Have a free crack at pickled egg world record

Market organiser Lorna Jackson and stallholder David Laing set the tone for a world record attempt. 'Photo courtesy of Colin Hurworth

Market organiser Lorna Jackson and stallholder David Laing set the tone for a world record attempt. 'Photo courtesy of Colin Hurworth

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Shoppers with a strong stomach could bag something ‘eggstra-special’ at Saltburn Farmers’ Market on Saturday (8 Sep) – with a free chance to try snatching a tasty world record away from the clutches of New York.

Market organisers are inviting people who fancy their chances of smashing the current world record for eating three pickled eggs in the fastest time to bag themselves a place in the history books.

The current world record stands at an impressive 58.16 seconds and was set by American Ashrita Furman at the Panorama Café in New York on 12 July 2010.

The new world record attempt is the brainchild of Farmers’ Market stallholder David Laing, with eggs provided from his 170 free-range woodland chickens at Grewgrass Lodge in Marske.

David said: “It’s definitely a challenge, but I think there’s bound to be someone out there who can smash the world record and bring it right here to Saltburn Farmers’ Market.

“We’ve got full approval from The Guinness World Records people to go-ahead with this, and we initially thought we’d have to charge a £5 admin fee to cover costs.

“But we’ve now managed to open the record attempt to anyone who fancies having a go for free at the market.

“People can simply turn up on the day to have a go, or ideally register in advance to avoid waiting around on the day.”

Any potential reggord breakers can either turn up on the day, or avoid any potential waiting time by registering in advance.

Email hello.foodfirst@gmail.com, or leave a message on the Saltburn Farmers’ Market facebook page to book a free world record attempt.

All participants will be awarded a certificate for taking part on the day and, if you break the World Record, your name goes down in history.

The Saltburn Farmers’ Market features more than 25 stalls including a mix of fresh seasonal locally produced fruit and veg, meat and game, cheese, wine and many more. It is localted just outside Sainsbury’s, near Saltburn Railway Station and starts at 9am.