IT’S mission accomplished for Rhys Harries as he completed his epic 14 marathons in 14 weeks.

The Cardigan fitness coach and personal trainer completed his final 26-mile 385-yard run on Christmas Eve, clocking up the best part of 370 miles in the process as he looks to raise funds for a new gym at Cardigan Primary School and the town’s Oxygen Therapy Centre.

The distance he has covered is the equivalent of running from Cardigan to Nottingham and back.

“It seems to have gone on and on but in other ways it seems to have flown by,” said Rhys, who started out on his first run from his Cilgerran home back on September 25. plotting a new course every week.

“I am tired and looking forward to a bit of a rest but it has been worth it for the amount of money raised for two local causes.

“There has been highs and lows along the way. The highs were when other people joined in to run with me, while the lowest moments were when I was on my own and hit a bad patch.

“Your mind starts to play tricks on you but overall it has been ok. You see some of the challenges people do on TV and think they are far harder.

“At least I had a week between runs but you always knew the next marathon was just around the corner and you had to do it and fit it in around everything else you do, even if you had a bad week.”

One thing’s for sure though, after all those hard miles, Rhys had certainly earned a few extra mince pies over the festive period.

Rhys had originally set himself a target of raising £1,000 but, so far, has pulled in more than £2,600.

“I would like to thank everybody who has supported me and donated. That support kept me motivated throughout,” he added.

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