parkrun NZ Stats 06/05/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for May 6, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4569 (-810) parkrunners and 536 (-28) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

417 (-21) people got their parkrun barcode this week

276 (-61) ran their first parkrun this week

556 (-363) achieved personal bests this week

17 (-4) new age category records were set

13 (+7) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:30.

There was one new course record this week. Amanda Waldron ran 18:07 at Flaxmere.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 55:39, 108.21% in the VM95-99 age group.


14 parkrunners joined the 50 club

10 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

4 parkrunners joined the 250 club

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Jo Zervos, Kristopher Bass, Marion Morch, Mike Bain and Andrew Voss.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know either in the comments below or email runswithabarcode@gmail.com.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton Lake (204), Cornwall Park (284), Hagley (514).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Blenheim (24), Ōtaki River (23), Hamilton Park (14).

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

13 parkruns had higher attendance

27 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Whangarei, with a change of 51.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of 61%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Palmerston North with a change of -110.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Blenheim with a change of -64%.

Attendance Records


NZ Anniversaries

Lower Hutt (11)

Balclutha (5)


Puarenga (venue unavailable)

PBs & First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (57), Broad Park (29), Owairaka (28), Millwater (25) and Dunedin (24).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Broad Park (29 or 22%), Hamilton Park (3 or 21%), Cambridge NZ (12 or 19%), Waitangi (21 or 19%) and Foster (22 or 18%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (64), Cornwall (44), Waitangi (40), Broad Park (33) and Owairaka (27).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Waitangi (40 or 36%), Queenstown (27 or 31%), Lake2Lake Trail (9 or 26%), Broad Park (33 or 25%) and Wanaka (12 or 19%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Foster in 17:26.
  2. Amanda Waldron (SW25-29) running Flaxmere in 18:07 for the first time.
  3. Jessie Speedy (SW20-24) running Hamilton Lake in 19:30.
  4. Sophie Whelan (SW30-34) running Waitangi in 20:00 for the first time.
  5. Louise Brabyn (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 20:05.
  6. Gilly Davy (VW40-44) running Hobsonville Point in 21:11.
  7. Bree Monaghan (SW18-19) running Hobsonville Point in 21:34.
  8. Samantha Bradley (VW50-54) running Taupo in 21:48.
  9. Sonja Copeland (JW11-14) running Tauranga in 21:50 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Gretchen Bourdillon (VW45-49) running Barry Curtis in 21:56.
  11. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 22:18.
  12. Sue Sedon (VW60-64) running Western Springs in 23:50.
  13. Sian Dawson (VW55-59) running Western Springs in 24:00.
  14. Lola-Rose Bradley (JW10) running Taupo in 25:13 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Judith Stewart (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:30.
  16. Kathrine Switzer (VW75-79) running Waitangi in 29:43 setting herself a new PB.
  17. Diana Kittow (VW80-84) running Russell Park in 32:08 setting herself a new PB.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 51:32.

The 20 fastest males in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 15:48.
  2. Gus Marfell (SM18-19) running Blenheim in 16:12.
  3. Matthew Hobbs (SM30-34) running Hagley in 16:20.
  4. Daniel C. Sinclair (JM15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 16:34.
  5. Blake Weston (SM25-29) running Hagley in 16:48 for the first time.
  6. Seb On (SM20-24) running Hagley in 17:15.
  7. Daniel Coates (VM50-54) running Owairaka in 17:37.
  8. Graeme Buscke (VM40-44) running Anderson in 17:44.
  9. Nikko Kelly (JM11-14) running Owairaka in 18:20.
  10. James Fisher (VM45-49) running Western Springs in 18:40.
  11. Kuni Watanabe (VM55-59) running Western Springs in 19:51.
  12. Garry Butler (VM60-64) running Hagley in 20:22 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Jacob Radcliffe (JM10) running Broad Park in 21:35 for the first time.
  14. Bill Revell (VM65-69) running Anderson in 22:21 for the first time.
  15. Peter Cunningham (VM70-74) running Whanganui Riverbank in 24:13.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:55.
  17. Roger Robinson (VM80-84) running Waitangi in 27:15.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 36:59.
  19. Mike Batchelor (SM—) running Whangarei in 40:27.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 55:39.

Record breakers

There were 15 age category records broken this week:

Top 100 Countrymen can be viewed here.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats.

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