parkrun NZ stats 10/07/2021

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for July 10, 2021

In New Zealand there were 34 parkruns, with 3135 (-265) parkrunners and 397 (-2) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

203 (-46) people got their parkrun barcode this week

132 (-39) ran their first parkrun this week

352 (-19) achieved personal bests this week

36 (+10) volunteered for the first time

29 (-14) new age category records were set

5 (-9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand increased by one second to 31:00.

There were two new course records this week: Freya Prentice (19:27 at Owairaka) and David Brown (17:43 at Sherwood Reserve).

The top age graded runner was Margie Peat at Cornwall Park with a time of 21:45, 94.64% in the VW65-69 age group.


13 parkrunners joined the 50 club

10 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Sandy Mcintyre, Hugh ConlyDave Kennedy, Lynette Joy, Justine ElkinsJohn KerrisonAngela Paterson, Amanda Thompson, Sarah Watts and Charlie Land

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Adrian Hardy (Lower Hutt) and Claire Taylor (Millwater).

3 parkrunners achieved their V25 milestone – Debbie Telfer, John Kerrison and Maureen McMillan.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Lower Hutt (163), Cornwall Park (226), Hagley (259).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Whanganui Riverbank (30), Blenheim (27), Balclutha (20). 

There were no new attendance records.

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

14 parkruns had higher attendance

19 parkruns had lower attendance than last week

Dunedin had the same as last week with 129 finishers.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hobsonville Point, with a change of 41.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Wanaka with a change of 50%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Sherwood Reserve with a change of -134.

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

NZ Anniversaries

Blenheim 5



Personal Bests

The most PBs were at Sherwood Reserve (34), Cornwall (33), Hobsonville Point (19), Hagley (18) and Whangarei (16).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whanganui Riverbank (8 or 27%), Sherwood Reserve (34 or 26%), Flaxmere (7 or 19%), Foster (13 or 19%) and Greytown Woodside Trail (6 or 16%).

The fastest among us

The 17 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Charli Miller (SW18-19) running University of Waikato in 18:06 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Ana Sidwell (JW15-17) running Porirua in 19:07.
  3. Pip Meo (VW35-39) running Western Springs in 19:17.
  4. Freyja Prentice (SW30-34) running Owairaka in 19:27 for the first time.
  5. Angela Waters (SW25-29) running Queenstown in 19:36 for the first time.
  6. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:16.
  7. Meg Mckay (SW20-24) running Dunedin in 20:47 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Victoria Humphries (VW55-59) running Cornwall in 20:51 for the first time.
  9. Letizia Hay (JW11-14) running Hamilton Lake in 21:17 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Cath Braddock (VW45-49) running Kapiti Coast in 21:37.
  11. Angela Clark (VW50-54) running Porirua in 21:41 setting herself a new PB.
  12. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:45.
  13. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 23:49 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 26:38.
  15. Kate Balmer (JW10) running Tauranga in 27:12 setting herself a new PB.
  16. Anna Reid (VW75-79) running Hagley in 32:58.
  17. Joan Cheadle (VW80-84) running Cornwall in 46:25 setting herself a new PB.

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

  1. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Lower Hutt in 16:07 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Brian Garmonsway (VM40-44) running Trentham Memorial in 16:25 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Jonah Smith (SM25-29) running Taupo in 16:30 for the first time.
  4. Chey Dearing (VM45-49) running Anderson in 17:10 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Walter Somerville (SM30-34) running Lower Hutt in 17:13.
  6. Anthony Jackson (VM35-39) running Trentham Memorial in 17:16.
  7. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:27.
  8. Alfie Steedman (JM11-14) running Millwater in 17:35 for the first time.
  9. Hamish Murphy (SM18-19) running Millwater in 17:44 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Sean Wills (SM20-24) running Gisborne in 18:07.
  11. Bruce Edwards (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 18:52.
  12. Archie Felton (JM10) running Millwater in 18:58 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Rudy Baptist (VM60-64) running Cornwall in 19:42.
  14. Dawei Guo (VM65-69) running Hobsonville Point in 21:15 setting himself a new PB.
  15. Paul Elliott (VM70-74) running Cornwall in 25:01.
  16. John Billing (VM70-74) running East End in 25:01.
  17. Geoff Rashbrooke (VM75-79) running Lower Hutt in 28:18.
  18. David Hamilton (VM80-84) running Owairaka in 31:49 for the first time.
  19. Ray Turner (VM85-89) running Cornwall in 39:48.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:52.
New age category records

Kudos to the vollies

A shout out to our top 100 countrymen who chose to volunteer this weekend: Martin and Andrew at Lower Hutt , Nneka at Anderson , Liz , Dan and Allan at Trentham Memorial , Andrew , Scott and Martin at Sherwood Reserve , Matthew at North Shore , Elise , Peet and Laurie at Millwater , Grant at Barry Curtis , Fiona at KM Reedy Reserve , Hilary at Owairaka , and Suzy at Foster

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 available other than what is in these stats.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view the top 100 countrymen table here.

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