Former Para Doyle Goes Through The Wall To Win More World Titles (with Pics)
March 18, 2014 Stuff
It seems not even the British weather can stop former Para, Paddy Doyle. We’ve received another update from his team and, he’s taken another set of world records:
Wading through ankle high water logged fields and knee deep muddy footpaths over the Arden Challenge Walk & Heart of England Way footpaths starting from Henley–in–Arden Warwickshire.
Paddy Doyle showed real heart and determination to set and beat five tough cross country records carrying 120lb back pack. The former Paratrooper and amateur boxer speed marched 1 km over a challenging hard route in an official time of 8 mins 21.39 sec’s .
The Iron man of endurance then went onto set a 1 mile record in a time of 20 mins 12.09 sec’s.
After a short break assisted by his support team and time keepers he then speed marched 10km in a new official time of 2 hrs. 18.45 sec’s, beating the previous Guinness World Record which stood at 2 hrs 4 mins.
The next challenge was the Guinness World Record for the fastest cross country half marathon finishing in a new World Record time of 4 hrs. 13 mins 12.16 secs. beating the previous time of by 4 mins 48 sec’s.
"The course was especially tough due to the recent heavy rain, the footpaths were in terrible condition, at some point I was ankle deep in mud. The back pack was making me slip a lot. However my team support were incredible pushing me all the way to the finish line, I intend to have a long rest and re-charge my batteries as these challenges definitely pushed me mentally and physically."
Doyle's career of strength speed stamina records now stand at 320 physical fitness feats, which he holds 219. He is also the only British endurance to have had 63 entries in the sports pages of the 1990 – 2014 Guinness Book of World Records.
Many congratulations to Paddy!