parkrun NZ Stats 10/09/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for September 10, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 39 parkruns with 3569 (-175) parkrunners and 440 (-19) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

328 (-78) people got their parkrun barcode this week

227 (-62) ran their first parkrun this week

549 (+121) achieved personal bests this week

38 (-2) volunteered for the first time

37 (-5) new age category records were set

8 (-2) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:10.

There were two new course records this week. Matt Parsonage with 16:59 and Winona Lee with 21:42, both at Whakatāne Gardens.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 53:41, 99.75% in the VM95-99 age group.


9 parkrunners joined the J10 club

22 parkrunners joined the 25 club

15 parkrunners joined the 50 club

9 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Man Yu, Jill Grogan and John Kent.

Linda Barker achieved her V50 milestone at Hobsonville Point parkrun.

* 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 (203), Lower Hutt (208), Hagley (403).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Puarenga (25), Gisborne (24), Ōtaki River (22).

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

20 parkruns had higher attendance

19 parkruns had lower attendance

Whanganui Riverbank recorded the same attendance as the week prior.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt, with a change of 104.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Lower Hutt with a change of 100%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Tauranga with a change of -115.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Tauranga with a change of -72%

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (70), Owairaka (33), Hobsonville Point (28), Cornwall (27) and Palmerston North (26).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Lake2Lake Trail (21 or 38%), University of Waikato (13 or 36%), Sherwood Reserve (15 or 31%), Owairaka (33 or 26%) and Tauranga (10 or 23%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (46), Whakatane Gardens (43), Dunedin (25), Lower Hutt (23) and Foster (20).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Whakatane Gardens (43 or 70%), Lake2Lake Trail (18 or 32%), Balclutha (9 or 31%), Queenstown (16 or 28%) and Wanaka (10 or 23%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Foster in 17:31.
  2. Lahana Reeves (SW20-24) running Foster in 18:38 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Annie Radecki (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:30 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Bela Cameron (JW10) running Hagley in 19:43 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Stephanie Beech (SW30-34) running Hagley in 20:37.
  6. Joanne Wainwright (VW45-49) running Millwater in 20:55 for the first time.
  7. Lily James (JW15-17) running University of Waikato in 21:01 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Naomi Bondarenko (SW25-29) running Queenstown in 21:19 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Haven Drinnan (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:39.
  10. Wendy Richards (VW50-54) running Foster in 21:50 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Noreen Crombie (VW55-59) running Taupo in 22:12.
  12. Beth Wilhelm (JW11-14) running Pegasus in 22:16 setting herself a new PB.
  13. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 23:28.
  14. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 25:48.
  15. Raewyn Richmond (VW65-69) running Hamilton Lake in 27:32.
  16. Elizabeth Dainty (VW65-69) running Porirua in 27:32.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 32:02.
  18. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 36:17.

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

  1. Corban Straker (SM20-24) running Hagley in 15:30.
  2. Mark Macdermot (SM25-29) running Cornwall in 16:43 for the first time.
  3. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 16:57.
  4. Matt Parsonage (VM40-44) running Whakatane Gardens in 16:59 for the first time.
  5. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:08.
  6. Tram O’callaghan (JM15-17) running Hagley in 17:09 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Dwayne Collecutt (SM30-34) running Whangarei in 17:23.
  8. Maxwell Panckhurst (VM45-49) running Hagley in 17:51.
  9. Brent Cameron (JM11-14) running Hagley in 18:08 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:34.
  11. Malcolm Cornelius (VM55-59) running Foster in 18:41.
  12. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Porirua in 18:59.
  13. Josef Scott (SM18-19) running Dunedin in 19:32.
  14. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Owairaka in 20:36.
  15. Paul Berry (VM70-74) running Cornwall in 23:33.
  16. Brian Hayes (VM75-79) running Porirua in 23:58.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:12.
  18. Peter Hanson (VM85-89) running Porirua in 41:01.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 53:41.

Record Breakers

There were 33 age category records broken this week:

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

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