Spend the weekend lapping up the bank holiday sun? Spare a thought for the 46 athletes from School of Hard Knocks (SOHK) and Wooden Spoon who played full-contact rugby union for more than 30 HOURS in the heat to set a new world record.
The players pushed themselves to their physical and mental limits at the home of Premiership side London Irish, the Hazelwood Centre, with the scoreline finishing a mammoth 2210-1153 to SOHK.
SOHK even brought in England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half and charity patron Andy Gomarsall MBE and former Scotland full-back Ben Hinshelwood in to the fundraising push.
And we did it! #SOHK has broken the @GWR for the longest EVER game of #rugby ???? show your support for our boys and pleaseeeee DONATE ???? https://t.co/1bRvIqCqnq#SOHKbreaksGWRpic.twitter.com/d11cpmGwUf
— SchoolofHardKnocks (@SoHKCharity) August 26, 2019
Gomarsall said: “That was beyond brutal and one of the toughest things I’ve ever done in my life! The heat at times was unbearable.
“I’m delighted for both teams that we broke the record and with so much money being raised for such an important cause it was an unforgettable two days.”