Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun Event #83 Report

Gong Xi Fa Cai! We celebrated the Lunar New Year at TPU on 1st February with a very auspicious 108 participants walking, jogging and running our 5km route – our equal third highest turnout. With the theme colour for the day being red, there was ribbon of colour around the park as everyone completed the four laps of our “alternative” course. At the finish line, mandarin oranges and other festive treats were handed out for all to enjoy.
It was also an additional celebration day as two of our most regular parkrunners reached milestones. Georgina Scambler recorded her 100th parkrun and her 25th finish at TPU, having started parkrunning in Australia in 2015. Or second milestone achiever was Ellen Suppiah who recorded her 50th parkrun, having started her parkrun journey in 2016 in UK. Ellen was part of the core team that helped get parkrun started in Malaysia and she made it a double celebration by also doing her 50th volunteering occasion this week. Well done to you both.
We welcomed 6 new parkrun first timers as well as 11 first time overseas visitors, from UK and Australia and welcomed back 3 returning UK visitors.
First male finisher was visitor Michael Korner, in a speedy 18:58, whilst first lady finisher for an incredible 27th occasion was Julie Foreman in 21:57. Among the 18 new PB’s were notable achievements for Seng Wei Yip, whose 20:17 was his 5th PB in succession, Raphael Dobson who improved by more than 2 ½ minutes to finish in 27:22, Adeline Ng, whose 35:40 improved on her previous best time set a year ago and Chin Chye Guay with a third PB in succession of 40:38.
As always, our event relied on our great team of volunteers – a big thank you to: Emer BREEN, Claudia DOBSON, Mohammad Ibrahim ISMAIL, Seona MACKENZIE, Muhammad Izz Haekal MOHAMMAD IBRAHIM, Caroline MURRAY, Colin MURRAY, Ellen SUPPIAH, Fion THEIN, Julie WONG, Khay Ann YEO
We look forward to seeing you all next Saturday, 0730 flag-off. We have a number of volunteer slots unfilled over the coming weeks (you can check this on the “volunteer” tab of our web home page), so if you would like to help out, please 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.

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Georgina celebrates her 100 milestone

Georgina celebrates her 100 milestone

Ellen celebrates her "double" 50 milestone

Ellen celebrates her "double" 50 milestone

Thanks to all our great volunteers

Thanks to all our great volunteers