Presint 18 parkrun, Putrajaya is cancelled on 4 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Lagenda Presint 18 parkrun Episod 11 : Soo Hoe Hin Tak

 

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1. Beritahu kami sedikit tentang diri anda dan kelab yang anda mewakili (jika ada)?

Saya Soo Hoe Hin Tak, berumur 54 tahun berasal dari Alor Setar. Saya mula berlari semenjak sekolah menengah bersama Alor Setar Jogging Club (ASJC). ASJC adalah kelab berjoging tertua di Alor Setar yang ditubuhkan pada tahun 1980.
Acara larian pertama saya adalah acara 'cross country' semasa sekolah menengah. Selain itu, saya juga terlibat dalam acara balapan seperti 400m, 800m dan 1500m sejak usia 14 tahun. Saya juga banyak terlibat dalam acara yang dianjurkan oleh Kelab Belia 4B dan masyarakat sejak 16 tahun.

2. Apakah persedian anda untuk parkrun?

Sekiranya saya tahu hari berikutnya adalah parkrunday, saya akan mempersiapkan diri dengan tidur awal dan bangun seawal pada jam 5.30 pagi, saya akan sampai di Presint 18 parkrun sekitar jam 6.30 pagi .Masa ini saya gunakan untuk pemanasan badan dan joging perlahan sejauh 2km hingga 4km sebelum acara parkrun bermula.

3. Apakah sejarah parkrun anda?

Saya mula terlibat dengan parkrun di Taman Pudu Ulu, tetapi lokasinya terlalu jauh untuk saya. Saya sangat teruja apabila mengetahui presint 18 akan mempunyai parkrun, jadi saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk menyertainya. Sehingga hari ini, saya telah melakukan 32 kali parkrun dan bertugas sebagai sukarelawan sebanyak 25 kali.

4. Selain jarak, mengapa Presint 18 parkrun menjadi pilihan anda ?

Saya sukakan Putrajaya terutamanya Presint 18 kerana persekitarannya menyediakan saya dengan laluan yang sangat baik dan mudah. Selain itu, lokasi parkrun mempunyai pemandangan tasik yang sangat baik dan udara segar di mana pelari mampu mencapai rekod masa yang baik juga.

5. Apakah harapan anda pada Presint 18?

Harapan saya adalah untuk semua orang menghabiskan masa dengan keluarga pada hujung minggu di Presint 18 parkrun Putrajaya.
Semua orang boleh berkongsi cerita pengalaman larian dan aktiviti seharian.
Saya harap parkrun di Presint 18 dapat terus maju jaya dan yang pasti Presint 18 parkrun Putrajaya akan terus menjadi sebahagian aktiviti wajib saya.

6. Apa yang akan anda katakan kepada peserta kali pertama ?

Kepada mereka yang kali pertama menyertai acara yang percuma ini, nikmati ia sehingga maksima tidak kira sama ada anda berjalan atau berjoging. Ini akan menjadikan anda sentiasa sihat, ceria dan juga memberi tenaga pada hujung minggu anda.
Selain itu, saya akan menggalakkan pendatang baru menjadi sukarelawan juga kerana kebahagiaan berkhidmat kepada orang ramai adalah hebat dan sukar untuk digambarkan dalam kata-kata.

7. Beritahu kami saat-saat yang tidak dapat dilupakan di parkrun.

Saya mempunyai banyak kenangan sejak saya menyertai parkrun, salah satu yang tidak dapat dilupakan adalah semasa Hari Raya Puasa, semua kawan-kawan Muslim memakai pakaian tradisional mereka untuk menyertai parkrun dan menikmati juadah raya selepas parkrun.
Masa istimewa ini turt dirakamkan oleh wartawan dan diterbitkan di akhbar tempatan serta dilaporkan di TV. Semua keindahan dan kemeriahan ini hanya akan berlaku di sini kerana kita hidup di negara yang aman dan harmoni ~~ Malaysia.

