Submitted by Kendyl Cardwell
The summer holiday has brought a surge of overseas visitors, youth runners and clubs, and first-time parkrunners to the Clermont Waterfront parkrun along the shores of Lake Minneola. This past weekend, there was a whopping 50 first timers. And, as has been normal for the past few weeks, a multitude of high school and middle school athletes along with many overseas visitors also came out to run this beautiful course. This week a total of 147 people ran, jogged and walked, of whom 20 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

Visitors from across the pond took over the top two overall spots this weekend. Ciaran Lewis ran an 18:02 to finish in first place, and Jason Robbins came in for second with a time of 18:36. John Turner also dipped under 19 with an 18:56 to slide in for third place.

On the female side, Brianna Heirs finished as the first female, with a solid time of 21:49, her first first-place finish. Second place was another junior, Reagan Parks, with a time of 22:25. Coming in at 23:15, Alexis Hill rounded out the female podium.

Notable milestones this week include: Claire Allison, who ran her 50th parkrun, and Steve Boggus, who ran his 100th parkrun.

The Clermont Waterfront parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 7:30 am. It starts at Lake Hiawatha preserve, 450 12th St, Clermont. This is a free event open to people of all levels.

To register for parkrun and to print your barcode, go to If you bring your personal barcode, the parkrun volunteers will keep track of all your runs. The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Rissie Thieler • Bill Post • Frances Post • Kendyl Cardwell • Josh Castleman • Anne McFarlane • Stephen Stebbins • Jeffrey Stephens • Anne Rollyson • Sharon Johnson • Katrina Berrios • Brianna Hiers.

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

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