Singapore, January 11, 2015 — It seems that families are no longer content with a regular family outing. For the fourth year running, SAFRA AVventura™ 2015 set a new record with 81 parent-child pairs taking part in this year’s Families for Life (FFL) Challenge.
Navigating a circuitous route within the Yishun estate, parents and their kids tackled various mystery challenges at the checkpoints that required them to flick bottle caps, stack cups and solve puzzles, while taking on adventure disciplines such as sport climbing and abseiling.
The FFL Challenge Ultra category was won by Mr Lawrence Lim and his son, Timothy Lim, with a timing of 1 hour 11 minutes and 47 seconds. The pair was the first runner up in last year’s edition. The Super category was won by Mr Chua Boon Keat and his son, Isaac Emanuel Chua, with a timing of 49 minutes.
Teams in the Ultra category were challenged with a gruelling race route of more than 52km which they had to compete on foot, bike and kayak. A punishing 8km kayaking loop along the coastline and an abseiling challenge down the hill at Lorong Asrama with their bikes slung on, was a real test of their physical endurance.
Last year’s winning team, Mr Yeo Kim Hong and Mr Hairul Nazwa, successfully defended their title in the Ultra Men’s category with a timing of 4 hours 19 minutes and 8 seconds.
While participants in the Youth and Sprint categories braved a shorter 33km race route, the pace and competition was no less demanding as they took on a series of high elements at Republic Polytechnic as well as coastal kayaking along a 2km loop.
BG (NS) Tung Yui Fai, Vice-President of SAFRA, graced the event as the Guest-of Honour and presented prizes to the Ultra, Sprint and Youth winners.
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