8. Apa pendapat anda mengenai sukarelawan di parkrun?

Saya berpendapat sukarelawan adalah teras utama parkrun. Aktiviti ini tidak akan berjaya tanpa mereka. Saya sentiasa menghargai sumbangan dan usaha dari sukarelawan semasa parkrun. Saya amat menggalakkan mereka untuk mengambil bahagian sebagai sukarelawan.

 

The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun Chapter 10: Khaidir Zakaria

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1. Tell us a bit about yourself, Khaidir and the club you represent (if any)?

My name is Khaidir Bin Zakaria. I live at Precinct 11, Putrajaya. I am the founder of the PERMATA IHSAN Academy Putrajaya (formerly known as Putrajaya Caring Class) and also Putrajaya Park Runners Club (PPRC). In addition to running, I am also interested in horseback riding, mountain climbing, and traditional archery. The PPRC is part of the Permata Ihsan Academy. The main purpose of establishing this PPRC is to encourage all students and even family members of the academy to be active together on weekends like walking and running in a relaxed and consistent way. Precinct 18 parkrun is one of the best platforms. We want all of our students to practice a healthy lifestyle and be active in and outside of the classroom. The PPRC is also open to all Putrajaya Community residents who want a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

 

2. How did you find out about parkrun? and parkrun Malaysia? What was your first experience of parkrun?

I accidentally found out about parkrun through STRAVA application account (Putrajaya Running Buddies) from Pak Engku Raja. I used to run around the Saujana Hijau Park and surrounding parks in Putrajaya, either solo or with friends, once in a while. I started joining Precinct18 parkrun, on Jan 1, 2019. After visiting the parkrun.my/presint18 website and read the participation guide, I immediately register my children and my wife. Since then, we have always trying to join parkrun consistently. 

 

3. What do you like most about parkrun?

What I love most about parkrun is the spirit of the volunteering team that is very committed in organising the parkrun activity every Saturday morning. It also made me eager to attend. In addition, the parkrun is also not far from where we live and running alongside the lake is very fun

 

4. How would you encourage newcomers to try parkrun?

We use social media platforms like STRAVA, facebook, telegram and WhatsApp group to publicize parkrun activities especially to all social media friends, students as well as family members of the PERMATA IHSAN academy.

 

5. Have you ever volunteered at parkrun and would you motivate others to try volunteering at parkrun?

Yes, so far (2) times as Marshal. I'm really happy to be contributing energy and time for Precinct 18 parkrun. Yes, I will also invite other friends to join as a volunteer.

 

6. What are your personal ambitions in parkrun? What would you like to see happen to parkrun in Malaysia?

First, I want to be an example to my children and my students in the academy that by living a healthy lifestyle such as participating in a 5K run Precinct 18 parkrun will produce a healthy body and happy family.

 

Secondly, I hope more community friends and local will join family-friendly recreational activities in Putrajaya as well as parkrun activities, especially on every Saturday morning.

 

Finally, there are many interesting facilities and gardens in Putrajaya which are suitable to be used as the next park location such as the Saujana Hijau Park, Chancery Park, Wildlife Park, Wetland Park, Botanical Garden, Putra Perdana Park, and surrounding area. With consistent weekend activities such as parkrun, made by a dedicated group of volunteers this will indirectly promote and elevate Putrajaya communities as a healthy, clean and harmonious society.

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1. Ceritakan serba sedikit mengenai diri anda, Khaidir dan kelab yang anda wakili (sekiranya ada)? 

Nama saya Khaidir Bin Zakaria. Menetap di Presint 11, Putrajaya. Pengasas Akademi PERMATA IHSAN Putrajaya (dahulu dikenali dengan nama Kelas Putrajaya Prihatin) dan juga Putrajaya Park Runners Club (PPRC). Selain larian, saya juga berminat dengan sukan berkuda, mendaki gunung dan memanah tradisional. PPRC adalah sebahagian daripada Akademi PERMATA IHSAN. Tujuan utama menubuhkan PPRC ini adalah untuk mengalakkan semua pelajar dan juga ahli keluarga pelajar Akademi PERMATA beriadah bersama-sama pada hujung minggu seperti berjalan, berlari secara santai dan konsisten. Presint 18 parkrun adalah salah satu platform yang terbaik. Kami mahu semua pelajar kami mengamalkan gaya hidup sihat, aktif di dalam dan juga luar kelas. PPRC juga terbuka kepada semua rakan-rakan Komuniti Putrajaya yang mahukan gaya hidup sihat dan seimbang (work-life balance).

