Taman Pudu Ulu Event #62 Report

We held our 62nd event at TPU on 27th July and despite the extended holiday weekend we still attracted 50 eager participants and 14 super volunteers. We welcomed four TPU first timers this week: Arne Yakobsen all the way from Copenhagen, Denmark, Lynnzz Leenzz visiting from our sister parkrun at Presint 18, Syarifah Farah Waheeda Syed Mohsin, completing here first ever parkrun complete with baby buggy, and Carol Cunningham from parkrun Australia who travelled from Sydney.
Despite the very humid conditions there were 8 new PBs by Teck Sing Wee (his third in nine runs), Caitlin Noble, Dominic Yau (both improving by almost a minute from last week), Nik Suhaimi Nik Abdul Kadir (first sub-30 at TPU), Andrew Lee , Erica Earl-Spurr and Gan Kim Aun – well done to all of you.
First finisher in a speedy 19:24 was Arne Yakobsen, who was also our highest age-graded finisher (77.23%), followed by Neil Winton in 22:01 and Craig Dickson in 22:11. For the ladies, it was Sheona Mackenzie first home in 26:34, followed by Carol Cunningham in 26:48 and Caitlin Noble in 27:44.
As usual our event relied on our team of volunteers – a big thank you to : Carla BUTTERFIELD, Pek Yit CHOI, Pek Wai CHOI, Claudia DOBSON, Pei Yong GAN, Gobalakrishna GOVINDASAMY, Christina LEE, Tan LORRIN, Caroline MURRAY, Colin MURRAY, Georgina SCAMBLER, Fion THEIN, Soo Sim Stephanie TO, Khay Ann YEO
We need volunteers in order to be able to hold our events - so if you are able to help, you can contact us at tamanpuduulu@parkrun.com or at our facebook page: www.facebook.com/tamanpuduuluparkrun/
We look forward to seeing you all next Saturday, spread the word and bring your friends along - and PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

Beautiful sky for our flag-off

Beautiful sky for our flag-off

Dancey and Ariff on the last lap

Dancey and Ariff on the last lap

Selfie frame time!

Selfie frame time!

Thanks to all the volunteers

Thanks to all the volunteers

 

Taman Pudu Ulu #61 Event Report

20th July 2019 stats attack for TPU’s 61st event. 4286 total runs. 21430 km travelled in 102 Days 5 Hrs 0 Min 44Secs.

At the start of the day the temperature was cool but it went up a lil bit right after the start - enough to give some of our visiting parkrunners, including a few BA flights crew, a taste of the humid Malaysian conditions. The 61st event saw 10 volunteers and 77 runners at TPU. We had 20 First Timers today and 9 of them are new and fresh parkrunners!! Welcome to the parkrun family. We had 12 parkrun tourists inclusive of 1 who came back for a second run from UK, Ireland, Australia and South Africa.

We also witnessed a milestone today. Amy Hill TURNER from UK did her 50th run today. She has done Singapore, Malaysia and her home parkrun is UK. Congrats Amy.

The cooler start probably helped 12 runners to set their new PB today. Congratulations Karsten KORBEL, Mark SMITH, Amar Muadzam CHE ALIAS, Julian Lim SOON HUAT, Aisling MURRAY, Elle CHANG, Pek Yit CHOI, Naim ROSLI, Ehsan JORAT, Joe EARL-SPURR, Erica EARL-SPURR and Aston HERMAN. 2 of them are on a roll. Mark SMITH dropped further 44 sec to clock his new PB at 23.08 and this is his third in 4 finishes. Pek Yit CHOI is on a roll too when she clocked her 3rd PB in a row (10 PB in 26 runs)

Both our first male and female finishers today were visitors. Ben WILSON came in first at 20.07. Francesca PARRINI was not only the first female finisher, she was also the highest age grade finisher this week.

