An Ammanford triathlete has completed a mammoth 48 mile run in just 48 hours for charity.

Joseff Rees ran four miles every four hours for 48 hours around Ammanford Recreation Ground to raise money for the Jac Lewis Foundation.

Rees began the 4 x 4 x 48 challenge made famous by David Goggins at 6pm on February 23 and completed his final four mile run less than two days later.

During the 48-hour challenge, Rees was cheered on by numerous supporters who joined him on laps around the park, and the triathlete will be raising more funds for the charity when he runs the London Marathon on April 21.

On X (formerly Twitter), the Jac Lewis Foundation expressed their gratitude to Rees for his exceptional feat.

They wrote: “Well, he did it, what an inspiration you are @JoseffRees1 raising well over his £1000 target, Cammy [mascot] wanted to be there at the end to give him a hug. Diolch yn fawr!”

Local cricket club Wildboar Centurions CC was one organisation that supported Rees during his run and also voiced their gratitude to the cause on social media.  

They said: “This morning, a few squad members supported @JoseffRees1 in a 4 mile run. Joe is raising money for @JacLewisFdn, a fantastic charity, which is close to many of our playing squad. As a club, we presented Joseff with a cheque of £100.00.”

The Jac Lewis Foundation provides support for mental health and wellbeing in the Ammanford community.

It aims to decrease the stigma of mental health, train up members of the community to become wellbeing mentors, offer a preventative mental health service and increase the resilience of the community.

The charity has kickstarted several projects such as the Sa18 Project, Bereavement through Suicide Project, Swansea City Football Mental Health Hub, West Glamorgan Counselling Service and Youth Service Project.

Jac Lewis, a former Swansea City academy player, passed away in 2019 and the organisation is determined to prevent losing another member of the community from suicide.

The Jac Lewis Foundation is supported by Ammanford Football Club too which has allowed the charity to become a service that provides mental health counselling to both adults and children throughout Wales.