 

2. Bagaimana anda mengetahui tentang parkrun dan parkrun Malaysia? Apa pengalaman pertama parkrun anda?

Saya mengenali parkun secara tidak sengaja di applikasi STRAVA (Putrajaya Running Buddies) iaitu dari Pak Engku. Sebelum ini saya selalu berlari di Taman Saujana Hijau dan taman-taman sekitar Putrajaya secara solo dan bersama rakan2 pelari taman yang lain sekali sekala. Mula menyertai Presint 18 parkrun, pada 1 Jan 2019. Selepas melawat laman sesawang parkrun.my/presint18 dan membaca panduan penyertaan, saya terus daftarkan nama anak-anak dan isteri. Sejak itu, kami senantiasa usaha untuk menyertai parkrun secara displin dan konsisten.

 

3. Apa yang anda paling sukai di parkrun?

Perkara yang paling saya suka tentang parkrun adalah semangat kesukarelawanan pasukan yang begitu komited menguruskan aktiviti parkrun pada setiap awal pagi Sabtu. Ia juga membuatkan saya bersemangat untuk hadir. Selain itu, Ia juga tidak jauh dari tempat tinggal kami dan suasana larian di persisiran tasik juga menyeronokkan!

 

4. Bagaimana anda ingin menarik peserta baru untuk mencuba parkrun? 

Kami mengunakan platform media sosial seperti STRAVA, facebook, telegram dan WhatsApp group bagi menghebahkan aktiviti parkrun terutamanya kepada semua rakan-rakan media sosial, pelajar dan juga ahli keluarga Akademi PERMATA IHSAN.

 

5. Pernahkan anda menjadi sukarelawan dan bagaimana anda ingin memotivasikan yang lain untuk mencuba menjadi sukarelawan di parkrun? 

Ya, setakat ini baru (2) kali sebagai Marshal. Saya sangat gembira dapat menyumbang tenaga dan masa untuk Presint 18 parkun. Ya, saya juga akan mengajak rakan-rakan yang lain untuk turut serta sebagai sukarelawan.

 

6. Apakah matlamat peribadi anda di parkrun? Apakah harapan anda terhadap parkrun Malaysia? 

Pertama, saya mahu menjadi contoh kepada anak-anak saya dan anak-anak murid saya di Akademi PERMATA IHSAN bahawa dengan mengamalkan gaya hidup sihat seperti menyertai larian 5K di Presint 18 parkrun akan menghasilkan tubuh badan yang sihat dan keluarga yang bahagia.

Kedua, harapan saya semoga lebih ramai rakan-rakan komuniti dan masyarakat setempat menyertai aktiviti riadah bersama keluarga di Putrajaya dan juga aktiviti parkrun khususnya pada setiap pagi Sabtu.

Dan yang terakhir, terdapat banyak kemudahan dan taman-taman yang menarik di Putrajaya dan sesuai untuk dijadikan lokasi parkrun seterusnya seperti di Taman Saujana Hijau, Taman Canseri, Taman Rimba Alam, Taman Wetland, Taman Botani, Taman Putra Perdana dan juga sisiran Putrajaya. Dengan adanya aktiviti riadah hujung minggu yang dibuat secara konsisten oleh kumpulan sukarelawan yang komited maka secara tidak langsung ia akan mempromosi dan menaikkan nama Putrajaya ke arah masyarakat yang sihat, bersih dan harmoni.

