Pauline Giles, who ran the attempt, held the poor turnout on a combination of bad weather and the credit crunch responsible for the failed bid. "It's been raining all day which puts people off. Things are also a bit tight at the moment so all in all it was a slightly poor show," the Telegraph quoted her as saying. The existing record was set by 147 Australians eight years ago.
Story first published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 17:22 [IST]