Butlins holidaymaker smashes space hopper Guinness world record

Ethan Fisher. Photo Mark Fear.
Ethan Fisher. Photo Mark Fear.

AN ENERGETIC young boy managed to smash the world record for the most bounces on the space hopper, when he and his family visited Butlins in Skegness.

Ethan Fisher who is just nine-years-old, managed to do 62 bounces on a space hopper over a line in one minute, which broke the previous world record of 60.

The family who are from Worksop in Nottinghamshire visited the resort in February where Ethan’s eye was caught by an activities area being run by the world record company.

Ethan quickly decided to have a go and had no problem picking the space hopper as this isn’t the first time that he has been successful on the bouncing invader.

Last year, Ethan, his mum Anne, father Richard and sister Ellie all took part in the largest ever space hopper race at Sheffield Don Valley Bowl in July.

The 200 metre charity race was organised by Yorkshire Cancer Research, Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care.

Donned in a special event t-shirt and hopper, Ethan managed to cross the finish line first!

Anne said: “We were all on a family break to Butlins as the kids love it so much where we saw the activities being run by the record people. Ethan picked the space hopper among the other activities because he took part in the largest ever race last year and won! The official Guinness World Record certificates have just arrived so we are hoping that Ethan’s record will be part of the book when it is published.”

The family enjoy holidaying in Skegness as Anne and her Husband Richard have good memories from their childhoods.

Anne added: “Skegness holds a special place in our hearts as it is actually where Richard proposed to me. We always enjoy bringing the children here as it is where we both came here as children.”

Ethan also enjoys being part of a football team in Worksop and taking part in a number of tournaments.

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