parkrun NZ stats 08/01/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for January 8, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 27 (plus three on last week) parkruns, with 2664 (+843) parkrunners and 320 (+58) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

241 (+122) people got their parkrun barcode this week

158 (+56) ran their first parkrun this week

306 (+152) achieved personal bests this week

19 (+4) volunteered for the first time

27 (-15) new age category records were set (19 at the new Ōtaki River parkrun)

5 (-2) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 31:01.

There were three new course records this week: Thomas Strawbridge (15:35 at Trentham Memorial), Carolyn Marshall (22:23 at Ōtaki River) and Josh Jordan (17:44 at Ōtaki River).

The top age graded runner was Christine Adamson at Western Springs with a time of 22:16, 92.44% in the VW65-69 age group.


2 parkrunners joined the J10 club

20 parkrunners joined the 25 club

11 parkrunners joined the 50 club

6 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Joshua Jones, Greg Hill, Liston Meintjes, Glenn Hodgson, Laura Hilton, and Helen Knight.

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Gina Foster and Donna Clearwater.

9 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Cameron Apperley (Anderson), Owen Poelijoe (Cornwall Park), Lisa McCready (East End), Alison Moorcroft, Frank Erceg (Gisborne), Ellan Young (Lower Hutt), Peter MacKenzie (Palmerston North), Michaela Nolan (Pegasus) and Lauren Rowe (University of Waikato).

Denise Poelijoe (Cornwall Park) joined the V250 club*.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton Lake (172), Lower Hutt (206), Hagley (301).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Cambridge (43), Whanganui Riverbank (36), Blenheim (32).

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

20 parkruns had higher attendance

3 parkruns had lower attendance

Blenheim recorded the same as the previous week with 32.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley, with a change of 90.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Flaxmere with a change of 161%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Ōtaki River with a change of -24.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Ōtaki River with a change of -22%.

NZ Anniversaries



Barry Curtis, Dunedin, Foster, Kapiti Coast, Sherwood Reserve, University of Waikato, Wanaka, Whangarei

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Otaki River (29), Hagley (27), Cornwall (19), Lower Hutt (18) and Hobsonville Point (17).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (29 or 33%), Balclutha (10 or 20%), Owairaka (13 or 18%), East End (11 or 16%) and Blenheim (5 or 16%).

The most first timers were at Otaki River (52), Hagley (40), Hamilton Lake (23), Owairaka (20) and Cornwall (19).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Otaki River (52 or 60%), Owairaka (20 or 28%), Queenstown (16 or 26%), East End (18 or 26%) and Whanganui Riverbank (7 or 19%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (SW30-34) running Hagley in 17:20.
  2. Miriam Clark (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:00 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Karen Donaldson-barron (VW35-39) running Millwater in 19:26.
  4. Kate Burridge (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:33.
  5. Anna Hickey (SW25-29) running Western Springs in 21:04.
  6. Angela Hawkes (VW45-49) running Owairaka in 21:06.
  7. Haven Drinnan (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:42.
  8. Suzanne Mackie (VW55-59) running Hagley in 21:49.
  9. Anja Crombie (JW15-17) running Tauranga in 21:51 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Christine Adamson (VW65-69) running Western Springs in 22:16.
  11. Carol Cooper (VW50-54) running Cornwall in 22:23.
  12. Ava Gatie (JW11-14) running Cornwall in 23:02.
  13. Brooke Martin (JW10) running Porirua in 23:25 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Jo Speary (VW60-64) running Palmerston North in 24:20.
  15. Loris Reed (VW70-74) running Tauranga in 26:35.
  16. Pauline Lane (VW75-79) running Hagley in 38:56.

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

  1. Corban Straker (SM18-19) running Hagley in 15:29 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Thomas Strawbridge (SM20-24) running Trentham Memorial in 15:35 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Hassan Mccall (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:38 setting himself a new PB.
  4. James Conwell (VM40-44) running Palmerston North in 17:00 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Julian Ng (VM45-49) running Owairaka in 17:14 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:31.
  7. Andrew Rutherdale (SM30-34) running Lower Hutt in 17:33.
  8. David Brown (VM35-39) running Tauranga in 17:38.
  9. Samuel Hughes (SM25-29) running Hagley in 17:58 for the first time.
  10. Wiremu Nicole (JM11-14) running Millwater in 19:03 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Puarenga in 19:11.
  12. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Porirua in 19:39.
  13. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 19:39.
  14. Trevor Ashe (VM65-69) running Tauranga in 22:16 setting himself a new PB.
  15. Lloyd Millar (VM70-74) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:43.
  16. Roger Robinson (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 26:53.
  17. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 28:23.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:14.
New age category records

Top 100 countrymen is based on the most events table, which shows parkrunners who have run at 15 or most New Zealand events.

*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.

One reply on “parkrun NZ stats 08/01/2022”

Great to see Otaki up and running at last, it’s been a long time in the making. What’s happened with Hamilton Park (Gore) and Russell (Waipukerau) since the restart? Not seen any mention of either recently. Currently out of the country with rubbish internet, so hard to keep up with things!

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