parkrun NZ Stats 01/04/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for April 1, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 41 parkruns with 4820 (567) parkrunners and 553 (-6) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

402 (-74) people got their parkrun barcode this week

266 (-77) ran their first parkrun this week

674 (-165) achieved personal bests this week

38 (-14) volunteered for the first time

39 (-4) new age category records were set

2 (-12) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:27.

There was one new course record this week. Sjors Corporaal ran 15:40 at Whakatane Gardens.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 56:47, 106.05% in the VM95-99 age group.


6 parkrunners joined the J10 club

34 parkrunners joined the 25 club

17 parkrunners joined the 50 club

12 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Broad Park: Mary Allen
  • Flaxmere: Tahlia Hopkins
  • Gisborne: Helayna Ruifrok
  • Greytown Woodside Trail: Flynn Register
  • Hamilton Lake: Sarah Jenkins
  • Owairaka: Winona Lee
  • Palmerston North: Wendy Cottrell Teahan, Gavin Teahan
  • Puarenga: Robert Corbett
  • Taupō: Jay Simpson
  • Waitangi: Troy Ramsay
  • Whangarei: Christine Fraser

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club

  • Lower Hutt: Sonja Penafiel Bermudez

1 parkrunner joined the 500 club

  • Lower Hutt: Martin O’Sullivan

4 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Hamish Thorburn, Andrew Cox, Sheryl Bayliss and Mike Kitchen.

Winona Lee achieved her v50 at Owairaka, Lauren Rowe achieved her v50 at University of Waikato, Ina Chalmers achieved her v100 at Queenstown.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know either in the comments below or email runswithabarcode@gmail.com.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton Lake (246), Millwater (262), Hagley (351).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (24), Russell Park (23), Hamilton Park (15).

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

16 parkruns had higher attendance

23 parkruns had lower attendance

Ōtaki River and Trentham Memorial recorded the same attendance as last week (24 and 69 respectively).

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Invercargill, with a change of 55.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Lake2Lake Trail with a change of 77%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -216.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Waitangi with a change of -45%.

Attendance Records


NZ Anniversaries




PBs & First Timers

The most PBs were at Millwater (40), Hamilton Lake (34), Waitangi (33), Palmerston North (31) and Cornwall (30).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Trentham Memorial (19 or 28%), Broad Park (22 or 23%), Russell Park (5 or 22%), Waitangi (33 or 21%) and University of Waikato (17 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Waitangi (94), Queenstown (41), Hagley (40), Western Springs (39) and Wanaka (38).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Waitangi (94 or 59%), Wanaka (38 or 50%), Lake2Lake Trail (18 or 46%), Queenstown (41 or 42%) and Western Springs (39 or 24%).

The fastest among us

The 18 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Nera Jareb (VW40-44) running Hamilton Lake in 17:21 for the first time.
  2. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Pegasus in 17:24.
  3. Katherine Camp (SW30-34) running Hagley in 18:10.
  4. Amara Rae (SW25-29) running Palmerston North in 19:25 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Lily James (JW15-17) running Hamilton Lake in 20:41.
  6. Mary Weatherall (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:43 for the first time.
  7. Becky Blay (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 20:55.
  8. Lauren Shelley (VW45-49) running Hamilton Lake in 21:01.
  9. Karis Rae (VW50-54) running Kapiti Coast in 21:18.
  10. Chloe Donald (JW11-14) running Hagley in 22:06.
  11. Suzanne Mackie (VW55-59) running Hagley in 22:09.
  12. Paige Veal (JW10) running Tauranga in 22:12 setting herself a new PB.
  13. Sue Sedon (VW60-64) running Western Springs in 23:54.
  14. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 24:14.
  15. Lynnley Driver (VW70-74) running Pegasus in 31:06.
  16. Diana Kittow (VW80-84) running Russell Park in 33:59.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 39:30.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 55:40.

The 20 fastest males in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Sjors Corporaal (VM45-49) running Whakatane Gardens in 15:40 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Jamie Coulter-smyth (SM30-34) running Broad Park in 16:56.
  3. Alexander Gibson (SM18-19) running Lake2Lake Trail in 17:07 for the first time.
  4. Lee Cook (VM35-39) running Queenstown in 17:09.
  5. Matt Parsonage (VM40-44) running Puarenga in 17:17.
  6. Ollie Brazier (SM25-29) running Taupo in 17:28.
  7. Ashton Upfold (JM15-17) running Taupo in 17:33 for the first time.
  8. Nic Ratcliffe (JM11-14) running Anderson in 17:44 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Austin Murrey (SM20-24) running Hagley in 17:55 for the first time.
  10. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Taupo in 18:07 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Whakatane Gardens in 18:16 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Whakatane Gardens in 18:17 setting himself a new PB.
  13. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 19:19 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Kevin Knowles (VM65-69) running Hobsonville Point in 21:14.
  15. Martin Wells (VM70-74) running Owairaka in 23:41 for the first time.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 24:45.
  17. Selwyn James Parker (VM80-84) running Lake2Lake Trail in 31:39.
  18. Ben Youdan (SM—) running Western Springs in 33:49.
  19. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 34:23.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:47.

Record breakers

There were 38 age category records broken this week:

Top 100 Countrymen can be viewed here.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats.

One reply on “parkrun NZ Stats 01/04/2023”

Hi Alison,
The age group fastest times that have been missing from these stats, hard to get?
Is there a link that anyone can use?
We have a lot of people that look at these stats.

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