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Brunei National Day Run in Tutong

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The Brunei National Day Run was done in all Districts of Brunei-muara, Tutong, Belait and Temburong. I did the one in Tutong.

There was a 3km fun run, 5km run for under 18, 10km for 18 years and above.

I did the 10km run. My training followed guideline from the book entitled 4 hour body. which is basically a high intensity run of 2.4km, for 3-4 times a week. Added with the POSE technique. I did well for about 5km… then I had to run (i actually walked) up a freaking hill (DAMN that Hill to HAYELL!!!). I’m targetting my peak state in 2007 when I could run 10km/hour, or 6minutes/km.. Sounds fast to some, but pros do it almost half the time or twice that speed. I’ll get there once i reach my peak state first.
Considering the Hill was my weakness, I’m tempted to train running up that hill.. or any other hill for that matter..
Here’s my endomondo map with my lap times

endomondo map of my 10 km Run

There are more pics on my facebook

I compiled a video that I took and upload it on youtube.

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Special Olympics Briefing

7th March 2010, Sunday – A Briefing on the Special Olympics was held to inform parents, teachers and relatives of special kids to participate the special olympics. Among the attendees were teachers and students from Pusat Bahagia Tutong.

Teachers/Staff from Pusat Bahagia

Teachers/Staff from Pusat Bahagia

Among the topics the speaker talked about were:

  • To not be berated about participating the special kids to the Special Olympics, as this might be an opportunity for those kids to do things that other “normal” kids nor adults do.
  • How some special kids had the opportunity to compete regionally as well as internationally.
  • How some special kids are at times better in physical sports than most normal kids, citing a special kid that was running with the Olympic torch at a speed of 8 minutes per kilometer. (That’s about 2 round and a half of the running track in 8 minutes)
  • How participating might lead to other opportunities such as a previous special kid was invited to, and participated in climbing up Mount Kinabalu.
  • The speaker called more special kids in Tutong to represent, as previously there has only been 5.

It was informed that Training for the special olympics will be held at Sekolah Menengah Berakas on Friday Morning starting from 12 March 2010.

Any interested parent or guardian can send their special kids for training and apply for their kids to participate in the Special Olympics.

Representatives of the Special Olympic CommiteeMore pictures at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=124776&id=550578077&l=0de825634b

Landslide in Tutong

I actually always feared landslides in places with hills that were more than 45 degree slope. Never acknowledged that hill was on my usual route. It was raining hard in the middle of the day. You’d think this kind of thing happens at nights.
I don’t blame any deforestation for this landslide, I guess all the rain in the past few weeks have turned the land mushy, and the thunder may have have shaken it up a bit.
I actually love rain, but this is just too much.
http://www.brudirect.com/DailyInfo/News/Archive/Feb09/02/nite01.htm

Landslide

Landslide