parkrun NZ Stats 05/03/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 14 parkruns, with 687 (-29) parkrunners and 130 (-4) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

75 (-25) people got their parkrun barcode this week

43 (-23) ran their first parkrun this week

119 (+16) achieved personal bests this week

12 (+3) volunteered for the first time

22 (+8) new age category records were set

5 (+4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand has increased by one second to 31:03.

There were two new course records this week: Kimberley Iversen (19:52 at Hamilton Park) and Adam Clayton (16:06 at Hamilton Park).

The top age graded runner was Steve Morrow at Gisborne with a time of 17:00, 84.71% in the VM45-49 age group.


1 parkrunners joined the J10 club

4 parkrunners joined the 25 club

5 parkrunners joined the 50 club

0 parkrunners joined the 100 club

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Wendy Shanks, Chris Mead and Melissa Mead.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Kapiti Coast (60), Hamilton Park (64), East End (73).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Blenheim (37), Balclutha (34), Ōtaki River (31).

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

8 parkruns had higher attendance

6 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hamilton Park, with a change of 13.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of 25%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Blenheim with a change of -23.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Blenheim with a change of -38%.

Hamilton Park parkrun set a new attendance with 64.

NZ Anniversaries

Cambridge (5)


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

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Hamilton Park (20), Wanaka (16), Whanganui Riverbank (13), Otaki River (10) and Greytown Woodside Trail (9).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Wanaka (16 or 36%), Otaki River (10 or 32%), Hamilton Park (20 or 31%), Whanganui Riverbank (13 or 30%) and Taupo (9 or 17%).

The most first timers were at Hamilton Park (33), Otaki River (10), Taupo (8), Flaxmere (7) and Wanaka (7).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Hamilton Park (33 or 52%), Otaki River (10 or 32%), Flaxmere (7 or 16%), Wanaka (7 or 16%) and Taupo (8 or 15%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Kimberley Iversen (JW15-17) running Hamilton Park in 19:52 for the first time.
  2. Sarah Douglas (VW35-39) running Queenstown in 20:07.
  3. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Kapiti Coast in 21:30.
  4. Claire Ongley (VW45-49) running Kapiti Coast in 21:57.
  5. Sophie Pitt (SW25-29) running Queenstown in 22:43 for the first time.
  6. Tracey Ross (VW40-44) running Hamilton Park in 24:19 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Lauren Turner (SW20-24) running Hamilton Park in 24:40 for the first time.
  8. Jacque Mercieca (VW60-64) running Flaxmere in 24:56 for the first time.
  9. Olivia Fountain (SW30-34) running Kapiti Coast in 25:10.
  10. Isobel Barry (VW50-54) running Queenstown in 25:29.
  11. Mignon Stevenson (VW65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 27:28.
  12. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 28:19.
  13. Lily Gemmill (JW10) running Hamilton Park in 30:16.
  14. Gabby Harrex (SW18-19) running Hamilton Park in 30:17 for the first time.
  15. Emma Jameson (JW11-14) running East End in 38:22.
  16. Sheila Waters (VW80-84) running Blenheim in 47:11.
  17. Isabel Hutcheon (VW75-79) running Taupo in 50:26.

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

  1. Adam Clayton (SM25-29) running Hamilton Park in 16:06 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 16:13 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:51.
  4. Craig Iversen (VM45-49) running Hamilton Park in 16:52 for the first time.
  5. John Steven (SM20-24) running Wanaka in 18:10 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:21 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Dwight Grieve (VM40-44) running Queenstown in 18:41.
  8. Kevin Muir (VM55-59) running Flaxmere in 18:44 for the first time.
  9. Callum Hawkins (JM15-17) running Gisborne in 18:48.
  10. Kaleb Carter (SM18-19) running Kapiti Coast in 20:38.
  11. Isaac Steenson (JM11-14) running East End in 20:40.
  12. Gregory Parker (VM60-64) running Gisborne in 20:52.
  13. Eric Phimister (VM70-74) running Flaxmere in 21:40.
  14. C J Iversen (JM10) running Hamilton Park in 21:55 for the first time.
  15. Allister Leach (VM65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 25:58 for the first time.
  16. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 26:41.
  17. Austin Hutcheon (VM80-84) running Taupo in 47:52.
  18. Neil Holland (VM85-89) running Puarenga in 48:31.
New age category records

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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