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UMK BACHOK HAS UNIQUE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, LEISURE & RECREATIONAL TRACK

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BACHOK 10 February I Campus trail run organised by Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Unique Trail Run 2020 held at its main campus in Bachok opens a new dimension to UMK in the field of sports, leisure and recreational activities. The track located at the Bachok Campus is rich in flora and fauna and interesting variations of the terrain and make it a place of leisure and recreation to encourage lovers of these activities to adopt a healthy lifestyle around their neighbourhood.

In this regard, Unique Trail Run (UTR) 2020 event organised by the Security Division, the UMK Registrar's Office is an initiative to provide additional value to UMK residents not only to cross the seven-kilometer campus area surrounded by Gelam trees but also the opportunity to enjoy flora and fauna found in the campus environment.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Ts. Dr. Zaliman Sauli said the UTR run programme allowed participants to explore campus areas that had not yet been fully developed as recreational and leisure areas as it has beautiful flora and fauna and terrestrial structures that suit moderate-scale outdoor activities.

He said the organisation of UTR 2020 was aimed at encouraging UMK people to adopt a healthy lifestyle while fostering the values and spirit of belonging among all UMK residents.

“The UTR 2020 run is a continuation of the Security Trail Run Programme, which is an annual Division of Safety program that only involves safety staff.

"In this edition, UTR 2020 is open to all from three campuses and as a result, more than 200 entries were received as the organiser initially targeted the participation of only 120 people," he said at the UTR 2020 Prize Giving Ceremony, at the Office of Security Division, UMK Bachok, Tangok, on 9 February 2020.

Also present were the Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Prof. Ts. Dr. Arham Abdullah, UMK Registrar, Pn. Mazula Sabudin, Director of Security Division, En. Wan Salman Wan Salleh and Director of Sports and Culture, En. Shaipuddin Muhammad.
Meanwhile, the UTR 2020 winners were dominated by staff from the Centre for Infrastructure Development and Management (PPPI) who took first and second place in the Category A event, En. Ahmad Humaizi Hashim, who was crowned champion, brought back a sheep and a medal while En. Mohd Hafis Mohd Fauzi took second place with a pair of geese and third place won by Security Division staff, En. Zulkifli Abd. Ghani won a pair of rabbits.

Meanwhile, PPI staff, En. Nordin Mahmod from the Security Division won the B (men) category while En Amir Zulfahmi Zulkepli (PPPI) won second place and third place Nik Mohd Fawwaz Nik Yussoff of the Vice Chancellor's Office. Each won a sheep, a pair of geese and rabbit.

Whereas Pn. Noraida Mohammad (Security Division) became the fastest runner in the open category for women to bring home sheep prizes, second place was won by UMK Centre of International and Marketing Director, Assoc. Prof Dr. Wee Yu Ghee who brought home a pair of geese and third place was won by Che Ku Nur Aida Che Ku Rahim (Centre for Sports and Culture) who won a pair of rabbits.

Anyone interested in trying this trail challenge can contact the UMK Corporate Communications Centre for further questions on 09 7797400.

By I Corporate Communication Centre

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