This week we meet Rosnita (otherwise known as Rose), a radiation therapist working for the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and discover what she enjoys about parkrun. ‘I was not keen on sports when I was younger, but now I’m passionate about any outdoor activity. I started to jog slowly three years ago, initially to lose weight, and only gradually started to run. Besides running, I enjoy hiking or cycling with friends.’
Rose discovered parkrun on Facebook and attended the first event at Presint 18, Putrajaya parkrun, where she was inspired by one of the Run Directors, who encouraged her to volunteer. Rose’s volunteer position of choice is marshalling as she really enjoys cheering others on.
Rose’s favourite things about parkrun:
‘I love that parkrun brings the community together in a healthy way, either through running or volunteering. Mingling around afterwards, is the most enjoyable experience for me. I have gained new friends – we share ideas and our experience. Being part of the parkrun family brings me absolute joy.’
Rose regularly spreads the parkrun love by posting about her experiences on social media and would relish the opportunity to visit parkrun events in Singapore or Australia.
Here she is below volunteering with her work colleague Norashikin. They share a love of Zumba, running and, of course, parkrun.
On Saturday we welcomed back Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun, in the Falkland Islands, and all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory, representing another positive moment in the gradual return of parkrun events around the world. It was great to see the unofficial parkrun podcast, With Me Now, live-streaming from Nightcliff and Palmerston parkruns. If…
There are just a few days to go before this Saturday’s reopening of Cape Pembroke Lighthouse parkrun on the Falkland Islands, as well as all three events in Australia’s Northern Territory. It’s an incredibly exciting time for all of us and I’m sure I can speak on behalf of the entire parkrun family when I…