 

 

 

The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun Chapter 9: Khoo KAY HAO

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Question 1 - What is a typical day at parkrun?

I usually go to bed early on Friday as parkrunday begins as early as 530am for me. I usually aim to arrive at around 7am so that I can help the volunteer team set up the start/finish area.

Question 2 - What is your parkrun history?

I got to know about parkrun last year via a Facebook post regarding the launch of Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun. I began my parkrun journey on 26 May 2018 when I ran my first parkrun in 23 minutes and 29 seconds at Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun. I have not looked back since. So far, I have completed 28 parkruns and 10 freedom runs as well as volunteered 15 times.

Question 3 - Why Presint 18?

The scenery is what attracts me to Presint 18 parkrun. I like to run along the beautiful lake. The course is also flat and easily accessible which further motivates me to attend Presint 18 parkrun.

Question 4 - What are your goals at Presint 18?

I have overall parkrun goals. For the foreseeable future, I want to complete 100 parkruns and 100 freedom runs as well as achieve 100 volunteer credits. These are the milestones I am really looking forward to. As for long term goals at parkrun, I want to keep parkrun as part of my healthy lifestyle. My Saturdays will always be dedicated to parkrun.

Question 5 - What would you say to first timers and newbie parkrunners?

I always encourage new people to attend parkrun. It is an absolute joy to see newbies and first timers run, jog or walk on parkrunday at parkrun. I will only say that parkrun will help you stay healthy and make you happy, hence come join the fun.

Question 6 - Tell us your memorable moment at parkrun.

Pacing at parkrun is memorable for me. I feel happy helping parkrunners meet their target pace. The appreciations from them after the run is an added bonus for me.

Question 7 - What do you think about volunteering at parkrun?

For me, volunteers are the blood of parkrun. I appreciate the efforts of every single volunteer at parkrun not only in Malaysia but globally as well. I always make an effort to volunteer as much as I can. It is the best way to give back to the parkrun community. Let’s volunteer whenever we can.

 

Khoo Kay Hao (A 4536797)

Number of parkruns ran/walked - 28

Number of parkruns volunteered – 15

 

This is the ninth chapter of "The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun", an Independent Issue brought to you by the Presint 18 parkrun volunteer team. It will feature participants of Presint 18 parkrun regardless of whether that participant runs, walks or volunteers at Presint 18 parkrun.

If Presint 18 parkrun has had an amazing impact on your life or you would like your Presint 18 parkrun story to be shared on the next chapter of "The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun", please get in touch with us at presint18office@parkrun.com or speak to our volunteers any Saturday at Presint 18 parkrun.

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The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun Chapter 8: Zulfikar MOKHTAR & family

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Question 1 - What is a typical day at parkrun?

We are always excited for parkrun. We will surely go to parkrun if we don’t have any other running events for the weekend. Once we’ve decided to go to parkrun for that particular weekend, that is the moment where our parkrun preparations begin. Juliwati and me usually discuss about what to wear and which strollers to use for parkrun. As soon as I arrive home from work on Friday, I will load 2 strollers into the car’s trunk and transfer both baby seats from Juliwati’s car to my car. Before going to bed, the kid’s food, extra clothing and our running equipment will be packed and kept in the car. As we have 2 small children & 7 pet cats at home, leaving the house quietly on Saturday morning isn’t easy. We wake up at 5am and carry out preparations for our 7 beloved cats (providing food and cleaning their room). Next, we will get ourselves ready for Fajr prayers. We then leave the house and arrive at Presint 18 by 7.15am. This gives us enough time to prepare the strollers, do some warm-up and light stretching.

Question 2 - What is the family’s parkrun history?

