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PADDY DOYLE - 694th Career Fitness Endurance/World Record on Wednesday, March 24, 2021


It was good to be out again photographing Paddy Doyle as it had been 3 months since I last photographed an event, we met at the church car park in Rowington, Warwickshire. Paddy and his support team went through a team briefing before making our way down to the Grand Union Canal which was a short distance away.


This was the start point of his 30 km Mountain Bike Low Technical Cross Country Challenge, I photographed the start of this event before driving to Lapworth also in Warwickshire to cover his arrival at the locks there where he would change onto the Stratford-Upon-Avon canal.


I only had about 20 seconds to get photographs of Paddy before he was gone, I walked a short way down the canal and waited for his return. After a long wait Paddy and his support team came back into sight and I was able to get some more photographs before they were gone again.


I walked back to my car and headed for the finnish line back where we had started on the canal at Rowington. I was there to photograph Paddy at the finnish point and he completed the event in a time of 1 hour, 48 minutes and 48 seconds while carrying a 22 lbs back pack.