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This is a blurb that we have on our Clermont parkrun Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/clermontparkrun/) and is good information for all of us to have on hand to reference or to allow us to invite others to parkrun most easily. Hello, Clermont parkrunners and visitors! Our starting location is at Lake Hiawatha Preserve (LHP). The address is 450 12th St, Clermont, but some GPS maps take you to West Park, which is about a mile before LHP, so please keep reading. Once on 12th Street from Highway 50, continue north until you cross a small bridge and arrive at a round-a-bout. LHP is at the round-a-bout on the west side. Parking is in the park. Our start is by the pavilion by the lake, and you'll likely see the setup crew already there. Also, unless the parkrun.us website says we have a cancelation we are ON for the week starting at 7:30 AM. So please check there before asking if we are on for the week. If you would like to volunteer for an upcoming week the roster with the holes is here http://www.parkrun.us/clermontwaterfront/futureroster/ and you can email us at clermontwaterfrontoffice@parkrun.com or send us a message on Facebook. If you would like to volunteer for an upcoming week the roster with the holes is here http://www.parkrun.us/clermontwaterfront/futureroster/ and you can email us at clermontwaterfrontoffice@parkrun.com or send us a message on Facebook. Most every week coffee and breakfast takes place after parkrun at Cheeser's Palace Café (www.cheeserspalace.com) . Everyone is welcome to join! Last piece of info, your printed parkrun barcode works the same across the globe. So please bring it -printed out- each week. We cannot write down barcodes from phones, memory or anything except a printed barcode that.

Clermont Waterfront parkrun – Event 330 – 7 March 2020

The celebration of international women’s day on Sunday closely coincided with this weekend’s parkrun event. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women in all areas of life, including female participation in running. Run directors Rissie Theiler and Anne McFarlane gave a few words about women’s empowerment across everything from economic, political, social, to cultural scenes throughout history. A historical moment for women in the sport of running that was mentioned at this Saturdays parkrun happened in 1967 when Katherine Switzer became the first ever women to run the Boston Marathon. Despite race officials physically trying to hold her back, she completed the race and paved the way for millions of other female runners to go on and accomplish their goals.

We had a large number of participants and first timers this weekend. There were just under 30 new parkrunners, and 140 people in attendance overall. We enjoyed having a big group of women from the South Lake Hospital and the Wellness center come out for the first time as well.   15 people got new personal bests. 

Congratulations to young runner Michaela Appleton on finishing as the first female this weekend. At only 10 years old, she ran a new PB of 23:47. Another shout-out goes to David Harmon. David reached their 25th volunteer milestone together this weekend.  He has volunteered with parkrun Clermont since all the way back in 2016 along with his wife, Carolyn. Thanks David, and thanks to all the other volunteers for this week!

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Rissie THIELER • Kendyl CARDWELL • Anne MCFARLANE • Butch HOLT • Carolyn HARMON • David HARMON • Kay MELVIN-BARNES • Amanda FURROW • John HIRSCH • Thomas O'DONNELL • Sandra FLORA • Ed FLORA • Craig PETRICK • Scott BLAIR • Joan DUGGAR

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

 

Clermont Waterfront Parkrun-2-29-20 #329

Clermont Waterfront parkrun

Event number 329

29th February 2020

 

 

Participants were lucky to have perfect running temperatures and a beautiful clear morning as they faced the start line this weekend at the Clermont waterfront park run. Many new participants also got to enjoy the great atmosphere. We were happy to have a group from Ocoee Elementary come out for the first time. It is always exciting to meet new park runners, and to watch young kids like those from the Ocoee elementary getting involved with the sport. This week 120 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

 

 

Congratulations to local park runner Libby Brouwer on completing her 50th event. She recently ran a PB of 32:00, and seems to be nearing that time again. Although overseas visitor Sarah Aldridge did not reach a milestone this weekend, it is worth shouting out her impressive total of 551 events. She has been participating in events since 2010, an extremely respectable commitment. This also goes to show the established history that park run has created over in England. Here at Clermont park run, we hope to encourage the spread of other events in the US (and offer a welcoming familiar environment for European visitors). Hopefully someday our Clermont participants will reach 500 events too!

