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Could you be the fastest window cleaner on the planet?
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By Web Manager
Published on October 24 2007
 

New international competition to be launched

The Guinness Book of World Records and The Federation of Window Cleaners, (formerly known as The National Federation of Master Window & General Cleaners),  have announced the launch of ‘The Fastest Window Cleaner on the Planet’ competition. 

The competition will be held at the Windex exhibition on 27th-28th March 2008 in Coventry, England.  Competition organisers are calling record holders and challengers the world over to come forwards to compete for the title.  Could you be the lucky winner?

‘The Fastest Window Cleaner on the Planet’ competition, as its name suggests, is open to professional window cleaners around the globe.  Current national record holders will be admitted to the competition plus one challenger per country.  Record holders must verify that they have the fastest national time before being allowed entry to the competition.  It is free to enter the competition and the deadline for entries is 7th January 2008. 


Could you be the fastest window cleaner on the planet?

New international competition to be launched

The Guinness Book of World Records and The Federation of Window Cleaners, (formerly known as The National Federation of Master Window & General Cleaners),  have announced the launch of ‘The Fastest Window Cleaner on the Planet’ competition. 

The competition will be held at the Windex exhibition on 27th-28th March 2008 in Coventry, England.  Competition organisers are calling record holders and challengers the world over to come forwards to compete for the title.  Could you be the lucky winner?

‘The Fastest Window Cleaner on the Planet’ competition, as its name suggests, is open to professional window cleaners around the globe.  Current national record holders will be admitted to the competition plus one challenger per country.  Record holders must verify that they have the fastest national time before being allowed entry to the competition.  It is free to enter the competition and the deadline for entries is 7th January 2008. 

Consisting of two rounds; round one will see national record holders compete to retain their titles against one challenger of the same nationality.  Round two will involve the winners from each country competing for the coveted world title.  The winner of the competition will receive a high financial prize.

Contestants are required to clean three windows and wipe the sill.  The windows, which will be made on behalf of the Federation of Window Cleaners, will each measure 45 inches square.  Time penalties are deducted for any water marks left on the glass and contestants are limited to a maximum squeegee size of 12 inches.

The current world record is held by Terry ‘Turbo’ Burrows as he is known within the trade.  Set in England in 2005, his record stands at an impressive 9.24 seconds.  Terry took on no less than 7 world records to become the fastest window cleaner in the world. A black belt in karate, Terry claims that karate has made him faster and more determined at window cleaning competitions and record challenges.

Windex is the U.K’s largest specialist exhibition for professional window cleaners.  Held bi-annually, the show is targeted at window cleaners, contract cleaners and facility managers.  Windex will showcase abseiling equipment, ladders, squeegees, water-fed pole systems and safety equipment.  Less than 30 minutes from international airports and set in the very heart of the motorway network, the Ricoh Arena venue will be easy to reach for contestants and visitors whatever their location.

Carpex will run alongside Windex and is the largest exhibition for professional carpet cleaners.  This show will bring together everyone involved in the cleaning, maintenance and restoration of carpets, upholstery and flooring.  Back in 2006, the two shows welcomed approximately 50 exhibitors and 2500 visitors.  Attendees came from several countries including Zimbabwe, the U.S.A, Israel, Nigeria, Germany and the Netherlands to name a few.  Exhibitors will include well known names such as Nilfisk, Johnson Diversey and Chemspec Europe.

No newcomer to window cleaning competitions, The Federation of Window Cleaners has run the U.K national window cleaning competition for the last 15 years.  The new international competition will replace this long-standing event.  The new global dimension is a clear indication of industry growth.

Commenting on next year’s competition, Beryl Murray, General Secretary of The Federation of Window Cleaners said; “I am really enthusiastic about the launch of the new competition in 2008.  I would urge contestants to come forward to make this a truly international challenge.  It certainly promises to be an exciting competition and along with Windex, will work to further raise the profile of the window cleaning profession on a global scale.”

To enter the competition, enquire about sponsorship or for further information, contact Martin Scott on telephone 0044 (0)1895 454438 or email [email protected] 

For further details about Windex or Carpex visit www.windex.co.uk  www.carpex.co.uk

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