Colin Shirlow defeats Sonya Thomas, maintains Hillsborough Oyster Festival streak

Sonya Thomas and Colin Shirlow will compete in the oyster eating contest at the Hillsborough Oyster Festival in Northern Ireland will start at 3pm Ireland time (10 am US Eastern). has a preview of the contest. update Amanda Poole reports Colin Shirlow defended his title with a record tying total of 233 oyters in 3 minutes.
update Sept 9 The Rake & Herald has a contest report listing Sonya’s total at 208.
update Sept 10 The Belfast Telegraph has an article and gallery
update Sept 11 The BBC has an article with pictures

Comments (4)


  1. A-Train said

    September 8, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    When Colin eats more than 564 (47 dozen) oysters in 8 minutes, I’ll be impressed. Until then, Sonya is the best Oyster eater in the world.

  2. Anonymous said

    September 8, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    I feel the same as A-train.

  3. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    September 8, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Here’s our initial report:

    A full one with video and interviews with Sonya and Colin will follow in a few days.

    Apparently, the Guinness Book of Records won’t deal with an oyster-eating competition any longer than three minutes on health grounds.

    This is a shame because Colin says he’d be up for doing a longer one.

  4. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    September 9, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Update here:

    It’s got quotes and everything.

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