Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun Event #80 report

Thanks to everyone for making parkrun #80 another great experience at Taman Pudu Ulu, Kuala Lumpur. Every week we are pleased to welcome visitors from far and wide, who along with our regular parkrunners, brought the bumper total for this event to 84 participants. Well done, parkrunners.

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Congratulations to this week’s male first finisher Mark Dobson, from KL, who finished the course with a PB of 18:57. Also well done to TPU regular Julie Foreman, who was our female first finisher in a time of 21:44. It was lovely to welcome many visitors to Taman Pudu Ulu again. Our parkrun is very much on the parkrunners’ Bucket List and this week was no exception as we welcomed two families from Australia, along with runners from New Zealand. It was also good to meet Malaysian runners currently based in the UK for whom Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun is a big pull factor back to Kuala Lumpur, as well as members of running clubs from Taiping and Singapore. Maybe see you all again very soon?

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As always parkruns rely on volunteers to make each event run smoothly and so a big thanks to Amy BADMAN, Emer BREEN, Carla BUTTERFIELD, Beatrix LAWRENCE, Rupert LAWRENCE, Alexandra LAWRENCE, Robin LAWRENCE, Eldred Sia Liang LEE, Caroline MURRAY, Colin MURRAY, Tian RUIXIN, Julie WONG, David YAP, Khay Ann YEO for their help at event #80. Statistic of the week was that one of this week’s team of volunteers completed the 1000th volunteer duty at parkrun TPU. Thanks to everyone for signing up early to act as volunteers for parkrun #81 on Saturday 18th January. We have a complete team for this event. We are still looking for more volunteers for the event on 25th January and 1st February. If you are free and happy to volunteer please email tamanpuduuluhelpers@parkrun.com and remember to include your parkrun number, please. Happy parkrunning, enjoy the photos on our facebook page and see you again soon.

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