parkrun NZ Stats 05/02/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for February 5, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 10 parkruns, with 491 (-29) parkrunners and 99 (+5) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

100 (-58) people got their parkrun barcode this week

32 (+8) ran their first parkrun this week

57 (-11) achieved personal bests this week

6 (+3) volunteered for the first time

3 (-) new age category records were set.

1 (-2) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 31:02.

There were two new course records this week: Eva Goodisson (18:08 at Flaxmere) and Nicole Van Der Kaay (17:11 at Taupō)

The top age graded runner was Julie Wilson at Queenstown with a time of 23:31, 86.18% in the VW60-64 age group.


1 parkrunner joined the J10 club

2 parkrunners joined the 25 club

0 parkrunners joined the 50 club

2 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Toby Deverson, Caroline Grimmer

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Maria Jessa De Asis

0 parkrunners joined the V25 club


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Queenstown (64), Taupō (67), East End (71).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha (37), Whanganui Riverbank (33), Blenheim (20).

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

3 parkruns had higher attendance

5 parkruns had lower attendance

Wanaka and Gisborne recorded the same as the previous week with 49 and 60 respectively.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Queenstown, with a change of 19.

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

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Blenheim with a change of -34.

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

NZ Anniversaries



Anderson, Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Cornwall, Dunedin, Foster, Hagley, Hamilton Lake, Hobsonville Point, Invercargill, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Millwater, Ōtaki River, Owairaka, Palmerston North, Pegasus, Porirua, Puarenga, Sherwood Reserve, Tauranga, Trentham Memorial, University of Waikato, Western Springs and Whangarei.

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Queenstown (10), Wanaka (10), Balclutha (8), East End (8) and Taupo (6).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Balclutha (8 or 22%), Wanaka (10 or 20%), Queenstown (10 or 16%), Whanganui Riverbank (4 or 12%) and East End (8 or 11%).

The most first timers were at East End (16), Taupo (16), Wanaka (9), Whanganui Riverbank (9) and Queenstown (8).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Whanganui Riverbank (9 or 27%), Taupo (16 or 24%), East End (16 or 23%), Wanaka (9 or 18%) and Queenstown (8 or 12%).

The fastest among us

The 16 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Nicole Van Der Kaay (SW25-29) running Taupo in 17:11 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Eva Goodisson (SW20-24) running Flaxmere in 18:08 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Jane Rotonda (SW30-34) running Taupo in 20:06 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Kerry Ash (VW50-54) running Taupo in 21:15 for the first time.
  5. Angela Hawkes (VW45-49) running Queenstown in 21:43 setting herself a new PB.
  6. Tanya Keough (VW35-39) running East End in 21:48.
  7. Julie Wilson (VW60-64) running Queenstown in 23:31.
  8. Zara Mackley (JW15-17) running Queenstown in 23:32 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Paula Dunne (VW40-44) running Whanganui Riverbank in 25:11.
  10. Zoe Van Wijk (SW18-19) running Gisborne in 25:19 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Cassidy Bishop (JW10) running Taupo in 26:47 for the first time.
  12. Vivien Eyers (VW65-69) running Wanaka in 26:51.
  13. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 28:08.
  14. Meredith Johnson (VW55-59) running Flaxmere in 29:14.
  15. Hannah Gilhooly (JW11-14) running Blenheim in 30:52.
  16. Isabel Hutcheon (VW75-79) running Taupo in 50:20.

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

  1. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:50.
  2. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 17:06.
  3. Laurie Watson (SM18-19) running Wanaka in 17:27 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Luke Watts (SM25-29) running Whanganui Riverbank in 17:45.
  5. John Steven (SM20-24) running Wanaka in 18:22 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Ben Youdan (VM40-44) running Flaxmere in 19:27.
  7. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Wanaka in 19:31.
  8. Simon Mcatamney (VM45-49) running Balclutha in 19:50 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Mark Watson (VM50-54) running Wanaka in 20:03.
  10. Wayne Porteous (VM55-59) running Balclutha in 21:01.
  11. Solomon Daff (JM15-17) running Wanaka in 21:03 for the first time.
  12. Noah Wright (JM11-14) running Gisborne in 21:16.
  13. Reid Cumming (JM10) running Gisborne in 22:45.
  14. Alan Nicholls (VM65-69) running Wanaka in 23:52.
  15. John Douglas (VM70-74) running Balclutha in 28:10.
  16. Michael John Leary (VM75-79) running Flaxmere in 32:57.
  17. Chris Horan (VM80-84) running Wanaka in 37:10.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 40:44.
New age category records

*There’s no other volunteer data currently available other than what is in these stats. Other milestones have been notified to Runs With A Barcode.

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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