Chris hops for record

Chris Bexton (middle) pictured with Monty Python legends Michael Palin (left) and Terry Jones (right)a
Chris Bexton (middle) pictured with Monty Python legends Michael Palin (left) and Terry Jones (right)a
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aN ALFRETON man hopes he hopped his way into the Guinness Book of Records.

Chris Bexton, 48, a duty manager at Alfreton Leisure Centre took part in a double World Record ‘Hopathon’ attempt at Hampstead Heath athletics track on Saturday, March 3.

The record-breaking bid was an homage to a scene from the 1970s television series Ripping Yarns, written by Monty Python stars Michael Palin and Terry Jones.

Chris, who applied to take part via a posting on FaceBook, met the ex-Pythons at the event where he filled in with a relay team who were missing a hopper, and completed a 100 metres’ hop. The results for the relay hop are now with the adjudicators.