| James Kon |
‘THE Great Race’, which was held in conjunction with Royal Brunei Airline’s 40th anniversary and came to a conclusion some two weeks ago, succeeded in raising $24,484 to assist two beneficiaries – Green Brunei and Brunei Paralympics.
The cheque handover and presentation of prizes to the winners took place yesterday at a reception and was facilitated by the airline’s Deputy Chairman, Dermot Mannion.
The raised fund was divided equally ($12,242), with half being received by Khairunnisa Ash’ari, the Community Engagement Director of Green Brunei, who said it would be used for it’s Mangrove Rehabilitation Project along the Damuan River at Kampong Bengkurong.
The remaining half of the proceeds was received by Shaikh Mahmud bin Shaikh Hj Ibrahim, the Vice-President of Brunei Paralympics. The funds will assist with future activities for the progress of paralympic related sporting events.
The presentation began with DST receiving first place prizes for both the Male Corporate Challenge and the Female Corporate Challenge categories.
Fitness Zone and Total E&P Borneo BV shared second place for the Male Corporate Challenge category while third place went to BSM Helix and Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam.
BIBD and Standard Chartered Bank came in second place while third place went to Total E&P Borneo BV and Baiduri Bank respectively.
The men’s Long Haul 10km run saw Sefli Ahar winning the event followed by Samsul Zambri in second place and Abdul Malik Awang Hidup in third place.
In the female category of the Long Haul 10km run, Bryony Cameron-Smith came in first place while Owena Pozzi-Gurung and Marni Ahmad came in second and third place respectively.
Shahminan Mohamad Salleh won the Male Short Haul 5km Run while Sunny Jong Shi Xian claimed second place and third place went to Hj Jupli Hj Panggis
In the women’s Short Haul 5km Run, Vanessa Lobb crossed the finish line first followed by Fatin Hj Awang Ismail and Shazana Hamirolzama in second and third place respectively.
More than 3,500 people took part in Royal Brunei’s The Great Race.