| James Kon |
SOME 486 people yesterday turned up for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Obstacle Course Challenge, the first of its kind and held in conjunction with the RBAF’s 53rd anniversary.
Taking place at the Royal Brunei Air Force’s compound, the challenge was divided into two divisions – military personnel from the RBAF and citizens from the public. The six sub categories contested throughout the day were the Men’s Open, Men’s Veteran Open, Men’s Team, Women’s Open, Women’s Veteran Open and Women’s Team. Participants included competitors from Sabah.
Lt Syahril Amin from the organising committee said, “This is the first event of its kind and incorporates both long distance running and an obstacle course. The men have to complete a 10km run and obstacle course while women are required to run five kilometres and the obstacle course.”
The aim of the event he said, “is to promote a healthy lifestyle through exercise as well as to test the limit of participants. We have received a good response and I am happy. The number of participants has almost reached 500, which is good.”
Among the obstacles that the course offered were hills, tyres, monkey bars, trunk-climbing, mud-crawling, as well as a treasure hunt to mention a few.
Sefli Ahar, who won the Men’s Open (Civilian) sub category said, “This competition is a very good avenue to test people’s physical strength. I really enjoyed the obstacle course like the monkey bars and the hill challenges. I hope that the RBAF will organise a similar event next year.”