When former Welsh flanker Richard Parks was forced to retire from rugby at the age of just 31, he did not opt for a life in front of the TV or behind the bar of a pub. Parks decided to become the fastest to climb the highest on every continent and trek to both poles. This challenge is known as the Explorers Challenge.
Now 33 Parks has just completed the Challenge in six months 11 days seven hours and 53 minutes and at the same time raised GBP1million for the Marie Curie Cancer Charity.
Guess it’s a case of up and over!