Balsall Common endurance champion celebrates triple century

Paddy Doyle and support team on his 10k speed march
Paddy Doyle and support team on his 10k speed march

Serial world record breaker Paddy Doyle notched up his 300th career record on his way to breaking four world records in Balsall Common on Saturday 17th September 2013, as the injury ravaged athlete took on a mixture of challenges in front of supporters at the Royal British Legion in Balsall Common. The former paratrooper completed a series of one minute world record challenges under the weight of a 100lb backpack, before setting off on a gruelling 10 kilometre speed march under the considerable strain of the same pack.


Paddy set the following new Guinness World Records:

  • 31 step ups in one minute carrying 100lb backpack on a 15″ bench
  • 51 squat jumps (jumping jacks) in one minute carrying 100lb backpack
  • 25 military star jumps in one minute carrying 100lb backpack
  • 10 km cross-country speed march

    “I was worried that my ongoing injury problems were going to kick in and stop me, however I knew to dig deep and stay fpocused no matter whether I collapsed or not. It’s taken me 26 years to reach this historical milestone and being the first in the world to this number of career records is an honour.”


    The Lord Mayor read out a message of congratulations from Guinness World Records Editor Craig Glenday. Paddy now intends allowing his ailing body some proper rest and recuperation having pushed his body to its’ limits by accepting world record challenges in quick succession over the last 12 months.


    “I will have a rest for a few weeks and relax and heal my body, and look forward to getting back into training in the near future”.


    Paddy’s 4 world records on Saturday took his career tally of National, European and World records to 303, of which 201 still stand today.