parkrun NZ Stats 08/10/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4253 (+1496) parkrunners and 482 (+2) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

379 (+72) people got their parkrun barcode this week

313 (+175) ran their first parkrun this week

537 (+245) achieved personal bests this week

26 (-11) volunteered for the first time

57 (+47) new age category records were set (including 29 at Broad Park)

10 (+8) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:12.

There were four new course records this week. The inaugural course records at Broad Park were set by Fleur Pawsey (20:15) and Tom Galloway (17:36).

Meanwhiles, Rebekah Greene ran 18:42 at Dunedin, Oska Baynes ran 14:53 at Taupo.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 53:01, 100.01% in the VM95-99 age group.


12 parkrunners joined the J10 club

32 parkrunners joined the 25 club

18 parkrunners joined the 50 club

6 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Emily Arrowsmith, Aria Ferguson, and Keri Longman.

* 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: Cornwall Park (216), Broad Park (239), Hagley (341).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Hamilton Park (27), Ōtaki River (24), Balcutha (20).

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

31 parkruns had higher attendance

6 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hobsonville Point, with a change of 105.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was East End with a change of 247%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Dunedin with a change of -46.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of -31%.

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (51), Hamilton Lake (31), Whangarei (31), Hobsonville Point (26) and Palmerston North (26).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whakatane Gardens (16 or 37%), Hamilton Park (6 or 22%), Russell Park (7 or 22%), Trentham Memorial (13 or 22%) and Otaki River (5 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (45), Cornwall (35), Queenstown (30), Tauranga (27) and Barry Curtis (23).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (30 or 43%), Hamilton Park (11 or 41%), Lake2Lake Trail (16 or 40%), Whakatane Gardens (14 or 33%) and Blenheim (14 or 32%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Rebekah Greene (SW25-29) running Dunedin in 18:42 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Megan Foster (SW18-19) running Hagley in 18:43 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running University of Waikato in 18:56 for the first time.
  4. Casey Mante (VW35-39) running East End in 19:58 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Helen Kilding (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 20:10.
  6. Naomi Reynolds (SW30-34) running Owairaka in 20:52 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Tanya Keough (VW40-44) running Taupo in 21:02 for the first time.
  8. Sophia Urlich (JW15-17) running Barry Curtis in 21:25.
  9. Sophie Hogan (SW20-24) running Cornwall in 21:41 for the first time.
  10. Christine Adamson (VW65-69) running Western Springs in 22:03.
  11. Wendy Richards (VW50-54) running Foster in 22:04.
  12. Machaela Lawson (JW11-14) running Cambridge NZ in 22:53.
  13. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:48.
  14. Emme Sigurdsson (JW10) running Whanganui Riverbank in 24:58 for the first time.
  15. Judith Stewart (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:51.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 31:57.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 39:07.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 50:55.

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

  1. Oska Baynes (SM30-34) running Taupo in 14:53 for the first time.
  2. Angus Sevier (JM15-17) running Hagley in 15:48 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Toby Batchelor (SM25-29) running Cornwall in 16:14 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Ryan Danby (SM20-24) running Hamilton Lake in 16:16 for the first time.
  5. Brent Godfrey (VM35-39) running Millwater in 16:49.
  6. Troy Harold (VM50-54) running Millwater in 16:53.
  7. William Johnston (SM18-19) running Western Springs in 16:58 for the first time.
  8. Josh Campbell (VM45-49) running Lower Hutt in 17:05.
  9. Dean Ford (VM40-44) running Lower Hutt in 17:13 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Paul Hewitson (VM55-59) running East End in 17:50 for the first time.
  11. Alex Wilson (JM11-14) running Flaxmere in 18:03 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:39.
  13. Roman Thorpe (JM10) running Hagley in 20:07.
  14. Stephen Lindsay (VM65-69) running Anderson in 21:42.
  15. Eric Phimister (VM70-74) running Anderson in 22:28.
  16. John Billing (VM75-79) running East End in 25:13.
  17. Fred Smith (VM80-84) running Millwater in 28:06.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 37:53 setting himself a new PB.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 53:01.

Record Breakers

There were 28 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can read the Top 100 Countryman table here.

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