IT HAS been a challenging year for personal fitness trainer David Maund of Newcastle Emlyn. He completed not one but two gruelling challenges with friend Lorraine Hughes Gage and raised a total of £1,200 for local charities.

They took part in and completed the Jurassic Coast 100k 60 mile challenge in 24 hours from Weymouth to Exmouth; the Ceredigion Coast Challenge of walking 60 miles in 23 hours from Cardigan to Ynys Las.

The amount raised will be divided between the Breast Unit in Llanelli and the Newcastle Emlyn, Aberaeron, and Narberth community swimming pools.

And his fundraising efforts don’t finish there. In 2018, David plans to tackle the Devon Coast to Coast challenge of 117 miles in under two days as well as walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the Carmarthen Coast Path.