A BRAVE six-year-old conquered his shy nature by effortlessly swinging 25 metres across the world’s longest set of monkey bars.

Suspended around 10ft in the air, Harry Ryan-Jeffery wowed his proud dad, Stuart, who watched anxiously below.

Little daredevil Harry was paying his first visit to Nuclear Races, a selection of large-scale obstacle courses in Brentwood.

He was determined to complete the park’s famous gorilla bars, which span 120 meters and leave even the toughest competitor struggling.

But it was no problem for Harry, a pupil at Prettygate Infant School, in Colchester, who took home the title of the youngest person to take on the bars.

He even beat his father’s attempt staying on the bars for 25 metres.

Stuart, who competes in Nuclear Races events regularly, said: “I had a go and could only manage ten metres.

“He absolutely smashed that effort, going about 25 metres, very high up.

“I couldn’t believe it.

“He absolutely loves monkey bars - you should see our garden, it is full of upside down ladders and bits like that.

“At our old house we had a wall which he went up at the age of three.

“He really is a monkey.”

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Harry shows off his strength on the world’s longest monkey bars

The ‘gorilla bars’ remain unchallenged since clinching the Guinness World Record title for longest set of monkey bars in 2014.

Harry had been watching his dad compete throughout various challenges, including the Colchester half marathon, and jumped at the chance to show off his skills.

He is already following in his old man’s footsteps, recently taking third place in a ‘hanging contest’, when he remained suspended from a set of bars for one minute and 30 seconds.

“Harry is quite shy, so this is a big thing for him,” said Stuart.

“He is just gutted he didn’t finish them, he will be coming back to try and conquer the full 120 metres.

“His teachers at school, particularly his PE teacher Mr Smith, have been brilliant in encouraging him.

“These kind of activities have helped him enormously.”

Nuclear Races is based on permanent farmland, with mud, woods, rivers and lakes running through its territory.

Challenges are aimed at people of all levels of fitness, ability and age.

Damian Williams, events co-ordinator, said: “He is definitely the youngest to have done it.

“Everyone was amazed by his tenacity and will-power to keep going.”