| Achong Tanjong |
OVER 850 people participated in the “ITB Run” yesterday morning, which was held at Institut Teknologi Brunei’s (ITB) campus at Tungku Highway. The event – participated by ITB’s staff, students and alumni along with members of the public – was held in conjunction with the first ITB Convocation Festival.
The run was flagged off by ITB’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah binti Hj Sulaiman, who also presented prizes to the winners.
It was co-organised by the ITB Student Affairs Section and the Students Representative Council, with the support of 12 sponsors from the private sector.
Also in attendance were Awg Joffry bin Haji Bungsu, Dean of Student Affairs; Pg Dr Saiful Baharin bin Pg Haji Duraman, Assistant Vice–Chancellor (Industry & Services) and Pg Dr Haji Md Esa Al-Islam bin Pg Haji Md Yunus, Assistant Vice–Chancellor (Academic).
With the theme ‘Burning Calories Together’, participants were supplied with pedometers to automatically record the number of steps they take during the run as part of ITB’s push to create awareness on living a healthy lifestyle.
The run was divided into three categories – 1km fun run, 5km and 10km – with a majority of them participating in the 5km category.
Zainor Sam bin Md Zain won the 10km male division, while second place went to Pg Haji Aliuddin bin Pg Haji Metussin and Haji Saifullah bin Haji Ramli finished in third place. The 10km female division was won by Vanessa Lobb, while second place went to Sufinah binti Haji Adris and Radiah Mardiah binti Haji Botty third. The first place winners received air tickets to Kota Kinabalu and a gold medal.
Meanwhile, the 5km male category was won by Lim Wei Kueng, with Mohd Nazrul Efeendy in second place and Ak Md Mazni bin Pg Saifuddin in third place. Siti Noorhalizah binti Hamid earned first place in the female 5km category, while Sharidah binti Mohamed placed second and Yazida binti Yusof placed third. Both first place winners in the 5km categories received a hotel stay and a gold medal each.
In the 1km for male staff category, Mohd Haidi placed first while Kamarul Jaman Abu Bakar and Pg Hj Mohd Alauddin placed second and third respectively. Noor Deenina binti Hj Mohd Salleh placed first in the 1km Female staff category, with second and third places going to Dr Hjh Noor Maya binti Hj Md Salleh and Mazlina binti Hj Mohammad.
The first place winners each received a Power Breather and a medal.