NOT even a massive downpour could stop a Menstrie personal trainer from completing an all-day Dumyat challenge for charity.

Dawn Gibson conquered the Clacks hill on a continuous loop for around 16 hours recently, repeating the three-mile route up and down from first light until dark.

The former army sergeant, who runs her GI. Fit personal training service at Alloa Trade Centre, is no stranger to such challenges and was lacing up for charity Rock2Recovery this time around.

The cause is close to her heart, having served as a tank mechanic in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 12 years, as it seeks out and helps distressed service people and veterans.

On the day of the challenge, Dawn got up and down Dumyat an incredible 13 times and covered 40 miles, non-stop, to raise a whopping £1,300.

She said: "It was a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and really appreciated the support I had from my partner Luke, a couple of close friends, family and clients.

"The weather turned really bad at near the end with a massive downpour so it got dark a lot sooner than I had anticipated.

"I'm so grateful to everyone who donated to the charity Rock2Recovery as it's charity events like this that make it possible for serving soldiers, veterans and their families to continue to get the treatment for free."

Last year, Dawn supported charity Scotty's Little Soldiers with a 24-hour running challenge and swapped flatter ground for the Ochils to keep the challenge fresh.

She was keen to test herself and support a good cause in what looks to be becoming an annual occasion.

Visit to learn more about the good cause she chose this year including how it provides one-to-one coaching specific to the requirements of individuals.