 

 

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

 

Cathy KYLE • Kendyl CARDWELL • Scott HAMPTON • Sally SCHADE • Harry BARNES • Daniel WHITEHOUSE • Glenn ROBERTSON • Debbie SMITH • Lori WATERS • Tyler WATERS • Leigh Anna WATERS • Bill STUCKEY • Cheryl CROWTHER • Joan DUGGAR

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun Event number 328 22nd February 2020

Perfect conditions and great spirit brought in lots of new personal bests and
strong results this weekend at the Clermont Waterfront parkrun. Participants faced a freshly added challenge on the course, though. The course is now shifted slightly to the side near the 1.5 mile mark, now including a very short (and very steep) hill. The hill has no real impact on times, but we can’t officially call the course "pancake flat" anymore! There were 23 personal bests and 21 first timers out of the 113 in attendance. We were also happy to have the Swim Like a Pro Triathlon group in attendance.

We were able to celebrate lots of first milestones this weekend. Caroline Whitehouse,
Tom Dyer, and Janine Campbell all completed their 25th event this weekend.
Congratulations to Tim Strickler on completing his 50th event this weekend.

Lee Rantala finished first overall in a new PB of 17:26. He also led 5 other men to sub
20 times. On the female side, new parkrunner Sara McClarty came in at 23:01 as the first female finisher in only her second event. Congratulations to Angela Harman, who was second female with a new PB. Angela has come out to multiple events each year since 2013. Her time of 23:31 this Saturday was her fastest since 2014! Junior runner Jocelyn Lee rounded out the top three females with a PB of 24:49.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Rissie THIELER • Kimberly GROGAN • Kendyl CARDWELL • Josh CASTLEMAN •
Harry BARNES • Luiz PRESTES • Helen PRESTES • Glenn ROBERTSON • Shane
HILL • Ron MITCHELL • Tom EAST • Bill STUCKEY • Justin PLANINZ

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 9,009 participants
have completed 30,828 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,140 km, including
4,723 new Personal Bests. A total of 415 individuals have volunteered 3,244 times.

 

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).

 

 

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun Event number 322 11th January 2020

The cool winter weather that we have had lately did not seem to hold up for this weekend’s event. Temperatures were hot and humid, but that didn’t stop participants from coming in for record times and fantastic results. Out of the 167 participants, 19 completed the 3.1 mile course in a new personal record time. We also had an impressive 26 first timers.

Congratulations to Jill Swidler, who completed her 25th parkrun today. She started coming to parkrun in November of 2018, and has participated regularly ever since. Not only did she reach an impressive milestone this weekend, but she also dropped her second fastest time ever. This was the only milestone for this weekend, but many other runners are extremely close to reaching some. Also, congratulations to the multiple runners who reached 10 parkruns. This is a great show of commitment and hopefully leads to many more events in the future.

In spite of the muggy conditions, there were some speedy times on both the men’s and women’s side. Jarrod Shoemaker won the event with a 15:58, just dipping under 16 and coming in only 10 seconds off his personal record. He also pulled Luiz Prestes to a new PB of 16:06. On the female side, Maryann Protz also ran her new Clermont parkrun PB to finish first with a time of 20:36.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Bill POST • Frances POST • Larry HEVNER • Kendyl CARDWELL • Toni RICHARDSON • Hector CLEMENTE • Josh CASTLEMAN • Steven GONZALEZ • Harry BARNES • Ben PICKOS • Ron MITCHELL • Amy SEIFER • Craig PETRICK • Victor CARRENO

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 8,904 participants have completed 30,127 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,635 km, including 4,621 new Personal Bests. A total of 408 individuals have volunteered 3,160 times.

 

 

Clermont Waterfront parkrun Event number 321 – January 4th 2020

written by Kendyl Caldwell

After a successful New Year’s Day parkrun, we had yet another great showing of 183 participants this past Saturday to complete the second event of 2020. It was a little more humid than it has been lately, but the cool weather and beautiful course still made for enjoyable running conditions. Heading into 2020, parkrun Clermont has big goals for improving on the success they have already found. Part time run director Rissie Thieler says “I would like to add many new parkrunners from the community in 2020 and I would also like to have more of our current parkrunners volunteer.” If your goal for the new year is to try something new, get more active, or help out the community, Parkrun Clermont is the place to do it.

There were 18 new personal bests and 23 first timers. It is great to see people improving their results and to welcome so many new participants.

Congratulations to Anthony Whyld, who completed his 50th parkrun today! He began coming out in 2018, and has consistently shown up almost every weekend.

This week 183 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Rissie THIELER • Kevin GROGAN • Kendyl CARDWELL • Toni RICHARDSON • Hector CLEMENTE • Jim PICKERING • Carolyn HARMON • Roy FENSTERMAKER • Michelle FENSTERMAKER • Ben PICKOS • Anne ROLLYSON • Libby BROUWER • Jeffrey 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 8,878 participants have completed 29,960 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,800 km, including 4,602 new Personal Bests. A total of 407 individuals have volunteered 3,146 times.

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