Iron Man Doyle takes world record tally to 40 inside 11 months

Balsall Common’s Iron Man Paddy Doyle took his remarkable calendar year sequence of world records to 40 last night (20th June) at Stamina’s gym in Birmingham, with more than a month of the challenge remaining, having already blitzed Paul Woodland’s previous UWRT Challenge record of 29.

Paddy regained one Guinness World Record which was taken off him by Neil Bryant on 24th May in Clarmont Australia (58 push ups in 1 minute under a 40 lb back pack), Australia and set 3 others on the night in an incredible display.

Iron man Doyle went into the challenge carrying a number of injuries picked up from his relentless and rapid pursuit of records and sustained a nasty fall during one of the challenges, injuring his left knee cap in the process. His warrior spirit saw him through and he climbed to his feet undeterred to clinch another record. Paddy credited his success in part to a recent change in his preparations,

“I felt extra strong for these speed fitness records due to my new eating plan which gave me plenty of energy and helped me with my recovery going into the event” as he reflected on another successful night before adding, “my body’s really suffering from the lack of recovery time between events, I’m really struggling now. I’m going to need a good rest when I finish the challenge on 31st July.”

Paddy’s currently working up plans for the final day of his calender year challenge, which takes place on 31st July.

The four world records claimed last night included:

. 59 push ups in 1 minute carrying a 40 lb back pack (previous World Record holder Neil Bryant (Australia -58 push ups).

. 42 step ups in 1 minute carrying a 40 lb back pack using a 15 inch bench (Paddy’s record included a fall injuring his left knee cap).

. 34 push ups in 1 minute carrying a 100 lb back pack.

. 29 step ups in 1 minute carrying a 100 lb back pack.