Mega effort from Mull children

The group completed 12km of running over the course.

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A small but highly focussed group of youngsters from Mull gave the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance a lift on Saturday, April 3, when completing the Mull Mega Duathlon.

The youngsters got on their bike for the middle section which involved a 40km cycle.

Members of the Mull Youth Triathlon Team, aged 10-13, took up the challenge which comprised  a 6km (3.7-mile) run, followed by a 40km (24-mile) cycle then finished off with another 6km run.

Despite the hilly nature of the course the intrepid youngsters sped round, finishing in approximately three and a half hours; an impressive achievement all round.

The youngsters were rewarded for their efforts with cake from the Little Bespoke Bakery in Salen.

Although Mull remains in level three with fewer restrictions than most of the country, it was not possible to have supporters to cheer at the end. Instead The Little Bespoke Bakery in Salen kindly provided delicious cakes as a treat at the finish.

The challenge was in aid of the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance – a cause close to the hearts of so many in the islands and remote communities. At the time of writing the total stood at £2,388.

Thanks are due to all who have already donated, and, if anyone else wishes to add a  few extra quid in the pot, the fundraiser remains open for a while yet and can be found at