WHEN I got the news last week, I took a few days to let it sink in and personally call all the people who helped me along the way,” said new Guinness World Records holder Susan Oakes, casting her mind back to when she received official confirmation about becoming its latest record holder for her side saddle high jump in 2013.

The news coincided with the announcement of a Level 5 lockdown within Ireland. Not that any wild celebrations were on the cards anyhow. “I had a few glasses of wine with Mam to celebrate and relive the journey.”