Roe airwaves and a new world record attempt

Limavady United players and staff get practicing on their push ups ahead of a world record push up attempt in Limavady next week.0208SJ600

Limavady United players and staff get practicing on their push ups ahead of a world record push up attempt in Limavady next week.0208SJ600

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Limavady United players and staff are practicing their push ups ahead of a world record push up attempt in Limavady next week.

As part of the Limavady 400 project, organisers are hoping to have 400 people perform push ups outside the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre for one minute.

The event takes place on Friday, August 9th and pre-registration begins at 5pm.

“This is for everyone, so come down and give it a go,” said Limavady 400 events coordinator Andy Chapman.

“Even if you can only manage a couple of full range push ups in a minute, that’s fine.

“We want to bring in sports clubs as well to allow them to claim a world fitness record as their own.

“Recently crowned Irish Middleweight boxing champion Eamonn O’Kane confirmed his participation last week, and we are hoping other well-known sportsmen and women will pitch in.”

The current world record is 352, achieved by Laboratorios Silanes S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) at Bosque de Tlalpan Park in Mexico City, Mexico, on 20 October 2012.

In the meantime, The Limavady 400 FM radio station will turn Drumceatt Square into a “three day hive of activity with something for everyone” next week, according to Mr. Chapman.

Local people are asked to tune into 106 FM for three full days as Limavady celebrates its 400th birthday. A one off radio station will broadcast from the Arts Centre on August 8, 9 and 10.

Station co-ordinator Peter Vamos is looking forward to the project, and is calling on the town to back the station and make it their own.

“This August an electrical storm will hit Limavady, the likes of which has never been felt before,” he said. “Limavady 400 FM will crackle to life and blanket Limavady and Ballykelly with a new, exciting and energetic sound for three fun-filled days.”

Mr. Vamos says the temporary radio service “will embrace the music, culture, history, activities and soul of Limavady by shining the spotlight on the people and groups who make the town great”.

“Broadcasting live from the Roe Valley Arts and Culture Centre, Limavady 400 FM will celebrate our 400th birthday with music and events in Drumceatt Square and everyone is invited,” said Mr. Vamos. “Now we’re looking for people and groups to get involved. Got a story? Got a song? Want to learn about radio broadcasting or have an idea for a show? Get in touch! The only limit is your imagination.”

To complement the radio station, an array of free activities are being lined up for outside the Centre including an invite for children asked to help celebrate Limavady’s birthday on August 8 between 12.15pm and 3pm by coming to the square to make special Limavady 400 birthday cards.

Friday sees a mini Stendhal Festival come to the square for the afternoon followed by the new world record attempted at 5pm.