parkrun NZ Stats 01/10/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 38 parkruns with 2757 (-1393) parkrunners and 480 (-2) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

307 (-54) people got their parkrun barcode this week

138 (-132) ran their first parkrun this week

292 (-219) achieved personal bests this week

37 (+11) volunteered for the first time

10 (-12) new age category records were set

2 (-14) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:11.

There was one new course record this week. Alie Corporaal ran 20:48 at Whakatāne Gardens.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 53:33, 100% in the VM95-99 age group.


9 parkrunners joined the J10 club

21 parkrunners joined the 25 club

18 parkrunners joined the 50 club

6 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

4 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

4 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Steve Houliston, Ross Warmington, Alastair Fear, Alicia Schimanski.

Nikola Bass achieved her v50 at Flaxmere.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Lower Hutt (165), Dunedin (192), Hagley (343).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (21), Whakatane Gardens (20), Russell Park (17).

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

6 parkruns had higher attendance

32 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt, with a change of 49.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Lower Hutt with a change of 42%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park with a change of -144.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Whakatane Gardens with a change of -76%.

NZ Anniversaries

Hagley (8)


Lake2Lake Trail (Spring Challenge)

PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (43), Dunedin (22), Lower Hutt (19), Invercargill (17) and Porirua (16).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whakatane Gardens (8 or 40%), Hobsonville Point (14 or 24%), University of Waikato (11 or 22%), East End (6 or 19%) and Pegasus (13 or 18%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (50), Queenstown (33), Dunedin (26), Whangarei (16) and Foster (15).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (33 or 49%), Russell Park (6 or 35%), Hamilton Park (10 or 30%), Wanaka (12 or 30%) and Whakatane Gardens (5 or 25%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Lucy Oliver (SW30-34) running Whanganui Riverbank in 17:53 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:21 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Amy Rice (SW25-29) running Lower Hutt in 20:23 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Sabrina Grogan (SW25-29) running Puarenga in 20:23.
  5. Ruth Thomas (VW40-44) running Queenstown in 20:27 for the first time.
  6. Rieko Trees (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 21:19 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Emma Mackie (VW35-39) running Hobsonville Point in 21:22.
  8. Katie Jordan (JW11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 21:43.
  9. Michelle Van Looy (VW50-54) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 21:52 for the first time.
  10. Bree Monaghan (JW15-17) running Whangarei in 22:00.
  11. Winona Lee (SW18-19) running Owairaka in 22:16.
  12. Noreen Crombie (VW55-59) running Puarenga in 23:33.
  13. Meg Christie (VW60-64) running Foster in 24:30.
  14. Kate Balmer (JW10) running Tauranga in 25:55.
  15. Judith Stewart (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:43.
  16. Karen Crossan (VW65-69) running Western Springs in 27:30.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 31:33.
  18. Pauline Lane (VW75-79) running Hagley in 38:18.

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

  1. Charlie Buchanan (SM18-19) running Hamilton Lake in 16:04 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Sam Rout (SM30-34) running Whangarei in 16:50.
  3. Michael Robinson (VM35-39) running Hamilton Lake in 17:26 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Gareth Evans (SM20-24) running Porirua in 17:31 for the first time.
  5. Dean Ford (VM40-44) running Porirua in 17:36.
  6. Oliver Pratt (JM15-17) running Pegasus in 17:50 for the first time.
  7. Martin Elsegood (SM25-29) running Hagley in 17:54 for the first time.
  8. Archie Felton (JM11-14) running Millwater in 18:43 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Calvin Dawson (VM50-54) running Millwater in 18:57.
  10. Marcelo Amaya (VM45-49) running Kapiti Coast in 19:13.
  11. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Lower Hutt in 19:22.
  12. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 19:35 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Martin Sadd (VM60-64) running Tauranga in 19:58 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Mark Thornton-pett (VM65-69) running East End in 21:55.
  15. Graeme Adams (VM70-74) running Tauranga in 24:20.
  16. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 26:10.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:16.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 39:58 for the first time.
  19. Mike Batchelor (SM—) running Whangarei in 43:25.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 53:33.

Record Breakers

There were 9 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view the top 100 countrymen here.

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