It all started back on 21 October 2018, where our beloved Malaysian Stroller Runners Community (MSRC) team captain, Ikmal Abdul Jabar posted on our community official Facebook page recommending team members who live nearby Putrajaya to register and support this event every Saturday morning. If we were not members of MSRC, we may have never known anything about parkrun. Both of us registered for parkrun but at that moment Juliwati was pregnant with our second child hence was not able to run. Fatimah, our elder child and me started our parkrun journey at the Presint 18 parkrun launch on 2 November 2018. Fatimah was only 1 year 7 months old at that time so she wasn’t eligible for a parkrun barcode. Our second child, Ibrahim and Juliwati started their parkrun journey on 1 January 2019 during Presint 18 parkrun New Year’s Day event. Ibrahim was only 2 months old at that time so again ineligible for a parkrun barcode. At almost every parkrun, I will push Fatimah in the stroller and Juliwati will push Ibrahim in the stroller. Once a while, I will push both of them in a double stroller. Juliwati is usually slower than me at parkrun so this gives Fatimah and me enough time to get back on the course and support Ibrahim and her to the finish. This is a beautiful sight for me as we will be running together as a family. Usually towards the end, we will let Fatimah to run on her own for the last few meters towards the finish funnel.

Question 3 - Why Presint 18?

Our home is located in Hillpark Home, Bandar Teknologi Kajang which is only 22km away from Presint 18 parkrun. It’s about a 20 minute-drive to reach there and it’s the closest parkrun to us. Also, the breath-taking scenery of the lake along the running route motivates us to come and run Presint 18 parkrun. One memorable moment we witnessed was a flock of birds flying low just above the lake surface. This sight is rare and unique. You can’t find it anywhere else.

Question 4 - What is the family’s parkrun goals?

Our main goals as a family joining parkrun is to have a fixed routine, living a healthy lifestyle and at the same time maintaining our family bond since we are working parents. Other than that, we would like to have an active social life meeting with other families and runners from different backgrounds as well as our mates from MSRC. Perhaps we can also motivate other parents like us by showing them that with small kids, we can still run and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Question 5 - As stroller runners, what would you and your wife advise first time or newbie stroller parkrunners?

If you love to run or jog and at the same time you have kids, stroller running is the best option for you. Don’t give excuses, just start now with whatever stroller you have. You don’t need a fancy and expensive jogger stroller to start stroller running. Bring whatever you have and try it out at Presint 18 parkrun where the route is very safe and stroller-friendly. If you and your kids love it, please do not hesitate to join our community to get more advice on stroller running. Remember the most important safety rule of stroller running is don’t forget to buckle your kids up while running in order to keep them safe at all times.

Question 6 - How do the children feel about parkrun?

Our children are still too small to enjoy parkrun since most of the time they are sleeping during parkrun. But recently our daughter started to enjoy parkrun by looking at the surroundings (nature and scenery) and by having the opportunity to run on her own towards the finish funnel. The best part for her is after the run, she will meet other friends from the MSRC family.

Question 7 - Tell us a memorable moment for the family at parkrun.

1 January 2019. This marked the day when all 4 of us ran together as a family at Presint 18 parkrun. This is where the memorable moment took place, Fatimah and I came back to accompany Ibrahim and Juliwati all the way to the finish funnel.

Question 8 - As members of the Malaysia Stroller Runners Community (MSRC), parkrun Malaysia’s second largest club (78-registered runners, 234 runs recorded to date), what impact has the club brought to parkrun in Malaysia?

As mentioned earlier, we might have not known about parkrun if we were not members of MSRC. Through MSRC, many members living nearby Putrajaya have ran once at Presint 18 parkrun and some have become regulars just like us. MSRC members not only come to Presint 18 parkrun as runners, some volunteer at parkrun as well.

Question 9 - What does the family think about volunteering at parkrun?

One fine day, we would love to be a part of the volunteer team for the parkrun. Even though this looks tough for us as we need to manage ourselves early in the morning with two kids that are still small but we will find a way to make this happen very soon. As a runner, we are motivated by the support given by the volunteers while we run. The most memorable thing we got from the volunteers are the amazing photos. This is one of the positive things that motivates us to be volunteers. Also, we will be able to give something back to the parkrun community.

