PLAYERS from Dursley Rugby Club took on a second challenge wearing nothing but their ‘budgie smugglers’ to fundraise in memory of beloved coach Ross Reeves, who died in April.

The scantily-clad players attempted to complete the 102 mile Cotswold Way in 48 hours, over the weekend, as part of their year of fundraising for the British Heart Foundation in Ross’s memory.

Three of the group finished the route from Chipping Campden to Bath in 43 hours - five hours ahead of their target.

And throughout the walk the team were once again attired in their eye catching yellow budgie smugglers swimwear, as they had been when they climbed Snowdon in August.

"Of the seven lads that set off Saturday morning, only three - Ed Sheldon, Dave Sheldon and Jack Pinker - managed to cross the full 102-mile finish line just after midnight Sunday night," said first-team player Josh Bailey.

"It was an absolute roller-coaster of a challenge, going through such beautiful parts of our local area but not being able to fully enjoy them.

"We completed 60 miles on the Saturday in just under 20 hours, at that point I had to personally pull out because I managed to pick up a roaring foot infection.

"We couldn't have done the challenge without our support vehicle supplied by Frocester Fayre, who met us along the route and provided us with food, water and support when we were at our absolute lowest points, we genuinely couldn't have done it without them!

"We also had lads from the team join us along the way to do stints to keep morale high and keep us going which was completely invaluable.

Dursley Rugby Club has raised £5,500 for the British Heart Foundation since popular club coach Ross Reeves suffered a heart attack in April, aged 60.

Mr Reeves was captain of the club's third team and coach of its Colts side.

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