Question 1 - What is a typical day at Presint 18 parkrun?
Every Friday night, I prepare my running gear for parkrun. I wake up around 5am on parkrunday. After getting ready, I will ride my motorbike to Presint 18. I usually stop to purchase water on the way. I always make sure I am happy mentally and physically for parkrun. By doing that, I always run better and try to achieve a new PB.
Question 2 - What is your parkrun history?
My first parkrun was during the launch of Presint 18 parkrun on 3 November 2018. I have ran 17 parkruns as of 2 March 2019. I look forward to Presint 18 parkrun every week and attempt not to miss any parkrun event if possible.
Question 3 - Why Presint 18?
When I started running 4 years ago, Putrajaya was my chosen running venue. I have ran almost all possible running routes in Putrajaya and it is one of the most beautiful and safest place to run in Malaysia. The Presint 18 parkrun route is no different and I am happy that parkrun chose Presint 18 as one of their events in Malaysia.
Question 4 - What are your goals at Presint 18?
As a recreational runner, my goals are to keep fit and try to achieve new PBs. At parkrun I want to achieve a sub-20 as well as consistently maintain my parkrun times. I also hope to run Presint 18 parkrun more than 100 times.
Question 5 -What would you say to veteran first timers or newbie parkrunners (over the age of 40)?
For veteran first timers and newbies parkrunners, I urge them to make parkrun as their first step to be healthier. Use it as a platform to get to know other parkrunners as well as a mechanism to teach us how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Question 6 - Tell us your memorable moment at parkrun.
I can’t choose. For me, every Presint 18 parkrun event is memorable. Every event creates happy memories for me.
Question 7 - What do you think about volunteering at parkrun?
Volunteering at parkrun is fun. By volunteering, we can contribute something back to the community. For example, ensuring that all runners can run safely and happily at parkrun. I believe that every runner needs some form of moral support when running. By volunteering, we can do just that.
Khairul Azizul JAHI (A 5092248)
Number of parkruns ran/walked - 17
Number of parkruns volunteered - 4
This is the third 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.
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