Mirus IT All Stars aim for footy world record

Thu 17 Apr 2014

While the rest of us are tucking into our Easter Eggs an intrepid team from business computer services company, Mirus IT Solutions of Milton Keynes, will be slogging it out on the football field attempting to break a Guinness World Record.

Sixteen hardy souls will be attempting to play the longest ever continuous game of five-a-side football.  The current record stands at fifty-three hours but the Mirus team is aiming to smash that with an eye-watering seventy-two hours of play.  They’re also hoping to raise £10,000 to help the MK Community Foundation set up projects around the city supporting children and young people through local voluntary and community organisations.  The game is taking place at the Courtside Sports & Fitness Centre in Bletchley courtesy of Milton Keynes College.

Mirus IT founder, Paul Tomlinson, says, “A few months ago this seemed like a really good idea but the closer it gets the more terrifying it becomes.  However, we’ve trained hard and we really want that spot in the record books.  Anyone who wants to come down and give us some support to help us get over the line will be very welcome indeed.”

The marathon match kick offs at 8am on Good Friday morning and if all goes well the record will be broken at 1.01pm on Sunday.  “Even then,” Paul says, “we’re determined to keep going for the full seventy-two hours.  We want to make this a really tough record for anyone else to break.”

Support for the team can be tweeted to @MirusWorldRec or @MirusIT and Twitter updates will appear throughout the game.  Anyone who would like to sponsor the players for this gruelling charity event may do so by visiting https://localgiving.com/charity/miruschallenge

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