I’m adding a page with all the road uni records (marathons, hour records, 24 hour records, 10k’s and basically anything that is road) but as no one really kept track of all the records in the past years there’s not much to go on, so far we’ve got:
If you can add any more records that would be great, post or PM if you know any!
Just to be picky, you’ve listed my country as ‘England’ - it should really be ‘Wales’ (or more vaguely ‘UK’). Aberystwyth is definitely not in England - try telling that to any Welsh person! You can get a Wales flag from wikipedia if you want it. Sticking with UK may be simpler though. The date should be 29-30 Sept 07, not 27th.
I think the 10km Unlimited record is Patrick Schmid’s winning time at Unicon13: 22:16.60
And of course Takayuki Koike’s 100 mile record of 6:44:21.84 from 1987 in Japan. I recently found some older references to the 100 mile record from when it was still human in an ancient Guinness book - I’ll see if I can find them.
Thanks Sam, I’ve edited your record and added Patrick’s and Takayuki’s, I’ve thought about adding the 100 mile record before but there’s not much info on exact dates and place. If anyone could supply those that would be great! If you can find that former 100 mile record that would be awesome too, I’ve never seen it.
Takayuki’s record was set in or around Tokyo, about a week after Unicon III, which would make it early August. He had a 43" rickshaw wheel unicycle which was very heavy, but at least had an air tire.
He was pursued by Floyd Beattie (from Ohio), who was approx. 33 years old and the previous record holder. They had been rivals over the record for the previous few years. Floyd was riding either a 40" or 45" Unicycle Factory big wheel.
Before those guys were battling it out the record was 9:20, I think the rider’s name was Johnny Severin, and it was done in 1981.
Before that it was 10:31 by Cathy Fox (female) from Marion, Ohio on a 40" Unicycle Factory big wheel.
Certainly does - in fact the English (St George) flag is even worse, forever associated with skinheads, football and racism. Being English is almost something to be ashamed of (or at least the flag is). I was born just the wrong side of the river (Bristol). Besides, any nation with a dragon on their flag has to be cool
Being a bit more on-topic, I’m pretty sure the country column in Dustin’s list is where the record was set, not the nationality of the rider.
It was actually meant as nationality, but so far it works for both as everyone has ridden the record in their own country. Going to bump Roger for Japanese records, and I think he held the 10km before Patrick did.