Sporting Valentines – Paddy Doyle brings up 200th career record


Paddy Doyle took his extraordinary career on to the next level as he set his 200th career strength, fitness and endurance record on Valentine’s Day, having set out on his way with his first record back in May 1987. This time it was a gruelling 26 mile backpack walk across the Warwickshire countryside and along the Grand Union Canal – all laden down with 60 lbs of weights – with a rousing ‘stop-the-traffic’ conclusion coming after 7 hours 51 minutes at the offices of the Leamington Courier in Royal Leamington Spa’s town centre.

As always Paddy’s challenge was not without difficulties – heavy rain the previous day made for boggy, treacherous and energy sapping conditions on the early sections of the course – with Paddy going over on his ankle on a difficult slope and injuring his knee in the process. The mental and physical drain on Paddy, exacerbated by injury, slowed him to a crawl at the final checkpoint at Hatton Locks by the Waterman Arms. At this stage Paddy was taking regualr stops and relying heavily on his support team, whilst they dragged him back from exhaustion with a constant stream of energy bars, liquids and those all important words of encouragement to keep going.
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Paddy Doyle gears up for 200 record milestone!

Serial world record breaking athlete Paddy Doyle is aiming to notch up his 200th career record since getting his record breaking career underway way back in 1985. Balsall Common’s fitness, martial arts, boxing and outdoor pursuits trainer takes on a gruelling 26 mile cross-country back-pack challenge in the Warwickshire countryside on Monday (14th February 2011). And the challenge which requires him to carry a 60 lbs backpack, will take in sections of the Grand Union Canal before finishing in Royal Leamington Spa, where he will be well supported by members of his old paratroop regiment, a number of whom will be completing the course with him.

“I never knew I would achieve it , but I really do hope to clinch my 200th strength speed stamina record on Monday and I’m going to have some fantastic support on the day from my sponsors and members of my old regiment” said Paddy.
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Paddy Doyle takes calendar year world record tally to 20


Paddy Doyle broke 2 more world records at Staminas gym on Holly Lane in Erdington last night to bring his calendar year challenge tally to 20 world records. The latest tally of 20 also includes confirmation of a backdated world record which came through in the new year for the most competitive rounds (6419) of Kumite Boxing Karate fought in inter-club competition since February 1993 (up to and including 22nd October 2010).
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Paddy’s relentless world record assault continues as he bags two more



The irrepressible power house that is Paddy Doyle continued to astound as he took his tally of strength fitness and endurance world records since 31st July to an astonishing 17 at Stamina’s gym in Erdington, Birmingham last night (Monday 6th December 2010). Balsall Common’s Iron Man, martial arts expert and personal fitness instructor collected two more world records as part of his current challenge to break UK athlete Paul Woodland’s record of 29 world records in a calendar year.

Paddy’s records this time consisted of two step up challenges using a 15 inch bench and carrying a hefty 100lb backpack. The first, a 1 minute challenge saw him muster a phenomenal total of 28, which he followed up with staggering 105 full step ups in five minutes. Paddy’s career record now stands at 197 strength, fitness and endurance records is now 197, of which 123 still stand today.
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