Clermont Waterfront parkrun – Event number 327 – 15th February 2020

 

With a conflicting ultra event at waterfront park, the Clermont parkrun was moved to the trail this past Saturday.  The trail always slows times down a little bit, but the beautiful paths through Hiawatha Park make for an enjoyable change of pace. The temperature was perfect, at right around 60, and the surface was in great condition. This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

We had a lot of major milestones to celebrate this weekend. First was Carolyn Harmon, who completed her 150th event. In addition to being a frequent runner, she also volunteers regularly and is a valued member of the Clermont parkrun community. Overseas visitor Eleanor Anne Martin did not just finish her 100th event, but she finished it in style with a new Clermont Parkrun PB of 28:45! She has come to this event 6 times from the UK, her first back in 2017. Junior Ray Butcher, also from overseas completed his 50th event here in Clermont. 

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Kimberly GROGAN • Kendyl CARDWELL • Hector CLEMENTE • Josh CASTLEMAN • Sharon GALLANT • Andy PIERCE • Jim PICKERING • Harry BARNES • Shane HILL • Kay MELVIN-BARNES • Dottie HARDING • Judy RICHARZ • Ron MITCHELL • Chris SEYMOUR • Sherry KELLER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clermont Waterfront parkrun Results Page.

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun Event number 326 February 8th 2020

Due to other local activities, including the Clay Road 5k/10k/Duathlon, a lower than average attendance was recorded this weekend. Despite the conflicts, the Clermont Waterfront parkrun still had close to 100 participants. Those who competed were met with chilly temperatures and some difficult wind, but over 15 achieved a PB. In total this week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

Our beloved overseas visitors ruled both the men’s and the women’s podium this weekend. William Law and Lorna Castle, both from Royston Runners, finished in fantastic times of 19:26 and 22:07. Congratulations as well to Robert Rosser, only a junior athlete, on completing his 20th event. We are also still enjoying the company of one of our Clermont parkrun founders Karen Bowler.

The cold and windy weather didn’t make for the most enjoyable volunteering conditions, but all the 15 volunteers showed the same dedication and enthusiasm as always. We always appreciate the help from volunteers, but we also know everyone also has some individual running goals as well.

One particular volunteer from this week who has been a dedicated member of the parkrun community and who has also tried to fit in volunteering is Tom Smith.   Tom first began attending parkrun in 2016, and starting coming out almost every weekend by 2018. His consistent commitment has brought a steady stream of PB’s throughout the years, with his most recent time clocking in a 20:36 (a 7 minute improvement since his first race!).  More than just his attendance, the parkrun community values Tom’s enthusiasm and support for fellow runners. Part time run director Rissie Thieler said Tom is constantly smiling and offering genuine words of enthusiasm to everyone, calling him “a perfect example of what parkrun represents.” He recently volunteered this weekend as a marshal. Tom is just one example of the many amazing participants and volunteers who make this event possible.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Bill POST • Frances POST • Kendyl CARDWELL • Grant MOLLETT • Hector CLEMENTE • Harry BARNES • Daniel WHITEHOUSE • Kay MELVIN-BARNES • Tom SMITH • Ron MITCHELL • Brenda EAST • Jeffrey SCHENCK • Zora SCHENCK • Jeff LOTTER • Robert BUTCHER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clermont Waterfront parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Kate BAZELEY who recorded a time of 17:17 on 20th February 2016 (event number 124), and by Ani VELTCHEVA who also recorded a time of 17:17 on 18th March 2017 (event number 173).
The male record is held by James HUNT who recorded a time of 15:16 on 27th July 2019 (event number 296).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sabra HARVEY who recorded 102.90% (21:17) on 9th February 2019 (event number 272).

Clermont Waterfront parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 8,966 participants have completed 30,584 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,920 km, including 4,693 new Personal Bests. A total of 413 individuals have volunteered 3,216 times.

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun #325 February 1st, 2020

This weekend’s event totaled a lower than usual attendance because of heavy rain with chilly temperatures Saturday morning. Despite the adverse weather, 71 people still attended and achieved fantastic results. There were even 11 personal bests! An additional congratulations to the 9 participants who came out to the Clermont parkrun for the first time, we hope to see you next weekend with a bigger group and hopefully beautiful weather. Rain or shine, Clermont parkrunners are ready to tough it out!

Overseas visitor Simon Croft of Red Rose Road Runners managed to notch a first place finish and a new Clermont parkrun PB. With a time of 16:29, he also brought the following finishers (Nicholas Atkinson and Hicham Berriz) to near personal bests.

On the women’s side, Elizabeth Choi finished first in her first parkrun ever! Elizabeth is from winter garden runners club. It is great to see new local runners coming
out to participate. Congratulations to Sue Jewett on completing her 25th event. Sue was the only major milestone this weekend, but there are lots of people close to reaching one!

