Balsall Common Iron Man Paddy Doyle to complete year long challenge at BBC Mailbox


Balsall Common’s Iron Man Paddy Doyle completes his best ever year by ending his remarkable calendar year run of world record challenges at the BBC’s Mailbox studios in Birmingham this Sunday (31st July 2011) in front of a string of other world record breakers.

Paddy began his calendar year challenge in 2010 when he set himself the challenge of beating British athlete Paul Woodland’s feat of 29 strength speed fitness and endurance world records in a calendar year. The BBC will be covering Paddy’s efforts on Sunday, with Paddy having already surpassed Paul Woodland’s record.


Paddy’s final challenge is the small matter of a 20 mile speed march starting at 5.30am from Warwickshire countryside before making his way onto the Grand Union Canal on his way into central Birmingham and grand finale climbing from the canal up to the BBC studios in the Mailbox, where he will be supported by other world record holders including Micky Gooch, Dave Gowder and Steve Butler.

Anyone wishing to see Paddy complete his challenge at the Mailbox would be welcome to come along, with Paddy aiming to complete his 20 mile march somewhere around 10:45am.

Anyone interested in following Paddy Doyle can find him via his website or Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/paddy.doyle.endurance