|The 9 teams gathered at Fort Canning Park|
|Choice of items to protect|
First to hand in map get to pick
Last few gets what's left
The three unit gathered for competition at fort canning park. We were slightly late on that day as we travelled together and were delayed while waiting for two late comers. I was disappointed that we did not present ourselves well to the other groups. Not only were we late, a few of us did not come prepared for the competition, forgetting crucial things such as stationery. This is something that I will work on for the next competition to avoid making the same mistake twice. After settling down, we had a quick re-cap and briefing of the rules and instructions before we were handed 2 maps, 1 checkpoint clue list and a MGR(Map Grid Reference) list. We were told to mark out the MGR and from the MGR list given and then plan the route then transfer the information onto the other map. The fastest team gets to choose their item to protect during the hike and the slowest, take what's left.
|My 3 man team planning on route and marking out MGRs|
|Item to protect: Egg in the jar|
However, 2 hours had gone by while we were lost. With about half of the competition time gone, our judge gave us a little advice on pacing and we hiked our way following a new and shorter route from the original. Along the way we had to battle against fatigue and try to manage a smile on our faces to lift the spirits up. We managed to clear 4 checkpoints and 1 successful game. The game was to balance the coins by it's side. Seems easy at first until you reach the 5¢ coin. The game requires a load of concentration, patience and balance. Finally arrived at the end point to be the last group in, 3 minutes early of end time.
(with our judge Andrew)
1) Never Jaywalk, it is a very serious offense and punishment will be severe for offenders
2) Read our emails on updates on meetings not just come to the meeting blur and unprepared
3) Although winning the 1st place is not important, but come with the competitive attitude. Pose a challenge to the other teams, don't just come to take the bottom spots.
With these lessons and reminders, i will do my utmost best to apply this to the competitions in the future. Overall, it was a great opportunity for the units, to come together to bond and compete.
|SE Team 1|
Hidayat (Fox), Dayton, Jason, Shawn
|SE Team 2|
Ryan, Danish Tan, Zhi Xian, Elson
|SE Team 3|
Raphael, Hai Son(me), Akid