Balsall Common strongman Paddy Doyle sets 863rd record - The Solihull Observer

Balsall Common strongman Paddy Doyle sets 863rd record

Solihull Editorial 7th Jul, 2024   0

BALSALL Common strongman Paddy Doyle had to push hard to get his 863rd world record.

The former paratrooper and ex Army Reservist took on five cross country mountain bike challenges carrying 46-pounds of mountain bike Instructor expedition kit around Pooley Park mountain bike course, in Tamworth, Warwickshire.

The results were eight-kilometres in 29 minutes 55.16 seconds; nine kilometres in 41 minutes eights seconds, 10km in 55 minutes three seconds, 11km in one hour five minutes and 56 seconds and 17.5km in one hour 44 minutes and 17 seconds.

Paddy said: “I had to really focus on every kilometre due to the very short, but steep inclines at some stages I had to carry the bike waded down with 46lb of expedition kit, my support team were absolutely brilliant checking my times passing me water and energy bars, Pooley Park is a short but challenging course.”

Paddy added that he hopes to reach 900 physical fitness challenges and World Records by the end of the year.




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