28th May, 2018

Balsall Common strongman Paddy Doyle celebrates 600th world record

Sarah Mason 15th May, 2018

HE NEEDED just one more World Record to reach the magical 600 career records.

And Balsall Common strongman Paddy Doyle smashed his way through the landmark figure at the Royal British Legion Club Berkswell on Saturday (May 12).

Carrying a 40lb back pack, Paddy completed a 15km mountain bike cross country followed by a 5km cross country speed march, he finished up with a seven-metre shuttle walk carrying the back pack and two 8kg kettle bells in an overall time of three hours seven minutes and five seconds.

Solihull Council leader Bob Sleigh presented Paddy with the official World Record certificate and trophy confirming the World Record title.

A delighted Paddy said: “It has been a tough road to be the first UK endurance athlete to achieve 600 World Records and physical fitness challenges in eight different sporting disciplines.

“The hall was packed full of spectators who were pushing me all the way to the finish line.

“It was also great to see former members and current serving members of the Parachute Regiment who were also vocally pushing me as well.

“A big thank you also goes to my support team who paced me to the last second, I will now rest my body and look at increasing my challenges hopefully in a few months.”

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