On 3rd May, TK8829 from the Malaysia-Brunei Outpost took part in a walkathon to raise funds from Special Olympics Brunei.
The 8km (5 mile) walk began at 7.15am at the Sir Omar Ali Saifuddien field in Brunei’s capital and ended at the National Stadium. I was a bit nervous walking onto the field as there were no other costumers and I didn’t have a minder. Approached the line up, the other participants gave a round of applause and cheered when I approached so I felt better.
Within a minute of leaving the field a tropical rainstorm began and many of the walkathon participants took shelter. I opted to keep going and although the storm only lasted a few minutes before turning into a light drizzle it left me drenched.
At the half-way point just before the 1km uphill stretch I realized I should have worn better socks. As I approached the stadium the sun began to come out and the temperature rose to around 30 degrees celsius (86F).
At the stadium there was a charity bazaar set up and after crossing the finish line I took pics with the crowd for about an hour before packing up and heading home.
I only decided to join the walkathon a week beforehand and in that time I received over B$150 from sponsors with all funds given to Special Olympics Brunei.
Post by Plo Strax-Avix on May 10, 2009 18:16:42 GMT 8
Had you decided on undertaking this grand endeavour of yours, and posted about it in the forum, I may have been able to drive down to lend support, and be your minder. I'd need to either be on a bicycle or a motorbike though as I doubt I'm half as fit as you...ha ha ha.
Let me know in advance of future events and I'll try and help in any way I can