29. Apr, 2015

James Harding of Piltdown

A FATHER-OF-THREE will try to set a new world record by playing rugby in the North Pole – after trekking almost 100 miles to get there.

James Harding, 40, of Piltdown, near Uckfield, is part of a team hoping to raise £500,000 for charity and play a game of rugby further north than anyone ever has before.

The investment director is now training, including dragging tyres around the garden and learning to ward off polar bears, before the mission in April.

“I can do my utmost to get myself in the best shape physically,” he said, “but you don’t know how you will react mentally.”