parkrun NZ Stats 06/08/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for August 6, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 37 parkruns with 2956 (+34) parkrunners and 442 (+22) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

217 (-47) people got their parkrun barcode this week

155 (-27) ran their first parkrun this week

281 (-58) achieved personal bests this week

35 (+10) volunteered for the first time

8 (-4) new age category records were set

2 (-4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:08.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:29, 102.07% in the VW55-59 age group.


4 parkrunners joined the J10 club

16 parkrunners joined the 25 club

16 parkrunners joined the 50 club

9 parkrunners joined the 100 club –

1 parkrunners joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Rosalie Freeman.

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Perry Newburn, Paul Colgrave, Dave Candy, Laken Rowley, Sarah Begbie.

* 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: Millwater (159), Hobsonville Point (165), Hagley (298).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Russell Park (21), Hamilton Park (12), Balclutha (12).

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

15 parkruns had higher attendance

18 parkruns had lower attendance

Hamilton Park and Millwater recorded the same attendance as the week before. This is the third week in a row Millwater has recorded 159 finishers.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Barry Curtis, with a change of 42.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Flaxmere with a change of 73%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Puarenga, with a change of -48.

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

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Millwater (25), Hagley (22), Hobsonville Point (20), Owairaka (20) and Dunedin (18).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Anderson (16 or 23%), Sherwood Reserve (13 or 23%), Owairaka (20 or 20%), Hamilton Park (2 or 17%) and Millwater (25 or 16%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (27), Queenstown (25), Tauranga (25), Western Springs (21) and Barry Curtis (20).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (25 or 38%), Flaxmere (18 or 35%), Sherwood Reserve (16 or 28%), Western Springs (21 or 23%) and Tauranga (25 or 21%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Karen Donaldson-barron (VW40-44) running Millwater in 17:43 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Pegasus in 17:47.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:29.
  4. Rebecca Ward (VW50-54) running Hobsonville Point in 18:38 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Angela Doig (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 19:31.
  6. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:35 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Helen Kilding (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 19:45 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Denika Clooney (JW11-14) running Whangarei in 20:11.
  9. Holly Harding (SW18-19) running Cornwall in 21:15.
  10. Anna Hickey (SW25-29) running Western Springs in 21:45.
  11. Bela Cameron (JW10) running Hagley in 21:53.
  12. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 22:13.
  13. Sophie Lapointe (JW15-17) running Gisborne in 22:38.
  14. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 24:13.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:49.
  16. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 38:17.
  17. Margaret Stuart (VW80-84) running Palmerston North in 42:59.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 50:06 setting herself a new PB.

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

  1. Mark Searle (SM30-34) running Palmerston North in 16:59 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Tram O’callaghan (JM15-17) running Hagley in 17:10 setting himself a new PB.
  3. John Newsom (VM45-49) running Hagley in 17:17.
  4. Ben Winder (VM40-44) running Whangarei in 17:31.
  5. Daniel Shaw (VM35-39) running Millwater in 17:42.
  6. Mark Boyce (VM35-39) running Millwater in 17:42.
  7. Troy Harold (VM50-54) running Millwater in 17:43.
  8. Hayden Zervos (SM20-24) running Hagley in 18:13.
  9. Jayden Austin (SM25-29) running Anderson in 18:29 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Brent Cameron (JM11-14) running Hagley in 18:41 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Cameron Bonar (SM18-19) running Hagley in 19:12.
  12. Erik Monasterio (VM55-59) running Hagley in 19:37.
  13. Dave Scott (VM60-64) running Palmerston North in 20:07.
  14. Thomas Rankin (JM10) running Hagley in 21:24.
  15. Steve Fairley (VM65-69) running Millwater in 21:49.
  16. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 23:53.
  17. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 26:02.
  18. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 28:49.
  19. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:19.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 58:11.

Record Breakers

There were 6 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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