Paddy Doyle continues march towards triple century

Paddy Doyle's 13 mile backpack speed-march challenge
Paddy Doyle’s 13 mile backpack speed-march challenge

“I still intend to push myself to continue for as long as I can” said a jubilant Paddy Doyle after successfully claiming another Guinness World Record on Saturday to put himself just two short of a triple century of career strength stamina and fitness records. Balsall Common’s irrepressible world endurance champion was speaking in Henley-In-Arden after completing a gruelling 13-mile speed-march encumbered by a 100lb back-pack, across muddy paths, stiles and overgrown fields.

 

The former Paratrooper’s official time of 4 hours 18 mins, knocked 39 minutes off the previous bench mark, in a record attempt which required Paddy to employ navigational skills as part of the challenge.

 

The record challenge also came with the additional mental challenge of a last-minute decision to bring the challenge start-time forward, a decision that was taken because of concerns over incoming weather patterns, a situation that was far from ideal, given Paddy’s concerns about entering the challenge carrying injuries from previous record challenges.

 

“Myself and my team of pacers along with officials decided to start at 7am, so we could avoid any bad weather, however I was carrying numerous injury’s going into this challenge which was affecting my focus.”

 

Paddy found help in the form of supporters and pacers who kept him going all the way to the finish:

 

“I did not want to tell the other team members” said Paddy, referring to the extent of his struggle with injuries, “as this wouldn’t have helped with morale. I needed them to think I was OK so they would encourage me to go for it as much as possible.”

 

This now brings his career of strength speed stamina records to 298, of which 196 still remain as current documented records.

 

“I am excited and looking forward to reaching my 300th fitness endurance record, it has been a long hard and mentally challenging road”.

 

One he intends to remain on a little while longer yet.

 

 

 

Endurance star closes in on 300 career records

Balsall Common’s Paddy Doyle took his career tally for various forms of endurance and stamina record challenges to 297 at Stamina’s Gym in Erdington, Birmingham on June 3rd 2013, this time with a World Record for full contact punch strikes under the strain of a 40lb backpack and 2lb wrist weights.

 

The one minute challenge saw former paratrooper Paddy comprehensively beat the record (337) set two weeks earlier by Ahmad Amin Bodla in Lahore, with the stunning total of 420 confirmed strikes.

 

Paddy only has 3 more agonising successful record attempts to make it 300 National, European and World Records records, spanning a career he started in the 1980s, of which 195 are still current today.

 

 

 

Balsall Common Iron Man to hit ITV1 screens

Balsall Common’s Paddy Doyle will appear, finally, after some unintentionally misleading press, on ITV1’s Inside Guinness World Records on Tuesday evening (18th December 2012). Paddy was originally scheduled to appear in last week’s show, as confirmed by numerous media outlets, including a full feature in Radio Times magazine, but Paddy was contacted by programme makers at the eleventh hour to say his appearance would not be happening for another seven days.

 

In the show Paddy explores his career as a record breaking endurance athlete and how his troubled younger years nearly led him down a different path, into constant scrapes and time spent at Her Majesty’s pleasure. His saving grace, his enlightenment, came thanks in part to his discovery of a great love for endurance based discipline, following a series of ‘beastings’ intended as punishments, during his time serving as a paratrooper.

 

Ever since the mid-1980’s Paddy’s life has been dedicated to a record breaking crusade and among his various records, he can boast 52 current Guinness World Records, the most held by anyone in the UK.

 

In between world record challenges and looking after his two daughters with his partner Deborah, Paddy gets involved in a vast array of physical activities including mountain trekking. He also offers personal training sessions in a specially constructed gym in his back garden.

 
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Balsall Common endurance star hits ITV show

Balsall Common’s Paddy Doyle finds himself the focus of questions on ITV’s Inside Guinness World Records tomorrow evening (Tuesday 11th December 2012) as they explore his career as a record breaking endurance athlete. The former paratrooper holds 52 current Guinness World Records, the most by anyone in the UK. In tomorrow’s ITV programme he explains how his love affair with endurance feats turned him away from a life of trouble and near certain future living at her Majesty’s pleasure.

 

In between world record challenges and looking after his two daughters with his partner Deborah, Paddy gets involved in a vast array of physical activities including mountain trekking. He also offers personal training sessions in a specially constructed gym in his back garden.

 
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2 more world records for Balsall Common World Endurance Champion

Paddy Doyle on his way to his one arm push up world record complete with 60lb backpack

Balsall Common’s ‘Iron Man’ and World Endurance Champion Paddy Doyle was at it again when he claimed 2 more Guinness World Records at Stamina’s Self Defence Gym in Erdington, Birmingham on 17th November 2011. Paddy’s main target on the night was to reclaim a 60lb backpack push ups record that had been taken from him by his Australian arch-rival Neil Bryant. Paddy surpassed Bryant’s one minute challenge record of 50 repetitions to set a remarkable new world standard of 53.

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