Every Saturday parkrun begins and ends at the Hiawatha Preserve on Lake Minneola. The event is free. The only person you are competing against YOU (your own personal best).

By Kendyl Cardwell

Summertime heat and humidity didn’t stop Parkrun runners, joggers, and walkers from completing the beautiful 3.1 mile course along Lake Minneola this Saturday morning. Parkrun welcomed over 136 participants, with 38 first timers and an impressive 21 new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part. A special group also came out to join us, The Drive for Men’s Health. This group of Urologists is traveling around the country from June 1 to June 9 in order to spread awareness about men’s health. One of their stops includes Orlando.

Kevin Grogan had a great run this morning, coming in first with a 17:52. That’s his first Parkrun result in the 17s since 2014, congrats Kevin! Scott Murphy came in for a strong second place finish in 18:12, a one second PB. Rounding out the top three was Jordan Matthews, who was able to crack 19 with a solid time of 18:59.

Leading the female finishers and completing a husband-wife sweep of the top spots was Kimberly Grogan. Kimberly ran a great time of 21:32. Second place and third place were teenagers Kendyl Cardwell and Alexis Hill. They ran 22:32 and 22:41, respectively.

This week the parkrun had one runner who completed her 100th parkrun, Helen Marshall. Also joining the parkrunners were 8 visitors from England. All of the participants did a great job, congrats!

The Clermont Waterfront Parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 7:30am.  It starts at Lake Hiawatha Preserve, 450 12th St, Clermont, FL 34711. This is a FREE event open to people of all levels. Please come out to join us!

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers: Rissie Thieler, Kendyl Cardwell, Toni Richardson, Josh Castleman, Jim Pickering, Anne McFarlane, Butch Holt, Carolyn Harmon, Daniel Whitehouse, Stephen Stebbins, Marianne Holt, Mary Suprenant, Maureen Mannion.

To register for parkrun and to print your barcode, please go to http://www.parkrun.us/clermontwaterfront/ . If you bring your personal barcode, we 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.

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