My daughter Jewel has so far this year competed in two sports meets. The first one (also her first ever attempt to run) was at her own school’s 4x100m back in May. Her only second run to-date was just a month back at the 3rd Battalion@Lumut Camp where she competed in both the 400m and 4x100m events. Thing is this, in both the events, she ran with the wrong type shoes for various reasons. Being new at this, we weren’t sure if it would be a worthwhile investment and compounding this matter was the fact that no suggestions had been made for Jewel to train in proper gear — equipment that may mean quicker times and possibly a very different outcome.
“Of all races, the fierce competition between Amanda Koo of Chung Hua Middle School (KB) and Jewel Shim of Chung Ching Middle School primary section in the girls’ 400m event had the whole stadium on its feet” — Chua Guan Cheong | The Brunei Times