Hello and Welcome back everybody. As you may know, most students are in for something different to do. So two years ago, my volleyball club gained the Guinness World Record for longest volleyball marathon. Since then two teams have set a better time, so it was time to strike back for our club, which they did this week. In 85 hours, they took back the world record, with 24 players.
I’ve been there to help them out, and while I was there, I also took some shots. So in 13 shots, the four days it took to take back the World Record.
First of all, what it was all about, Volleyball. For 85 hours they played a continuous game, which lasted for more than 300 sets.
During the breaks, the players had time to sit back and relax in their very own sitting room, next to the field.
To keep everybody running, there were almost always masseurs around, to keep the players warm, and keep their muscles ok.
Since sleeping in a hall with the lights turned on all the time is a little difficult, some people made it into a kind of occupy-camp.
85 hours is a long time, but luckily the players got enough time to sleep.
To get some extra people to visit this attempt, over the days several things we’re done, like a circus workshop…
…a clinic by a professional volleybalteam…
…and a 3 hour spinning marathon.
Luckily, the players we’re allowed to take several showers, sometimes a day.
As the game lasted longer, more sports tape was needed, but luckily all 24 players finished the game.
After 80 hours, the previous record was broken, so reason for a small party, like 15 seconds, since the game still had to continue to finish the 85 hours.
And to finish it all off, they raised over 5000 euros for the Johan Cruyff Foundation.
This is my final post in 2011, I hereby like to wish everybody a safe, and most of all happy new years eve, and I hope to see you back in 2012. Enjoy.