parkrun NZ Stats 10/12/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 39 parkruns with 3394 (-799) parkrunners and 478 (-9) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

204 (-50) people got their parkrun barcode this week

144 (-62) ran their first parkrun this week

333 (-210) achieved personal bests this week

30 (-9) volunteered for the first time

43 (+23) new age category records were set, of these 29 were at the new Ara Harakeke parkrun.

5 (-11) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:17.

There were two new course records this week. Hannah Oldroyd ran 18:15 at Broad Park, Alex Witt ran 15:27 at Pegasus.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:38, 101.15% in the VW55-59 age group.


8 parkrunners joined the J10 club

26 parkrunners joined the 25 club

14 parkrunners joined the 50 club

11 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Ara Harakeke: Anna Coffin
  • Dunedin: Kathy Mckendry, Cindy Gatenby
  • Flaxmere: Mamie Agnes Mclean
  • Foster: Shane Davin
  • Lower Hutt: Glen Warner
  • Millwater: Sonia Gordge
  • Palmerston North: Traci Booth
  • Pegasus: Tim Heaver
  • Queenstown: Seamus Costello, Sarah Hodgkinson

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club:

  • Broad Park: Brian Tyro
  • Hobsonville Point: Elizabeth Latzelsperger

8 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Samantha Simpson, Dayle Robinson, Tony Fallon, May Evans, Jocelyn Fountain, Mark Coffey, David Cushing, and Andrew Hilton.

Colin Smith achieved his V50 milestone at Whangarei.

* 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 (158), Owairaka (164), Hagley (351).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha (23), Ōtaki River (20), Hamilton Park (19).

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

12 parkruns had higher attendance

26 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Owairaka, with a change of 44.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Owairaka with a change of 37%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt with a change of -75.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Cambridge NZ with a change of -58%.

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