On friday 19th May Gary is setting off for Nepal to complete the highest marathon on earth - The Everest Marathon. It starts at around 5,400 metres (17,700 ft) above sea level so Gary has until 29th May to train and acclimatise to be able to run at this altitude.
Unfortunately, due to business commitments Gary has had to delay his entry in the Everest Marathon. "The trouble is its 3 weekd away for a one day Marathon!, said Gary". He has another event in 2013 which clashes with the Everest Marathon so he has to wait until 2014 to attemp it.
Gary Parker of South Wales accountancy firm Parker & Co has agreed to sponsor a team of 6 to complete the challenge of swimming across the English Channel, known as the Everest of Swims!
Gary and his team helped around 65 people abseil safely off the transporter bridge saturday morning. We started at 7am so that we could all see the Wales v France match in the afternoon. We just managed and missed only about 15 mins of the game.
Our objective is to raise atleast £10,000 over the year and 100% of donations go to the charity. We have a team in the 3 Peaks in July, Gary is swimming the Hellespont in August and running the Everest Marathon in Nepal in December ("The highest Marathon on Earth").
On 30th August in the Dardenelles Gary took part in the 6.2 k Hellespont Swim. It was a great occasion with around 500 competitors.
At the end of August, Gary is also taking part in the Hellespont Open Water Swim - From Asia to Europe. Situated in Turkey, The Hellespont is undoubtedly one of the most significant open water swims in the world.
2011 - Parker & Co sponsor the Annual Newport Clocktower Abseil for the Lord Mayor's Charity and Gary Parker keeps it safe
June 2011 - Gary Parker agrees to swim from Europe to Asia for St.Davids Foundation - the Hellespont Swim August 2011