HELENSBURGH Amateur Athletics Club set sail for Mull at the weekend to take on the Mull Half Marathon.

The course was billed as ‘fast and flat’ with the former proving true for both Debbie Savage and Becky Beale. There has never been much time separating the two as was demonstrated by their times in this race.

Both girls ran a steady pace, keeping on each others heels for the whole course as they tied as first home of Helensburgh in a time of 1.37.40. Jan Fellows has been showing consistent form this year with Mull being no exception as she finished in 1.50.08.

This saw her claim the second female vet place and make up the winning female team with Debbie and Becky. Harald Halvorson has generally been used to much longer distances as he trained for his recent ultra races, but showed no problems in converting back to shorter races as he finished in 2.09.

His wife Ally, an experienced racer over a variety of disciplines, finished with her trademark smile in a time of 2.45.

Talented Helensburgh runner Chris Moses was reaping the rewards of his recent hard work as he comfortably won the Tour of Clydeside. This week long race series sees runners compete in races on a mix of terrain over five consecutive nights.

Chris made his mark on the first race as he created a comfortable distance over the 8km road race to finish 30 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor in 27.51. The second race dubbed as ‘Garscube Gallop’ is a 7km stretch which Chris did indeed gallop in a winning time if 26.29.

His series lead was extended on the third night when he took on the 7km Mugdock trail race in a time of 26.27. The fourth race returned to the road in the form of a 8km canal run which Chris won in a comfortable 27.52.

The final race saw Chris put in his usual powerful performance to take the clean sweep and win the final race and the whole series. The final places showed Chris sitting over a minute and a half in front of his nearest rival, a superb achievement leaving no doubt of his speed over both road and train terrain.

HAAC member Pauline Penman recently embarked in the new challenge of triathlon and took on the Stirling Novice distance event. The event started in the pool with a 400m swim which Pauline took in her side to finish in 10.29, giving her a comfortable mid-table position going into the 14km bike.

The bike course didn’t hold any problems for Pauline as she completed it well within 40 minutes in a time of 38.25 before starting her final discipline; the run. Pauline is no stranger to running and her race experience paid off as she cruised a 15.54 run time to give her an overall finish time of 1:07, a superb first time.