parkrun NZ Stats 03/12/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4193 (+175) parkrunners and 487 (+27) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

254 (-2) people got their parkrun barcode this week

206 (-4) ran their first parkrun this week

543 (+44) achieved personal bests this week

39 (+10) volunteered for the first time

20 (+2) new age category records were set

16 (+9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:17.

There were three new course records this week. Hannah Oldroyd ran 18:18 at Broad Park, Tom Galloway ran 16:56 at Broad Park and Dan Hunt ran 17:11 at Russell Park.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Hamilton Lake with a time of 49:59, 107.14% in the VM95-99 age group.


11 parkrunners joined the J10 club

35 parkrunners joined the 25 club

10 parkrunners joined the 50 club

5 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Flaxmere: Ian Bruce McKee
  • Greytown Woodside Trail: Fiona McCardle
  • Hamilton Lake: Martin Carroll
  • Palmerston North: Mark Pinny
  • Sherwood Reserve: Cheryl Dahms

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club:

  • Barry Curtis: Kate Pattinson
  • Lower Hutt: Matthew Ruglys

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Lizi Eade, Mari Davenport, Murray Penno, Tim Crawshaw, Jonathan Batchelor.

Judy Nicol achieved her v50 at Balclutha.

* 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 (230), Porirua (235), Hagley (322).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Hamilton Park (26), Balclutha (24), Ōtaki River (22).

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

22 parkruns had higher attendance

15 parkruns had lower attendance

Ōtaki River and Whakatane Gardens recorded the same attendance as the week prior.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Porirua, with a change of 91.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamailton Park with a change of 100%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -77.

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

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (46), Porirua (34), Lower Hutt (31), Cornwall (27) and Whangarei (24).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whakatane Gardens (10 or 29%), Otaki River (6 or 27%), Sherwood Reserve (13 or 23%), University of Waikato (10 or 23%) and Greytown Woodside Trail (12 or 22%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (43), Lake2Lake Trail (43), Queenstown (41), Porirua (32) and Broad Park (28).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Lake2Lake Trail (43 or 61%), Queenstown (41 or 47%), Hamilton Park (11 or 42%), Wanaka (22 or 39%) and Blenheim (19 or 35%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Broad Park in 18:18 for the first time.
  2. Louise Brabyn (JW15-17) running Palmerston North in 18:38 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Anna Williams (SW30-34) running Anderson in 19:13.
  4. Mikki Williden (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 19:54.
  5. Juliet Moorhead (JW11-14) running Porirua in 20:04.
  6. Shannon-Leigh Walker (VW40-44) running Whangarei in 20:19 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Katherine Fry (SW20-24) running Taupo in 20:25 for the first time.
  8. Anna Hickey (SW25-29) running Western Springs in 20:39.
  9. Haven Drinnan (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:25.
  10. Tui Summers (VW50-54) running Foster in 21:30.
  11. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:50.
  12. Brigitte Masse (VW55-59) running Hagley in 22:01.
  13. Brooke Martin (JW10) running Porirua in 23:08.
  14. Meg Christie (VW60-64) running Hagley in 23:26.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:07.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 32:36.
  17. Pauline Lane (VW75-79) running Hagley in 35:42.

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

  1. Chris Sanson (VM35-39) running Anderson in 15:56.
  2. Samuel Stichbury (SM18-19) running Palmerston North in 16:07.
  3. Matthew Arnold (SM25-29) running Cornwall in 16:11 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Toby Caro (JM15-17) running Cornwall in 16:22 for the first time.
  5. Luke Watts (SM30-34) running Whanganui Riverbank in 16:42.
  6. James Conwell (VM40-44) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 17:14 for the first time.
  7. Aj Cornwall (VM45-49) running Palmerston North in 17:21.
  8. Shaun Ryan (VM50-54) running Lake2Lake Trail in 17:59 for the first time.
  9. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Hagley in 17:59 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Laurie Watson (SM20-24) running Wanaka in 18:26.
  11. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Porirua in 19:20.
  12. Caleb Rice (JM11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 19:57.
  13. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 20:47.
  14. Steve Fairley (VM65-69) running Whangarei in 21:17.
  15. Allan Mayfield (VM70-74) running Foster in 22:37 for the first time.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:24.
  17. Selwyn James Parker (VM80-84) running Lake2Lake Trail in 30:35.
  18. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Hamilton Lake in 49:59 for the first time.
  19. Garth Barfoot (VM85-89) running Sherwood Reserve in 50:15.

Record Setters

There were 18 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats. You can view the top 100 countryman table here.

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