Sanna Duthie's attempt to become the quickest ever finisher of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path got underway this morning (Wednesday).

Sanna, 32, set off from St Dogmaels with the aim of completing her run in under 64 hours and 32 minutes - and is also using the opportunity to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.

The current record is held by Haverfordwest’s Richard Simpson, who completed the challenge in 2018.

Unfortunately for Sanna the weather didn’t fall kindly, with much of her opening day thus far plagued by heavy rain and high winds.

But shortly before 4pm, Sanna had gone through Strumble Head and had chalked off more than 35 miles, and still has several more hours of running to do before having to take a mandatory four hour break overnight.

Speaking on Tuesday Sanna, who is using a live tracker so that friends and family can follow her progress, expressed her gratitude to everyone who had either sponsored or supported her.

“It’s nearly time to stop talking about it and start running it,” she said.

“I’ve been so overwhelmed with all the support and messages. I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.”

Since Covid-19 restrictions were lifted, she has resumed her partnership with Pembrokeshire Massage in order to prepare her body for the ordeal.

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance South Wales Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re so grateful to Sanna.

“On its own, it is a significant personal challenge and we will be supporting her all the way to the finish line – and hopefully to a new record. For her to raise money for our lifesaving service at the same time is incredible and we wish her all the best.”

You can follow her progress by clicking here.