BALSALL Common strongman Paddy Doyle is celebrating 30 years of grit, determination, world records and injuries – by preparing for yet another multi-stage endurance challenge with an additional weight on his shoulders – quite literally.
The multiple record holder – 557 to be precise over the first three decades of his challenges – will be marking his special anniversary by setting off an another multi-stage endurance challenge with a massive 60lb backpack on his shoulders, instead of his usual 40lb weight burden.
Marking his 30th anniversary of ‘blood, sweat and painful injuries’ Paddy said: “I never knew I could last this long, but my loyal training team who are experienced them selves in mountain, martial arts, boxing and gym strength events are important to my success.
“30 years is a long time to push your body and achieve a career 557 documented feats under eight different sporting categories.
“I hope I have inspired many to be determined and take up any sport to become more healthier and fitter.”
Just last month Paddy’s determination to succeed and achieve was highlighted by him breaking two endurance records he had set just weeks before – but had been unhappy about his performance due to bad weather conditions.
Not happy with his previous attempt to set a respectable time for the 2km cross country speed march, Doyle set a new course record over a more challenging route in a new time of 21 min 16 sec, beating the previous best by over five minutes.
He then went onto set a new UK course record of 9km in 1 hr 13 min carrying an 80lb back pack.
He also set a new outdoor multi-stage endurance record of 3km , 10 uphill shuttle sprints at a 25 per cent incline and 50 strict squats in an overall time of 31 min 39 sec carrying 40lb back pack.