parkrun NZ Stats 02/07/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for July 2, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 37 parkruns with 2982 (+76) parkrunners and 418 (+2) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

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

140 (-23) ran their first parkrun this week

356 (+38) achieved personal bests this week

25 (+1) volunteered for the first time

9 (-7) new age category records were set

5 (+2) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased by one second to 31:07.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 55:20, 96.78% in the VM95-99 age group.


3 parkrunners joined the J10 club

21 parkrunners joined the 25 club

13 parkrunners joined the 50 club

14 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Glenn Campbell, Karl Cloves, Emma Kane, Karyn Taylor, Louise Macfarlane, Michael Todd, Aaron O’Neale, Stephanie Tieu, Amy Templer, Matt Pestle, Tao Yu, Tania Inwood, Rob Dinsdale and Colin Thorne.

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Kerstin Sandford

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Heidi Eyles, Jo Beale, Nicky Crooks

Andy Mears achieved his V100 milestone

* 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: Whangarei (156), Cornwall Park (187), Hagley (240).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Flaxmere (25), Hamilton Park (19), Balclutha (9).

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

18 parkruns had higher attendance

16 parkruns had lower attendance

Gisborne, Hagley and Invercargill recorded the same attendance as the week before.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park, with a change of 57.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of 51%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Anderson, with a change of -33.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of -67%

NZ Anniversaries

Porirua (9)

Whanganui Riverbank (2)

Sherwood Reserve (1)



PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (32), Hamilton Lake (22), Sherwood Reserve (22), Owairaka (21) and Palmerston North (20).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Sherwood Reserve (22 or 28%), Otaki River (6 or 23%), Foster (15 or 21%), Hamilton Park (4 or 21%) and Owairaka (21 or 20%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (27), Queenstown (25), Cornwall (21), Tauranga (20) and Whangarei (20).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (25 or 42%), Wanaka (13 or 32%), Hamilton Park (6 or 32%), Flaxmere (6 or 24%) and East End (10 or 20%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Foster in 17:45.
  2. Amy Mchardy (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:26.
  3. Lahana Reeves (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:22 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  4. Jasmine Finney (SW25-29) running Hobsonville Point in 19:38.
  5. Jennie Nicholson (VW45-49) running Foster in 20:12.
  6. Naomi Mcgarva (SW30-34) running Owairaka in 20:33.
  7. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:38.
  8. Charli Miller (SW18-19) running Hamilton Lake in 21:10.
  9. Tui Summers (VW50-54) running Hagley in 21:27 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Kapiti Coast in 22:03.
  11. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 22:05.
  12. Emmy Hurcum (JW11-14) running Sherwood Reserve in 22:44.
  13. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 24:09.
  14. Elise Laurenson (JW10) running Lower Hutt in 25:07 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:42.
  16. Marieke Van Zon (VW75-79) running Sherwood Reserve in 34:06.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 34:20.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 50:40.

The 19 fastest males in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Caden Shields (SM30-34) running Hagley in 15:36 setting himself a new PB for the first time.
  2. Alex Kelliher (VM35-39) running Hagley in 16:19.
  3. Finn Molloy (SM20-24) running Hagley in 16:24 setting himself a new PB for the first time.
  4. Steve Morrow (VM45-49) running Gisborne in 16:41.
  5. Jacob Kilmister (JM15-17) running Porirua in 17:19 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Fletcher Greaves (SM25-29) running Foster in 17:21 setting himself a new PB for the first time.
  7. Laurie Watson (SM18-19) running Wanaka in 17:33.
  8. James Conwell (VM40-44) running Palmerston North in 17:42.
  9. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Palmerston North in 17:50 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Palmerston North in 19:12 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Daniel Wordsworth (JM11-14) running Pegasus in 19:19.
  12. Stephen Mair (VM60-64) running Trentham Memorial in 20:12.
  13. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Owairaka in 20:22 setting himself a new PB for the first time.
  14. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 21:43.
  15. Green Matsumoto (JM10) running Barry Curtis in 22:50 setting himself a new PB.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:53.
  17. David Hamilton (VM80-84) running Western Springs in 31:54 setting himself a new PB.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:38.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 55:20.

Record Breakers

here were 8 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view theĀ top 100 countrymen table here. Each week is on a different sheet.

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