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Ronald MURDOCK • Kendyl CARDWELL • Jerry LYKINS • Harry BARNES • Daniel WHITEHOUSE • Kay MELVIN-BARNES • Ben PICKOS • Ron MITCHELL • Anne BENINGHOF • Jeffrey SCHENCK • Janine SCHENCK • Zora SCHENCK

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clermont Waterfront parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Kate BAZELEY who recorded a time of 17:17 on 20th February 2016 (event number 124), and by Ani VELTCHEVA who also recorded a time of 17:17 on 18th March 2017 (event number 173).
The male record is held by James HUNT who recorded a time of 15:16 on 27th July 2019 (event number 296).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sabra HARVEY who recorded 102.90% (21:17) on 9th February 2019 (event number 272).
Clermont Waterfront parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 8,949 participants have completed 30,486 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,430 km, including 4,678 new Personal Bests.

A total of 411 individuals have volunteered 3,201 times.

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun Event 324, 25 January 2020

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun
Event number 324
25th January 2020

Clermont Waterfront parkrun finished out the last of event of January on a high note. There were multiple milestones, many new personal bests, fast times, and some first timers. Hopefully the rest of the year will build off of the fantastic events we have already had in the first month. This week 111 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Jerry Lykins on completing his 200th parkrun! Jerry has been attending parkrun since all the way back in 2013, and has been coming out regularly ever since. Both Kay Melvin-Barnes and Tom Smith finished their 75th event as well. Kay volunteers regularly, and has helped out with a variety of positions including barcodes, finish tokens, marshals, and tail walker.  While competing in events herself, she has also managed to work in volunteering and is a great remainder that we always appreciate the help of our volunteers. Tom started Parkrun in 2016 and has steadily dropped his time from a 27:04 to a PB of 20:36 in November. Finally, Paul Whitehouse celebrated his 25 run this weekend in a time of 26:20. Congratulations to all of these runners on their accomplishments and everyone else who came out to participate. 

We hope to see you next weekend!

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Kendyl CARDWELL • Grant MOLLETT • Josh CASTLEMAN • Anne MCFARLANE • Harry BARNES • Glenn ROBERTSON • Shane HILL • Jeffrey STEPHENS • Ron MITCHELL • Bill STUCKEY • Amy SEIFER • Craig PETRICK • Kit STEPHENSON • Heidy BAILEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clermont Waterfront parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Kate BAZELEY who recorded a time of 17:17 on 20th February 2016 (event number 124), and by Ani VELTCHEVA who also recorded a time of 17:17 on 18th March 2017 (event number 173).
The male record is held by James HUNT who recorded a time of 15:16 on 27th July 2019 (event number 296).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sabra HARVEY who recorded 102.90% (21:17) on 9th February 2019 (event number 272).

Clermont Waterfront parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 8,940 participants have completed 30,415 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,075 km, including 4,667 new Personal Bests. A total of 411 individuals have volunteered 3,189 times.

 

Clermont Waterfront Parkrun- 1-18-20

Clermont Waterfront parkrun
Event number 323
18th January 2020

This past Saturday was a very special parkrun, not only because of the many milestones achieved, but also because of the return of some very important people in the parkrun community. Karen and Tim Bowler are visiting from England and participated in this weekend’s event. But these two people are more than just participants in the Clermont Parkrun; in fact, they founded the event all the way back in 2013. They had to overcome strict regulations and went through a tremendous amount of planning in order to found the event that we all know and love. They had been inspired by the success of parkrun overseas, and because of their vision, they were able to set up one of the first and most successful parkrun events in the US. Without their tremendous efforts, Clermont Parkrun would not exist.

There were also many important milestones to celebrate. Congratulations to Anne Beninghof, who ran her 50th event this weekend. Not only has Anne shown dedication as a runner, but she is also a committed volunteer. “We can always count on Anne to be on-time, excited, and ready to help out. She is a fantastic volunteer and consistently does a great job,” said part-time run director Rissie Theiler. Another congratulations to East Ridge cross country coach Grant Mollett on finishing his 125th parkrun this Saturday. He has been bringing his high school runners out to parkrun for a few years and has made a great addition to the parkrun community. Shelly Linder from the Clermont Triathlon Club also completed her 75th event.

Even if you did not reach a milestone or a PR, there are still many other ways to be proud of your progress or commitment. Congratulations to every single runner on even coming out to run a 5k on the weekend with such a great attitude.

 

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Rissie THIELER • Kendyl CARDWELL • Hector CLEMENTE • Dave BURGER • Harry BARNES • Daniel WHITEHOUSE • Glenn ROBERTSON • Anne BENINGHOF • Sandra FLORA • Mary SURPRENANT • Lori WATERS • Tyler WATERS • Leigh Anna WATERS • Ed FLORA • Sherry KELLER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clermont Waterfront parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Kate BAZELEY who recorded a time of 17:17 on 20th February 2016 (event number 124), and by Ani VELTCHEVA who also recorded a time of 17:17 on 18th March 2017 (event number 173).
The male record is held by James HUNT who recorded a time of 15:16 on 27th July 2019 (event number 296).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sabra HARVEY who recorded 102.90% (21:17) on 9th February 2019 (event number 272).

 

 

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