 

Zulfikar MOKHTAR (A 5092079) – the father

Number of parkruns ran/walked - 14

Number of parkruns volunteered - 0

Juliwati AHMAD (A 5299630) – the mother

Number of parkruns ran/walked - 8

Number of parkruns volunteered – 0

Fatimah ZULFIKAR (coming soon…) – the child

Number of parkruns ran/walked – coming soon…

Number of parkruns volunteered – coming soon…

Ibrahim ZULFIKAR (coming soon…) – the child

Number of parkruns ran/walked – coming soon…

Number of parkruns volunteered – coming soon…

 

This is the eighth chapter of "The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun", an Independent Issue brought to you by the Presint 18 parkrun volunteer team. It will feature participants of Presint 18 parkrun regardless of whether that participant runs, walks or volunteers at Presint 18 parkrun.

If Presint 18 parkrun has had an amazing impact on your life or you would like your Presint 18 parkrun story to be shared on the next chapter of "The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun", please get in touch with us at presint18office@parkrun.com or speak to our volunteers any Saturday at Presint 18 parkrun.

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The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun Chapter 7: Raja Iskandar SHAH

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Question 1 - What is a typical day at Presint 18 parkrun?

A typical parkrun day for me starts early. I usually volunteer so I arrive before 7am. As I usually volunteer as a marshal, my duties require me to ensure all runners/walkers have been safely guided. Hence, I am usually among the last people to leave the run route. Having completed my duties, I tend to chat with fellow volunteer and runners (some that I had only known via Facebook). I arrive home around 10am where I fetch my youngest son for his art class. Then, it is the eager wait for parkrun photos on Facebook and results (if I ran/walked that day) via email. In the evenings, it is either a long run (if I volunteered at parkrun) or preparing for a running event the next day.

Question 2 - What is your parkrun history?

My parkrun story goes back to early 2018. I started volunteering for Harry, Yan, and Aizat such as finding information about possible routes in Putrajaya and subsequently sharing Presint 18 parkrun activities with the Putrajaya running community. Officially, I have volunteered on 11 occasions, ran 4 times at Presint 18 parkrun, and did a Freedom run once.

Question 3 - Why Presint 18?

Presint 18 parkrun is the closest to my home in Presint 9. It is also a safe and convenient route.

Question 4 - What are your goals at Presint 18?

My main goal would be having many friends participating at Presint 18 parkrun and encouraging a healthy and sporting lifestyle for the local community.

Question 5 -What would you say to veteran first timers or newbie parkrunners (over the age of 50)?

I am always amazed by runners over the age of 50. Physically, the average person over the age of 50 has many limitations in muscle, joints, heart rate, and lung capacity. For most of them, running is a mix activity of social and physical nature. The social part of it actually makes the physical part easier. For first timers and newbies, Presint 18 parkrun is typical hot and humid so it is best to run easy for the first time.

Question 6 - Tell us your memorable moment at parkrun.

My most memorable and satisfying moment would be the 1st event for Presint 18 parkrun on 3 November 2018. So happy to see the work of so many involved come to life.

Question 7 - What do you think about volunteering at parkrun?

I love volunteering for parkrun. Volunteering at parkrun means an opportunity to do a good deed multiple folds by helping out friends, families, and the local community to enjoy a healthy sporting activity. A good runner needs to have at least 4 different paces, and there is no one size fits all. So, volunteering provides me that different perspective, to observe the many different running attributes and running forms.

Raja Iskandar SHAH (A 5002963)

Number of parkruns ran/walked - 4

Number of parkruns volunteered - 11

 

This is the seventh chapter of "The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun", an Independent Issue brought to you by the Presint 18 parkrun volunteer team. It will feature participants of Presint 18 parkrun regardless of whether that participant runs, walks or volunteers at Presint 18 parkrun.

If Presint 18 parkrun has had an amazing impact on your life or you would like your Presint 18 parkrun story to be shared on the next chapter of "The Legends of Presint 18 parkrun", please get in touch with us at presint18office@parkrun.com or speak to our volunteers any Saturday at Presint 18 parkrun.

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