The ‘World Records’ Category

Like Bradman, Hobbs and Lara, Robert Percival’s record may never be broken

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
Wisden states the all-rounder once threw a cricket ball 140 yards and two feet, a distance that several tried to reach and none have been confirmed as bettering

Some numbers are records fixed in the minds of every cricket fan. Bradman’s 99.94, Hobbs’s 197, Lara’s 501 – anyone who ever nosed around a Wisden will know those like they do the digits of their parents’ old home phone. They’re fossilised at the top of the lists in the back of the Almanack, and, since it is unlikely they’ll ever be beaten, will stay that way until the ravens finally fly the Tower of London.

And then there’s Robert Percival’s 140.2, which has been around longer than any of them. Wisden publish that one every year, too, in an obscure corner called Miscellaneous Records, but if you know what it represents, your youth really was wasted on you.


140 yards and two feet, Robert Percival, on the Durham Sands racecourse, Co. Durham c1882 (more…)

Roald Bradstock’s javelin throw and BBC interview at the 2012 UK Olympic Trials.

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Roald Bradstock competes in a record setting 8th Olympic Trials aged 50 in Birmingham, England on June 23rd, 2012. He smashes the World Masters Record for “the over 50” and comes second. The following day, on June 24th, 2012, Roald has a little chat with John Inverdale live on BBC

April 2013 News

Monday, April 29th, 2013

2013: Running Network:  Article.

2013: Inside the Games: Blog.
2013: The Sports Digest: Article.


Bradstock tops 2 World Rankings Lists for 2012.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Roald Bradstock tops World Masters Rankings for 2012 in both the 45 to 49 year and 50 to 54 year age group catergories:

Sticky: World Javelin Record M50 WR: 72.78m w/ 800g by Roald Bradstock

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

World Javelin Record M50 WR : 72.78m w/ 800g by Roald Bradstock June 23rd, 2012

World Record for Throwing an invisible Javelin- Roald Bradstock

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

World Record for Throwing an invisible Javelin- Roald Bradstock