parkrun NZ Stats 04/06/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for June 4, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 37 parkruns with 3275 (+31) parkrunners and 400 (-27) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

224 (+14) people got their parkrun barcode this week

159 (-34) ran their first parkrun this week

420 (+45) achieved personal bests this week

28 (-) volunteered for the first time

18 (-8) new age category records were set

7 (-6) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased by one second to 31:06.

There was one new course record this week: Amanda Waldron (20:10 at Russell Park).

The top age graded runner was Gill Fullen at Tauranga with a time of 19:15, 95.32% in the VW55-59 age group.


5 parkrunners joined the J10 club

24 parkrunners joined the 25 club

17 parkrunners joined the 50 club

13 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Janelle Zame, Darron Lindsay, Mia Faletanoai, Sharyn Bungard, Howard Gant, Kirsty McKellar, Charles Evans, Marion McKoy, Daniel Playne, Corrine Frazer, Chris Keith, Matt Mahy and Shane McInerny.

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

4 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Judy Campbell, Warren Patterson, Andrew Ng, Katy MacPherson.

* 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: Hamilton Lake (174), Hobsonville Point (188), Hagley (299).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Hamilton Park (28), Whanganui Riverbank (23), Balclutha (18).

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

21 parkruns had higher attendance

15 parkruns had lower attendance

One parkrun recorded the same amount of finishers as the previous week: Flaxmere with 34.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Whangarei, with a change of 34.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Ōtaki River with a change of 64%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -45.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Whanganui Riverbank with a change of -48%

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (35), Hobsonville Point (24), Tauranga (23), Barry Curtis (22) and Palmerston North (20).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Russell Park (15 or 38%), Hamilton Park (8 or 29%), Sherwood Reserve (16 or 27%), Otaki River (9 or 25%) and Taupo (13 or 22%).

The most first timers were at Owairaka (27), Hobsonville Point (21), Hagley (20), Lower Hutt (20) and Millwater (18).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at University of Waikato (14 or 33%), Owairaka (27 or 31%), Otaki River (11 or 31%), Russell Park (9 or 23%) and East End (17 or 23%).

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 17:48.
  2. Gill Fullen (VW55-59) running Tauranga in 19:15 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  3. Kimberley Iversen (JW15-17) running Invercargill in 19:16.
  4. Katie Evans (SW25-29) running Owairaka in 19:36 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  5. Charli Miller (SW18-19) running Hamilton Lake in 19:52.
  6. Amanda Wallis (SW30-34) running Palmerston North in 20:06 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Helen Kilding (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 20:13 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Kate Burridge (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:36.
  9. Bea Christie (JW11-14) running Invercargill in 20:46 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Francesca Lee (SW20-24) running Hagley in 21:03 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  11. Brooke Martin (JW10) running Porirua in 21:41 setting herself a new PB.
  12. Debbie Telfer (VW60-64) running Invercargill in 23:04.
  13. Henry Palentinos (VW50-54) running East End in 23:53.
  14. Loris Reed (VW75-79) running Tauranga in 26:06.
  15. Elizabeth Dainty (VW65-69) running Porirua in 27:57.
  16. Christine Munro (VW70-74) running Hobsonville Point in 28:23 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 32:31.

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

  1. Darian Sorouri (SM25-29) running Anderson in 15:28 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Henry Mcmecking (SM18-19) running Hagley in 16:02 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Anthony Jackson (VM35-39) running Trentham Memorial in 16:50.
  4. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:51.
  5. Liam Chesney (SM20-24) running Dunedin in 16:55.
  6. Steve Morrow (VM45-49) running Gisborne in 17:15.
  7. Ben Winder (VM40-44) running Hobsonville Point in 17:25 setting himself a new PB for the first time.
  8. Callum Hawkins (JM15-17) running Gisborne in 17:29.
  9. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:44.
  10. Jacob Lean (JM11-14) running Palmerston North in 17:45 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 18:41.
  12. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Puarenga in 19:06.
  13. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Porirua in 19:11.
  14. Ian Ross (VM65-69) running Hamilton Lake in 21:06 setting himself a new PB.
  15. Paul Berry (VM70-74) running Hobsonville Point in 23:24 setting himself a new PB.
  16. Wahren Hensley (VM75-79) running Hagley in 25:31 setting himself a new PB.
  17. John Gordon (VM80-84) running Hagley in 35:06.
  18. Peter Hanson (VM85-89) running Porirua in 42:34.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 57:36.

Record Breakers

There were 19 age category records broken this week:

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

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