World gumboot toss record attempt

by Kent Caddick

Lincoln students are out to set a world record for the number of people taking part in a gumboot toss.

The Great Gumboot Toss is part of Lincoln University Student’s Association (LUSA) orientation programme, which gets underway next week.

LUSA vice president Tessa Williams said they are hoping for 500 people for the attempt on Tuesday, February 28 at 11am on the university sports fields.


“Everyone is welcome and we have it set up through Guinness World Records so it will be official,” Ms Williams said.

“There will be a chance to have a bit of practice around 10.30am and afterwards there will be the South Island Gumboot throwing championships, so if you find a bit of hidden talent you could have a go at that.

“Distance is not the issue for the record attempt. We all just get together and give it a hurl.”

She said no previous experience is required. “Just bring a gumboot and let’s bring the record home.” LUSA is looking to take the record back from Massey University who claimed it last year with 478. Lincoln set the record in 2013 with 348 people.

More details on The Great Gumboot Toss and other orientation events can be found on the LUSA website,