Doyle breaks the record for most feats in a calendar year

Paddy Doyle on his way to three more records on the Heart of England Way. Picture submitted
Paddy Doyle on his way to three more records on the Heart of England Way. Picture submitted

Balsall Common endurance athlete Paddy Doyle has smashed the record for the most strength, speed and stamina feats in a calendar year with more than five months to spare.

Doyle completed three fitness endurance records on the Heart of England Way to surpass Steve Buttler’s mark of 111 records, kicking off with a four-mile cross-country speed march carrying a 60lb backpack in 47min 43sec.

He then completed the Guinness World Record cross country 10k speed march carrying the same weight in 1:17:39, beating the previous mark by five minutes.

The final feat saw the former paratrooper set a new record for an eight-mile cross-country speed march weighed down with a 60lb pack, clocking 1:51:56.

Despite amassing 112 records since May, Doyle said he will continue to push himself to discourage potential challengers.

“I am five months ahead of the record so a lot of the pressure is now off me,” said Doyle.

“However, I will not relax and will still attempt to achieve as many recognised physical fitness feats as I can to put the world title out of reach.”