Long-distance running enthusiasts gained valuable insight into preparation for the UBDCorp Larian Harapan 2020 during a running clinic at the Lecture Theatre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium yesterday.
Organised by AKIF Media and Marketing Event with the support of the Brunei Darussalam Athletics Federation (BDAF), over 40 attended the clinic conducted by long-distance running coach from the Department of Youth and Sports Younes Ammota. Participants learned proper techniques to help boost performance.
President of BDAF Major (Rtd) Mohd Talip bin Haji Mohd Tahir lauded the organisers’ efforts in developing athletics. He stressed the five main components of physical fitness – strength, stamina, suppleness, speed and skill in their repertoire.
He also briefed on the history of the marathon and the early origins of road running events in Brunei in the 1970s and 1980s including the Sumbiling Marathon, SIA Marathon and SCB Run.
Project Manager of UBDCorp Larian Harapan 2020 Awangku Danny bin Pengiran Tajuddin was also present.
The virtual race aims to raise spirits and support the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in handling the COVID-19 situation in the country.