Nearly 250 runners were able to push through the darkness during the last leg of the eight-hour Sungai Liang Endurance Race on Sunday.
The race saw 249 runners push their limits, challenging a 3.37-kilometre loop with hill climbs and descents from midnight till sunup.
The Royal Brunei Police Force, Fire and Rescue Department, and Emergency Medical Ambulance Services (EMAS) helped ensure safety of the participants.
Acting Penghulu of Mukim Liang cum Village Head of Kampong Sungai Liang Mohammad Haszrin bin Bagol said the run was the first event organised by the Village Consultative Council of Kampong Sungai Liang in collaboration with Lumut Runner Group with help from the Sungai Liang Hikers and the TSRT Group. The run was scheduled to take place last year, but was postponed due to the global pandemic, he said.
Participants took part in one of four categories – 139 runners in men’s open category for ages 18-44; 45 in women’s open for ages 18-44; 43 in men’s veteran (45 and above) and 21 in women’s veteran.
Runners who had completed the most laps in the fastest time in the eight hours won their category.
Nur Mohammad Hidayat Salihin took the men’s open and Ariana won the women’s open.
Meanwhile Shamseleffandy bin Haji Sulaiman won the men’s veteran while Husna Abdullah Jashree Burub won the women’s veteran category.