Bromley Taekwondo instructor in world record tile smashing attempt
PUBLISHED: 16:42 14 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:56 14 March 2014
A Bromley taekwondo instructor is hoping to become the first woman to smash a thousand roof tiles in under a minute, with her bare hands.
Lisa Dennis who teaches the martial art across Beckenham, Petts Wood, Bromley and Orpington will attempt the feat in March after failing in a bid last year.
Ms Dennis and partner Chris Pitman appeared on Blue Peter in August 2013 both attempting to break the male and female records. While Chris shattered the male record, breaking all the tiles in 51.8 seconds, Lisa went 14 seconds beyond the 1 minute benchmark set by Guinness World Records.
After that setback Lisa, 39, of Dalmally Road, Addiscombe, is determined to set the record straight. “Not getting the record on Blue Peter at the same time as Chris was hard to take but I’m not a quitter.” Said Lisa, “I’ve gone back to the drawing board and reassessed by preparation and training regime. I was 14 seconds out last time and I’m determined not to let that happen again.”
Ms Dennis, a taekwondo instructor for 16 years and world champion in 2011, is spurred on by the idea of being the first woman to hold the title, she said: “Sometimes I think ‘why am I doing this again’ but I realise that no woman has ever done it and that really inspires me. You can never fail until you give up!”
Lisa will make her bid for world record glory at Crofton Hall, York Rise, Orpington at noon on March 26.