By Hamidah Ismail
The Brunei Runnergy Team yesterday led Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas (BLNG) 1.5km jungle trekking session at the Bukit Shahbandar Forest Recreational Park.
Also present to lead the warm-up and jungle trekking session was Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah, who joined the Brunei Runnergy Team about a month ago.
The activity was part of the company’s Healthy Lifestyle Programme. It is conducted twice a month in various forest reserves around the country and participated by BLNG staff and their family members. According to one of the BLNG committee members, Brunei Runnergy Team was particularly invited as an initiative to introduce Tan Siew King, a local veteran runner who has made quite a mark with her winning streak in many local and overseas running competition. Meanwhile, HRH’s presence was a pleasant surprise for them.
King, the owner and manageress of TS King Employment Agency and Associates Insurance Services, is one of the founding members of the Brunei Runnergy Team and at 52 years old, has won many races with the most significant being the 10km ‘Santa Monica 5,000’ held in the US last year where she finished in second place with a time of 49:29:00. Prior to the win, she had also participated in another race in the US on July 25 at the San Francisco Marathon 2010 where she secured sixth position.
The Brunei Runnergy Team was established three months ago by a small group of runners but currently has over 40 members. The team runs 12km or more every Monday to Saturday.