parkrun NZ Stats 03/09/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for September 3, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 39 parkruns with 3744 (+496) parkrunners and 459 (+3) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

406 (+136) people got their parkrun barcode this week

289 (+80) ran their first parkrun this week

428 (+121) achieved personal bests this week

40 (+12) volunteered for the first time

42 (+3) new age category records were set, 26 of these were at the launch of Whakatāne Gardens parkrun.

10 (+4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:10.

There was one new course record this week. Claire Bell ran 21:22 at Lake2Lake Trail.

New course records were set at the launch of Whakatāne Gardens parkrun. Mark Bouwman set the men’s course record with 18:28 and Noreen Crombie set the women’s course record with 21:53.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Hobsonville Point with a time of 51:16, 104.45% in the VM95-99 age group.


11 parkrunners joined the J10 club

23 parkrunners joined the 25 club

21 parkrunners joined the 50 club

13 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

4 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

7 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Ken Sanderson, Jo Cosseboom, Caitlin Todd, Vivien McAvoy, Helen Brunner, Solitaire Marshall, Tracey Howarth.

Sandy Hooper achieved her V50 milestone at Lower Hutt parkrun.

* 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: Cornwall Park (200), Hamilton Lake (203), Hagley (396).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Hamilton Park (23), Ōtaki River (21), Whanganui Riverbank (19).

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

23 parkruns had higher attendance

14 parkruns had lower attendance

Whanganui Riverbank recorded the same attendance as the week prior.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hamilton Lake, with a change of 74.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Tauranga with a change of 79%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lake2Lake Trail with a change of -73.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Lake2Lake Trail with a change of -63%

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (42), Owairaka (27), Hobsonville Point (23), Palmerston North (23) and Tauranga (23).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Sherwood Reserve (18 or 25%), Otaki River (5 or 24%), Hamilton Park (5 or 22%), Lake2Lake Trail (9 or 21%) and Owairaka (27 or 19%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (49), Queenstown (42), Tauranga (31), Hamilton Lake (27) and Cornwall (26).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Lake2Lake Trail (23 or 55%), Queenstown (42 or 45%), Wanaka (12 or 30%), Sherwood Reserve (17 or 24%) and Western Springs (23 or 22%).

Fastest Among Us

The 17 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Pegasus in 17:37.
  2. Harriet Kingston (SW30-34) running Hagley in 19:18 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Lisa Brignull (VW45-49) running Hagley in 19:19.
  4. Nicola Corinne Handley (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:28.
  5. Sally Rose (VW50-54) running Taupo in 19:52 for the first time.
  6. Anna Hickey (SW25-29) running Western Springs in 20:37 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Lily Sewell (JW11-14) running Foster in 20:55 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Nicole Cameron (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:59.
  9. Maia Poutawera (JW15-17) running Tauranga in 21:42 for the first time.
  10. Noreen Crombie (VW55-59) running Whakatane Gardens in 21:53 for the first time.
  11. Winona Lee (SW18-19) running Owairaka in 22:19.
  12. Jo Speary (VW60-64) running Palmerston North in 24:21.
  13. Sofia Chapman (JW10) running Whakatane Gardens in 25:00 for the first time.
  14. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 25:24.
  15. Mignon Stevenson (VW65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 26:25.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 33:18.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 38:33.

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

  1. Harry Rattray (SM20-24) running Hagley in 15:41 setting himself a new PB.
  2. James Parrott (VM35-39) running Hagley in 16:08.
  3. William O’connor (SM30-34) running Millwater in 16:35 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Harry Witt (JM15-17) running Pegasus in 16:41.
  5. Giles Witt (SM18-19) running Pegasus in 16:42 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Al Brears (VM45-49) running Hamilton Lake in 17:08.
  7. Ben Winder (VM40-44) running Whangarei in 17:37.
  8. Anton Weatherhead (SM25-29) running Flaxmere in 17:38 for the first time.
  9. Troy Harold (VM50-54) running Millwater in 17:56.
  10. Malcolm Cornelius (VM55-59) running Hagley in 18:43.
  11. Nikko Kelly (JM11-14) running Tauranga in 18:45 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Dave Scott (VM60-64) running Palmerston North in 20:20.
  13. Harrison Brown (JM10) running Hagley in 20:36 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Ian Ross (VM65-69) running Tauranga in 21:47.
  15. Graeme Adams (VM70-74) running Tauranga in 23:11.
  16. Bruce Dyer (VM75-79) running Hagley in 24:40.
  17. Mervyn Burt (VM80-84) running Pegasus in 31:31.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 42:13.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Hobsonville Point in 51:16 for the first time.

Record Breakers

There were 14 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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