4th NOVEMBER, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Ninety-three students from all over the United Kingdom & Eire have recently participated in Lost in London: Trekker’s Fortune, a flagship event, now in its 9th year of running, organized by the University College London Bruneian Society (BrUCL).
With a total of 31 teams comprising of three participants each, the long-awaited competition – notorious for its fun but physically & mentally demanding nature, took students to various checkpoints at different places of attraction all over London in the hopes of securing victory as top three. Like previous instalments, teams were again faced to use their geographic knowledge to navigate their way through the big city.
This year saw the refreshing incorporation of new and interesting challenges at the pit stops. The games were designed so as to test a range of different skills and to create a combination of different-themed missions for the enjoyment of participants. The missions included elements of Brunei and its culture, physical challenges, courage-driven missions and much more.
However, the race took quite a slight spin by not just challenging Bruneian students on their logical deduction, knowledge & physical strengths as a team, but also tested participants on how well they each knew their respective team members. This ultimately adds a second layer to the infamous race by putting their team dynamics to the test and ultimately delocalises the usual pit against teams at checkpoints in order to win.
Despite the outpour of rain, teams were flagged off at 9AM sharp and made their way to checkpoints dispersed across London before finally returning to the finishing point at UCL at 1.30PM.
The prizes were presented by Cikgu Irma Ahmad, the Acting Director of the Brunei Students’ Unit (UPP) and BrUCL president, Haziq Zharfan Hasbollah. The 1st place winners, Wolfpack V2 brought home the coveted grand prize of £600 and gold medals. Second prize of £300 went to 3 Broke Girls and third (bronze) place went to Capital-FM, taking away cash prize of £150.
All participants & volunteers were also given complimentary event t-shirts and drawstring bags. Among the event’s sponsors were the Brunei Students’ Unit (BSU), DST, Alimen Entreprise and Dua-O-Dua Group of Companies.