parkrun NZ Stats 12/02/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for February 12, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 12 parkruns, with 576 (+85) parkrunners and 120 (+21) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

106 (+6) people got their parkrun barcode this week

51 (+19) ran their first parkrun this week

57 (-) achieved personal bests this week

10 (+4) volunteered for the first time

23 (+20) new age category records were set (including 20 at Hamilton Park parkrun)

1 (-) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 31:02.

There were two new course records this week: Tracey Ross (24:47) and Ben Taylor (17:09) set the course records at the new Hamilton Park parkrun.

The top age graded runner was Louise Brabyn at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:25, 84.16% in the JW15-17 age group.


2 parkrunners joined the J10 club

5 parkrunners joined the 25 club

5 parkrunners joined the 50 club

0 parkrunners joined the 100 club

0 parkrunnera joined the 250 club

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Jamie Miles, Hudson Banks, Iain Banks,


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton Park (56), Greytown Woodside Trail (60), Gisborne (68).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha, Queenstown, Taupō (all 40), Flaxmere (34).

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

5 parkruns had higher attendance

5 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Blenheim, with a change of 35.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Blenheim with a change of 175%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Taupō with a change of -27.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Taupō with a change of -40%.

NZ Anniversaries

Whangarei (6)

Invercargill (4)


Anderson, Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Cornwall, Dunedin, Foster, Hagley, Hamilton Lake, Hobsonville Point, Invercargill, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Millwater, Ōtaki River, Owairaka, Palmerston North, Pegasus, Porirua, Sherwood Reserve, Tauranga, Trentham Memorial, University of Waikato, Western Springs and Whangarei.

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Whanganui Riverbank (9), Greytown Woodside Trail (8), Balclutha (7), Queenstown (6) and East End (5).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whanganui Riverbank (9 or 21%), Balclutha (7 or 18%), Queenstown (6 or 15%), Greytown Woodside Trail (8 or 13%) and Wanaka (5 or 11%).

The most first timers were at Greytown Woodside Trail (10), Gisborne (10), Queenstown (9), Flaxmere (7) and East End (7).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (9 or 22%), Flaxmere (7 or 21%), Greytown Woodside Trail (10 or 17%), Whanganui Riverbank (7 or 16%) and Gisborne (10 or 15%).

The fastest among us

The 15 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Louise Brabyn (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:25 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Jane Rotonda (SW30-34) running Taupo in 19:31 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Georgia Cahill (SW25-29) running Taupo in 21:46 for the first time.
  4. Kelly Sutherland (VW35-39) running East End in 21:51.
  5. Noreen Crombie (VW55-59) running Puarenga in 22:51.
  6. Lauren Hansen (SW20-24) running Gisborne in 22:55 for the first time.
  7. Leah Kilmister (JW11-14) running Taupo in 23:04 for the first time.
  8. Emily Every (VW40-44) running Taupo in 23:45.
  9. Wendy Hawkes (VW45-49) running Queenstown in 23:57.
  10. Alice Emmerson (VW60-64) running Queenstown in 24:33 for the first time.
  11. Helen Shanley (VW50-54) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 25:20 for the first time.
  12. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 27:44.
  13. Lexus Hunter (JW10) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 27:59.
  14. Mignon Stevenson (VW65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 28:25.
  15. Noeline Munro (VW75-79) running Wanaka in 41:49.

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

  1. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:23 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Seamus Kelly (SM20-24) running East End in 17:06 for the first time.
  3. Laurie Watson (SM18-19) running Wanaka in 18:07.
  4. Heath Lash (JM15-17) running Puarenga in 18:42 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Brendon Keenan (VM45-49) running Puarenga in 18:44.
  6. Carl Robb (VM40-44) running East End in 19:02.
  7. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 19:26.
  8. Doug Moore (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 19:37.
  9. Mark Watson (VM50-54) running Wanaka in 19:56 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Geoffrey Anderson (VM65-69) running Blenheim in 20:38.
  11. David Sharp (VM60-64) running Balclutha in 21:19.
  12. Ryan Lister (JM11-14) running Whanganui Riverbank in 21:26 for the first time.
  13. Dylan Yee (SM25-29) running Queenstown in 22:18 for the first time.
  14. Archie Bray (JM10) running Blenheim in 22:38 setting himself a new PB.
  15. John Billing (VM70-74) running East End in 26:01.
  16. Michael John Leary (VM75-79) running Flaxmere in 33:48.
  17. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 40:57.
New age category records

*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.

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