Endurance champion Paddy Doyle has been wading through water-logged fields and quagmire footpaths to add five new Guinness World Records to his current 58 titles.
The former paratrooper and amateur boxer, from Balsall Common, completed the fitness feat along the Heart of England’s Arden Way Walk, Henley-in-Arden, carrying a 120lb back pack. “The course was especially tough due to the recent heavy rain.
“The footpaths were in terrible condition – at some points I was ankle-deep in mud,” said the dad-of-two.
“The backpack was making me slip a lot. However, my support team were incredible, pushing me all the way to the finish line.”
Paddy set new speed marching records over the difficult route in the 1km, 1 mile and 10km categories before taking the fastest cross country times in the half marathon and 16 mile competitions.
His strength, speed and stamina records now stand at 320. He still holds an incredible 219.
He is also the only British endurance athlete to have had 63 entries in the sports pages of the Guinness Book of World Records from 1990 to 2014.
“I intend to have a long rest and re-charge my batteries as these challenges definitely pushed me mentally and physically,” added the 48 year-old.