ATHLETES from Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Indonesia will gather at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium on October 18 and 19 for the Battle Royale, hosted by GetFit CrossFit.
Brunei’s first CrossFit affiliate, GetFit CrossFit, will be hosting 80 athletes from over 10 CrossFit affiliates at the Battle Royale 2014.
Battle Royale is GetFit CrossFit’s annual competition based on CrossFit movements. Much like the CrossFit Asia Regionals, its aim is to provide a platform for local crossfitters, athletes and fitness enthusiasts to challenge and test themselves through competition. The competition will run from 8am to 5pm on both days.
GetFit CrossFit has also introduced the new logo for Battle Royale. The logo consists of two ancient weapons; a ‘Kelasak’ and two ‘Kampilan.’
“These weapons are proudly held by officers of the Royal Regalia of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Both are symbols of perfection of our country’s customs and traditions, dating back to before the 7th Century. We have always been inspired by our culture to strive to beat the odds whatever they may be, and this logo reminds us that every athlete had to start from somewhere,” said Sekhon, Head Coach of GetFit CrossFit.
GetFit CrossFit has been working around the clock preparing for this weekend’s event.
“I am most looking forward to seeing the athletes in action,” said Coach Sekhon.
When asked why the general public should come and spectate, he replied, “There is a lot of hidden talent in Brunei. You would be surprised to know what they are capable of. People are always going outside the country to compete in fitness events. This is one where regional athletes are coming over to Brunei (some for the first time) to compete with us.
“We are proud to host Battle Royale for all, and we will do our best to put on an amazing show for the general public. Also, the Brunei Calisthenics Group will be showcasing their talents in a demo on October 19 at 12.30pm. They are incredible in what they can do on a pull up bar,” he added.
A number of local CrossFit athletes were interviewed about Battle Royale and what they were looking forward to, and this is what they had to say: “The challenge and fun,” Nizam Bakar, graduate development trainee; “Meeting my CrossFit friends and challenging each other,” Noi Harun, quantity surveyor; “The competition – against others and myself,” Delwin Keasberry, commercial manager; “Meeting new and old friends from Brunei and beyond, and to challenging my fitness,” Boon Chu Woo, medical scientist; “To another excellent event; where people can showcase their abilities and fitness. Also, to see how far they have come from the event in 2013. It should be great for both competitors and spectators alike,” Mas Idris, IT executive director; “Competition is tough this year. I am looking forward to giving my best, and most importantly to enjoy every moment of it,” Amalina Abdullah, crossfitter.
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning fitness programme designed to challenge and improve cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. It is most commonly described as ‘Constantly Varied Functional Movements executed at High Intensity.’
Founded in 2000 in the United States, CrossFit now has over 10,000 affiliated gyms around the world. GetFit CrossFit held its first public session in December 2010, and they now host daily exercise programmes at two locations, in Telanai and Pandan 4.
For more information, visit www.getfitcrossfit.com or check out GetFit CrossFit on Instagram and Facebook.