3,000 people join RBAirF Obstacle challenge

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THREE thousand people turned up yesterday at the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF) Sports Complex in Rimba for the RBAirF Obstacle Challenge despite drizzly weather.

The challenge, which was open to the public, featured six categories across civilian and military personnel: the Individual 10km Male Open, Individual 10km Female Open, Individual 10km RBAirF Male Open, Individual 10km RBAirF Female Open, 5km Fun Run and 3km Fun Run for families and children.

With the exception of those registered in the 3km and 5km Fun Run categories, all participants had to go through nine obstacle challenges.

The first challenge was ‘Terrain’, where participants hiked on a steep slope, followed by ‘Divert’, involving a series of road barriers. The participants then navigated through numerous sets of tyres in ‘Turbulence’.

Their upper body strength was then tested in ‘Gravity’ as they swung across monkey bars before manoeuvring over trucks in ‘Target’ followed by ‘Vertigo’ with spider web like strings obstructing their path.

They then had to lift sandbags in the ‘Rapier Lift’ obstacle over a distance of 200 metres to reach the next obstacle, the ‘POL Pit’, and crawled through mud to reach the final ‘Mystery Obstacle’.

Prizes were presented by the guest of honour, RBAirF Commander Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar Hj Ma’awiah, and his wife to the top three runners in the men’s and women’s categories of the 10km competition.

The Brunei Times