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.
In 2020, why not make it a resolution to introduce a friend to parkrun? Gan Leong Huat, shares his parkrun story…. Malaysian, Gan Leong Huat, enjoys running to keep healthy. Knowing Gan’s enthusiasm for running, his Singaporean friend told him about parkrun and this led to Gan joining for the first time in May…