parkrun NZ Stats 07/01/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for January 7, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4722 (-31) parkrunners and 513 volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

586 (-128) people got their parkrun barcode this week

324 (-66) ran their first parkrun this week

380 (-282) achieved personal bests this week

29 (-1) volunteered for the first time

19 (-14) new age category records were set.

20 (+5) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:20.

There were two new course records this week. Ana Sidwell (20:33 at Ara Harakeke) and Sally Gibbs (19:26 at Sherwood Reserve).

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 53:25, 100.25% in the VM95-99 age group.


8 parkrunners joined the 50 club

11 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club:

1 parkrunner joined the 500 club:

0 parkrunners joined the V25 club

Tim Robbins achieved his v100.

* 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 (223), Lower Hutt (247), Hagley (266).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (34), Balclutha (17), Hamilton Park (16).

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

20 parkruns had higher attendance

19 parkruns had lower attendance

Barry Curtis had the same as the week prior with 137.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hobsonville Point, with a change of 68.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hobsonville Point with a change of 58%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -64.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of -75%.

Attendance Records

Two parkruns set new attendance records:

Taupo (161, up from 146)

Wanaka (156, up from 144)

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Lower Hutt (32), Queenstown (23), Hagley (20), Millwater (18) and Palmerston North (18).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Hamilton Park (3 or 19%), Otaki River (6 or 18%), Ara Harakeke (14 or 15%), Broad Park (8 or 14%) and Lower Hutt (32 or 13%).

The most first timers were at Queenstown (98), Wanaka (63), Taupo (59), Western Springs (51) and Hagley (43).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Lake2Lake Trail (29 or 53%), Queenstown (98 or 49%), Wanaka (63 or 40%), Blenheim (17 or 40%) and Hamilton Park (6 or 38%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Pegasus in 17:19.
  2. Bella Earl (JW15-17) running Whangarei in 18:57.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Sherwood Reserve in 19:26 for the first time.
  4. Karen Donaldson-barron (VW40-44) running Millwater in 19:40.
  5. Leila Alexander (JW11-14) running Pegasus in 19:50.
  6. Angela Doig (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 19:56.
  7. Jennifer Duncan (SW25-29) running Lower Hutt in 19:57 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Maisie Wilmer (SW18-19) running Tauranga in 20:02 for the first time.
  9. Klaartje Van Schie (VW45-49) running Lake2Lake Trail in 20:46 for the first time.
  10. Michellie Gourlay (SW20-24) running Hobsonville Point in 20:59 for the first time.
  11. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:48.
  12. Samantha Bradley (VW50-54) running Taupo in 21:53.
  13. Grace Lyttle (JW10) running Whanganui Riverbank in 23:16 for the first time.
  14. Penelope Jane Barber (VW60-64) running Tauranga in 23:38.
  15. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 28:23.
  16. Julie Gilbert (VW75-79) running Palmerston North in 36:59.
  17. Margaret Garrett (VW80-84) running Kapiti Coast in 41:42 setting herself a new PB.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 52:47.

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

  1. Eli Baker (SM20-24) running Queenstown in 15:43 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:07.
  3. Giles Witt (SM18-19) running Hagley in 16:33 for the first time.
  4. William O’connor (SM30-34) running Millwater in 16:36.
  5. Jonas Lehmann (SM25-29) running Lower Hutt in 16:41.
  6. Brian Garmonsway (VM40-44) running Trentham Memorial in 16:44.
  7. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 16:52.
  8. Aj Cornwall (VM45-49) running Palmerston North in 17:37.
  9. Michael Pugh (VM50-54) running Wanaka in 18:01.
  10. Jack Gregory (JM11-14) running Kapiti Coast in 18:41 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Trentham Memorial in 19:24.
  12. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 19:25.
  13. Paul Ritchie (VM65-69) running Taupo in 21:19.
  14. Andrew Thurston (JM10) running Lower Hutt in 21:28 for the first time.
  15. Kevin Rolls (VM70-74) running Palmerston North in 22:46.
  16. Les Rootsey (VM75-79) running Hagley in 24:31.
  17. Roger Robinson (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 25:42 setting himself a new PB.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 36:01.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 53:25.

Record breakers

There were 18 age category records broken this week:

Click here for the top 100 New Zealand Countryman.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

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