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A small but highly focussed group of Mull youngsters gave the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance a lift on Saturday April 3 by completing the Mull Mega Duathlon.
Members of the Mull Youth Triathlon Team, aged 10-13, took up the challenge which comprised a 6km run followed by a 40km cycle and another 6km run.
Despite the hilly nature of the course, the intrepid youngsters finished in approximately three and a half hours, an impressive achievement.
Although Mull remains in Level 3 with less coronavirus restrictions than most of the country, it was not possible to have supporters cheering at the end. Instead The Little Bespoke Bakery in Salen kindly provided delicious cakes as a treat for the finish.
The challenge was in aid of the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, a cause close to the hearts of so many in island and remote communities. At the time of writing, the total raised was £2,388.
Thanks go to everyone who has already donated. The fundraiser remains open at https://bit.ly/3fMWYxK if anyone wishes to boost the total further.