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Hanita Ahmad – A Happy Teacher

Hanita is a very busy school teacher with barely enough time for leisure, but, despite that, finds that parkrun has changed her life…   “parkrun has brought so much positivity and enjoyment to my weekend. The atmosphere at Presint 18 is exciting and supportive, just like a family; it gives me a great sense of…

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Feedback from the Field

parkrun in Putrajaya was very amazing.   It was very interesting and funny! We love parkrun!   Marya Makarova

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Mr. Yap is famous at Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun for his legendary smile, sunny personality and the mischievous glint in his eye.   A former mechanical engineer, now operating an independent real-estate business, Mr. Yap is married to Anne, featured in a recent parkrun Malaysia newsletter. A self-described ‘senior’ at parkrun, Mr. Yap has completed…

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Deepavali celebrations at parkrun Malaysia

Recently we celebrated Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights, at parkrun Malaysia. Our parkrunners joined in the cheer by dressing in traditional costumes or in vibrant colours, making quite a spectacle as they streamed through our parks.   The Run Directors stole the show with RD Haizaq (pictured below in the centre) paving the way…

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Happy Anniversary Presint 18 parkrun

Event number 52 was a lovely opportunity to celebrate Presint 18, parkrun’s first birthday. How quickly time has passed since our launch one year ago!   The volunteer team planned this event and theme several weeks in advance. Theme suggestions were batik and pelikat, fancy hats, and neon (bright) colours. In the end, the batik…

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Selamat Ulang Tahun Presint 18 parkrun

Meriahnya acara parkrun ke-52 kali ini kerana ia adalah perayaan istimewa sempena ulang tahun pertama Presint 18 parkrun, Putrajaya. Kami tidak perasan bagaimana pantas masa berlalu sejak pelancaran acara pertama pada 3 November 2018.   Pasukan sukarelawan telah merancang persiapan beberapa minggu dari awal terutamanya idea konsep dan tema yang seharusnya diketengahkan pada acara kali…

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Feedback from the Field

Nice run along the waterside! Good to see so many kids involved.   Sandy Matheson

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Volunteer Profile

This week we chat with Mark Phillips, originally from Northern Ireland, who has recently completed his 50th parkrun at Taman Pudu Ulu, Malaysia. We learn what parkrun means to him and how his life has not always been a smooth path….   “When I was 24, I was living in England and diagnosed with Acute…

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Running saved my life!

You hear these words bandied about in social media but what does it really mean?   For many of us, running makes a positive impact to our lives. We create goals that make us happy and meet new friends that keep us going strong in our fitness journey. But for some, running quite literally is…

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Feedback from the Field

Very friendly, committed and enthusiastic group of runners and volunteers. Great post-Run breakfast venue too.   Run on good wide paths, meandering around an accessible park. Rising humidity during the run is the key challenge.   John Underhill