A MOTHER and son duo have raised more than £500 after a gruelling fundraising challenge.

Dawn and Jack Osman completed a 24-hour treadmill challenge and raised £515 for Jack’s rugby team, Hindpool Tigers ARLFC Under 16’s. The two had initially set a target of £150. They completed 12 hours each on the treadmill.

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Divided into four blocks of two and a half hours and one two-hour block, Dawn revealed how the two felt after completing the epic challenge.

“I am really impressed and chuffed,” she said

“Afterwards I felt amazing because we had done it, so mentally I felt great.

“Physically, Jack was as fresh as a daisy as if he had done nothing.

“I have got a nice blister on my foot as a memory.

“We didn’t have any injuries, just a few aches and pains, but nothing that we didn’t expect.”

Overall, Dawn and Jack racked up an outstanding amount of miles too.

Doing a mixture of running and walking, Jack reached 41.1 miles and Dawn completed 38.3 miles.

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Hindpool Tigers Under 16’s coach Kev Kyte has heaped praise on the pair.

He said: “I couldn’t be happier with what they’ve done.

“They have done outstanding and I couldn’t be prouder of them.

“I think it is absolutely brilliant to the point that it has now inspired me and my lad, Ryan, to set our own challenge.”

Kev revealed that the funds raised will help the team for their upcoming season in the North West Counties League.

Jack and Ryan are set to enter their tenth year with the club.

It has been a frustrating year for the rugby team as the Coronavirus pandemic has caused their games to be cancelled.

Dawn said Jack has missed playing the sport during the lockdown.

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However, the treadmill challenge provided the 15-year-old with something to focus on.

Dawn explained: “I mainly decided to do this because Jack has struggled with this lockdown.

“He’s in his last year of school so he's got the stress of exams and he's not been able to go out and all of his sports has been stopped.

“So, he was struggling a little bit and I wanted to use something as an achievement to motivate him and it definitely worked.”

To donate to the campaign, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dawn-osman