Submitted by Bill Post

This week Clermont parkrun helped celebrate parkrun International’s 13th birthday with 112 runners and walkers completing the course. Our local Clermont runners and many International visitors wore their apricot parkrun shirts representing their home parkrun to help celebrate the occasion. Visitors from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the U.K. made Clermont parkrun part of their Holiday plans while here in the Orlando area. There was also a great group of runners who joined us from East Ridge Middle and other local schools.

Daniel Whitehouse, Jim Pickering, Bill Post, Frances Post, David Harmon, Carolyn Harmon, Sally Schade, Rissie Thieler, Susan Telford, Larry Hevner, Katie Skelton, Grant Colgan, and Hector Clemente.

John Turner was first across the line this week with an impressive time of 18:21. He was followed closely by Frank Borden in second position and Reagan McGinley in the third spot. Alexis Hill led the female runners with a great time of 22:34. Reagan Parks and Yolimar Bolivar finished in the second and third spots respectively.

This week of the 112 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, 33 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part. Thanks to everyone who participated this week!

The event is made possible by this week’s 11 volunteers:

Bill POST • Frances POST • Hector CLEMENTE • Jim PICKERING • Michelle SLIFER • Anne MCFARLANE • Butch HOLT • Carolyn HARMON • David HARMON • Tom MONTGOMERY • Denise MONTGOMERY

The Clermont Waterfront parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. starting at Lake Hiawatha Preserve, 450 12th St, Clermont, FL 34711. It is open to all levels of runners and walkers, so if you are just starting out or if you are an accomplished runner there is always room for you. To get started go to our home page!

Please follow the link to register for parkrun and get your personal barcode that will keep track of all your runs!

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

The female record is jointly held by Kate BAZELEY who recorded a time of 17:17 on February 20th, 2016 and Ani VELTCHEVA who recorded a time of 17:17 on March 18th, 2017.

The male record is held by Jonathan GLEN who recorded a time of 15:43 on 6th August 2016 (event number 144).

Clermont Waterfront parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 5,209 participants have completed 14,669 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,345 km, including 2,423 new Personal Bests.