Sunday, 7 April 2013

Standard Chartered Half-Marathon 2013

 Raja & crew promoting Pusat Ehsan's "The Run"
 Staff of Sunlit Advertising.
 Mike, my running buddy.
 My 10km Finishers' Medal
 At the starting line.
 Caps were given this year but I didn't use it; will keep as a momento!
I started taking up running when I participated in Standard Chartered Half-Marathon 2012 on 8 April last year and since then I have been jogging at least once a week besides my regular squash games on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. SCB Half-Marathon 2013 flagged off this morning at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium with the 21km run at exactly 5.30am followed by the 10km run at 6.00am. The next categories which were the 5km and 2.5km started at 6.15am. I participated in the 10km run and managed to finish in 1 hour and 17 minutes (despite a swollen right knee) but I will update once the official results are out.  I almost had cramps on both my calves with approximately 100 metres left to the finish line; guess age is catching up! As usual, I left the venue early at 7.40am (after cooling off), for that much needed rest! Thank you, SCB for organizing this year's half-marathon and all the sponsors for supporting this event. 
Ranked 757 with a gun time of 01:16:46.44

Monday, 1 April 2013

Seaworld Neptune Restaurant & Catering

My favourite oversize clams!
Located just behind the Jerudong fish market and where all the fishing boats are berthed lies this seafood restaurant called "Seaworld Neptune Restaurant & Catering". I've been told that it has been operating for quite a number of years and I only came to know of its existence (I'm rather embarrassed!) only yesterday and through a foreigner as well! It's concept is rather similar to the numerous seafood restaurants scattered throughout Kota Kinabalu which emphasize on live seafood which you can select from the aquariums outside the restaurants. Business was brisk as a bus load of tourists were also having their dinner there last night. It would be perfect if I could bring a bottle of red wine to go with my food. However, drinking in public is strictly prohibited in Brunei. For seafood lovers, this is one  place not to be missed.