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Maryborough practices swilling for pub crawl record
June 2, 2007


A south-east Queensland city will try to swill its way back into the record books next weekend with the world's biggest pub crawl yet.

London snatched the quirky title from the small regional city of Maryborough last year.

But the Brits' success has made the city - population 26,000 - determined to hold an even bigger pub crawl on June 10 in a bid to bring the title back to Australia.

Maryborough Shire councillor Anne Nioa hopes more than 2,278 drinkers will record their visits to 10 hotels as part of the city's annual attempt at the world's greatest pub crawl.

Maryborough set the inaugural record of 1,198 with the Guinness Book of Records on the Queens Birthday weekend in 2005.

It beat its own record with 2,237 the following year, only to be knocked off by a London challenge that registered 41 more drinkers than Australia.

"We had a lot more than 3,000 in the pub crawl last year, but getting them to hang on to their cards, get them stamped and then hand them in at the end of the six hours is a bit tricky," Ms Nioa said.

Ms Nioa expected at least 3,500 people would help Maryborough drink its way to glory again.

"We have a bus load coming from Perth and we usually get them from Darwin to Tasmania, so we are fairly confident we can win the record back," she said.

"And would you believe there are some Poms timing their visit to Australia to coincide with it?

"I suppose it's justice. We know a lot of Aussies were in the British pub crawl team."

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Well it looks like they have beaten London by about 400 drinkers:

Aussies reclaim crawl crown

11.06.2007
We won back the Ashes and now we've won back the record for the World's Greatest Pub Crawl.
Initial counts last night suggested Maryborough had smashed London's record by at least 400 people.

There was a festival atmosphere on the streets yesterday as more than 2700 people crawled through 10 pubs and into the record books once again.
 
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