parkrun NZ stats 01/01/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for January 1, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 24 (plus nine on last week) parkruns, with 1821 (+575) parkrunners and 262 (+102) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

119 (-4) people got their parkrun barcode this week

102 (+35) ran their first parkrun this week

154 (+63) achieved personal bests this week

15 (+5) volunteered for the first time

42 (+35) new age category records were set (25 at the new Ōtaki River parkrun)

7 (-9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand is now 31:01.

There were five new course records this week: Ronan Lee (14:59 at Gisborne), Simon Mace (15:39 at Hobsonville Point), Thomas Strawbridge (15:56 at Trentham Memorial) and course records set at Ōtaki River by Mark Bouwman (19:19) and Olive Fountain (25:13).

The top age graded runner was Christine Adamson at Western Springs with a time of 22:11, 92.79% in the VW65-69 age group.


1 parkrunner joined the J10 club

12 parkrunners joined the 50 club

5 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Paul Newsom, Jeni Harrison, Rui Sudo, David Bishop, and Jonathan Gulliver.

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Nneka Okonta.

0 parkrunners joined the V25 club


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Lower Hutt (126), Cornwall Park (127), Hagley (211).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Whanganui Riverbank (32), Blenheim (32), Flaxmere (18).

Ōtaki River set its course record with 111 finishers..

Of the New Zealand parkruns that took place both last week and this week:

7 parkruns had higher attendance

8 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Anderson and Tauranga, with a change of 30.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Anderson with a change of 46%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Queenstown with a change of -55.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of -54%.

NZ Anniversaries



Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Dunedin, Foster, Hamilton Lake, Kapiti Coast, Millwater, Sherwood Reserve, University of Waikato, Wanaka, Whangarei

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