More than 4,300 runners participated in the Larian Hari Keputeraan 2015 (Royal Birthday Run) that took place simultaneously in the four districts yesterday. The event was organised by the Youth and Sports Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports with the cooperation of the Brunei Darussalam Athletics Association in conjunction with His Majesty’s 69th Birthday celebrations.
In the Brunei-Muara District, 2,851 people took part in the run that started and ended at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas. The run was launched by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The run was divided into 6 categories, 18 years old and above Men and Women Open 10 Kilometre and 17 years old and below Boys and Girls 5 Kilometre events, Special Needs Persons 3 Kilometre Fun Run. Also present was Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs.
Awang Selfi Ahar and Dayang Nuriyenny Muslim won the 18 years old Men and Women Open categories. The 5 kilometre youth categories were won by Awang Syafique Naqiyuddin and Dayang Ling Dexuan.
Meanwhile, Awang Kamarul Ariffin bin Haji Abdul Ghaffar won in the Special needs Persons category, the Wheel-chaired Special Persons Category was won by Haji Noor Ishanuddin bin Haji Noor Kaseh and Awang Amiruddin bin Mohd Zain won in the Hearing and Intellect Impaired Special Needs Persons Category.