Selco supplied the tiles used in a successful taekwondo world record attempt.

Selco aids successful world record attempt

Published:  11 April, 2014

Selco Builders Warehouse has played a key role in the successful world record attempt of a former world taekwondo champion.

Lisa Dennis, 40, sealed her place in the Guinness Book of Records by smashing 1,000 roof tiles using just her hands in 83.98 seconds. Selco’s Croydon branch provided 1,260 tiles for the event, which took place in Orpington.

Paul Asquith, branch manager at Selco Croydon, said: “We are delighted to have played a part in helping Lisa create history with this world record attempt. Everyone at Selco would like to congratulate Lisa on her exploits.”

As no previous record stood for this challenge, Guinness World Record verifiers imposed a limit of 90 seconds for Lisa to complete the challenge.

“I put in a lot of intense training for this attempt and I’m delighted it paid off,” said Ms Dennis. “I have won many national and international taekwondo titles, but gaining a Guinness World Record is the highlight of my career.

“Achieving the record was an immense feeling. I am so pleased I got to share it with my fiancé Chris and my students who have supported me in my training. I would also like to thank Selco Croydon for all the support they provided.”

Image caption: Guinness World Records adjudicator Anna Orford; BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell; Chris Pitman, Lisa’s partner and holder of the male world record; Lisa Dennis, former World ITF taekwondo champion and holder of the world record fastest time to smash 1,000 roof tiles (female). They are surrounded by Lisa’s students from Virtue Taekwondo.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight

Recruitment

Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Events Diary