We all know Usain Bolt is the fastest person in the world, but what about the fastest bouncer? Amy Turner discovered there was no record for the fastest mile while riding a giant bouncy ball for women, so she began to train.
“I was really embarrassed when I first started, there were a lot of dog walkers around and I thought people would [tease me,]” Turner says. “But they were quite amused and, when I explained, they were quite nice about it.” She suffered a fractured her coccyx last year and while that left her in “absolute agony,” she got back on the ball.
Turner completed the mile on her ball, which is called a space hopper in the UK, in 17-minutes and 22-seconds. The mom of two says she’s “pleased” with her time but know she can do better. “I don’t think I’d pumped my hopper enough,” she explains, “that’s not something I thought I’d ever be saying.”
- What’s more, her stunt is doing some good. Turner is using her bouncing to raise money for Young Minds, a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.