Spring in his step to chase a world record
THERE are not many 14-year-old boys who can say they hold a world record but Adam Sinden is positive he can claim the title while also raising money for his mate Aaron Payne, who is recovering from brain surgery.
Tomorrow afternoon the Warwick State High School student will put on his jumping stilts, buckle up his helmet and make a 100m dash along the River Walk footpath.
"The record is around 16 seconds," he said.
"I ran it in 15.04 seconds the other day so I'm pretty happy."
Adam discovered the hobby while watching unicycle videos on YouTube.
"I decided wanted to try something different," he said.
"I got them for my birthday and it took me a couple of days to get the hang of it.
"I am currently practising how to do a back flip.
Adam thought it would be "cool" to hold a world record but at the same time realised he could help raise some money for his friend Aaron.
"I went to school with Aaron since grade two," he said.
"He is a good mate."
The world record attempt will take place tomorrow at 4.45pm, weather permitting, at the Condamine River path below the Collegians football fields and clubhouse.
Spectators will be able to make a gold coin donation to go towards Aaron's Payne's rehabilitation.