As usual the event would not have been possible without our volunteers. A big cheer to our wonderful team of volunteers for the event who helped to make this event possible. Thank you to Carla BUTTERFIELD, Bavatareni GOBALAKIRSHNA, Chee Chyuan ANG, Gobalakrishna GOVINDASAMY, Jia Hern LIM, Caroline MURRAY, Kamala Devi KALIAPAN, Khay Ann YEO, Jia Hern LIM, Anne WENG for your dedicated service.

We need volunteers in order to hold our events – so if you are able to help, you can contact us at tamanpuduulu@parkrun.com or at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/tamanpuduuluparkrun/ We look forward to see you all next Saturday. Bring your family, bring your friends, spread the word and let’s have fun. PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR BAR CODE.

JOMLAH KITA BERparkrun……
parkrun…. Satu lagi cara hidup sihat

 

Taman Pudu Ulu Event #60 report

Saturday 13th July was definitely “tourist day” at Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun, as we welcomed a record 29 first-time overseas visitors, including 18 from Australia, 9 from UK and 2 from Ireland. Too many to mention individually, but a special mention to Antony Gould who landed on a flight from Sydney at 5 a.m. and still made it to the start line. We also welcomed back our regular visitor and roving reporter Robert Jamieson.
It was great to also welcome 10 new first time parkrunners, who along with our visitors were very capably given their first-timers briefing by our junior volunteer Trixie – great job!
In total we had 85 participants who ran, walked or jogged the 5km on what was a pretty hot and sunny morning.
First finisher in a time of 18:42 was Olly Williams, from UK via Australia, closely followed by World Masters athlete Adrian Royce from Brisbane in 18:48, with roving parkrun reporter Tony O’Connell third in 21:55. First lady finisher was our regular runner Brenda Ong in 25:57, followed by TPU first-timer Aisling Murray in 26:22 and another regular, Pek Yit Choi in a new PB of 27:49. There were also PB’s for Shyafiq Ismail, Mohamad Sharizan (his fourth in seven finishes!), Mohd Elias Che Nifa and Michael Remington – great effort by all of you.
A special thank you to the 17 volunteers, without whom the event would not have been possible: Mohd Zairy ABDULLAH, Pei Yong GAN, Chin Chye GUAY, Robert JAMIESON, Beatrix LAWRENCE, Alexandra LAWRENCE, Rupert LAWRENCE, Robin LAWRENCE, Tan LORRIN, Colin MURRAY, Caroline MURRAY, Erin Rabiatul Charmein NOOR CHAMAN, Ellen SUPPIAH, Lor Che TAN, Todd THORNBACK, Anne WENG, Khay Ann YEO
We need volunteers in order to be able to hold our events - so if you are able to help, you can contact us at tamanpuduulu@parkrun.com or at our facebook page: www.facebook.com/tamanpuduuluparkrun/
We look forward to seeing you all next Saturday, spread the word and bring your friends along - and please don’t forget to bring your barcode.

Participants before the start

Participants before the start

Rupert, Robin and Trixie preparing for their volunteering

Rupert, Robin and Trixie preparing for their volunteering

Everyone had a great time

Everyone had a great time

Thanks to all our volunteers

Thanks to all our volunteers

 

Taman Pudu Ulu Event #59

A sunny and bright morning greeted TPU Event #59 with 48 participants supported by our 12 fantastic volunteers. We welcome visitors from Germany and UK with 7 first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests.

First to finish was Mohd Helmee Bin NASIR in a time 22:03 with Karsten KORBEL finishing second in a time of 22:33 and third was our regular runner Khay Ann YEO in a time of 22:47. Our first female finisher was our junior runner Ashley CHEE in a time 23:35 with Sandra KARL finishing in a time of 24:02 and third finishers was another junior, Beatrix LAWRENCE in a time of 25:44.

Special thanks to our volunteers; Caroline MURRAY • Colin MURRAY • Khay Ann YEO • Ellen SUPPIAH • Gandhi SUPPIAH • John COLE • Anne WENG • Bethan COLE • Jia Hern LIM • Meisiu CHAN • Pei Yong GAN

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