parkrun NZ Stats 13/08/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for August 13, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 37 parkruns with 3195 (+239) parkrunners and 446 (+4) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

260 (+43) people got their parkrun barcode this week

204 (+49) ran their first parkrun this week

345 (+64) achieved personal bests this week

21 (+14) volunteered for the first time

9 (+1) new age category records were set

8 (+6) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:08.

There were three new course records this week. Holly Manning (17:45) and Karsen Vesty (15:12) at Anderson parkrun and Damien Lardner (15:56) at Ōtaki River parkrun.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:35, 101.52% in the VW55-59 age group.


5 parkrunners joined the J10 club

21 parkrunners joined the 25 club

16 parkrunners joined the 50 club

7 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

Congratulations to the 3 parkrunners who joined the 250 club:

9 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Joanne Quinn, Liz Myles, Jackie McGeorge, Sandra Glenday, John Stuart, Maxine Bennett, Tina Anderson, Max Smith, Michelle Lewry.

Colin Boyd achieved his v50 milestone at Lower Hutt.

* 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 (181), Hamilton Lake (198), Hagley (272).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Russell Park (29), Hamilton Park (27), Balclutha (11).

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

23 parkruns had higher attendance

14 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hamilton Lake, with a change of 56.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of 125%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Flaxmere and Pegasus, each with a change of -21.5.

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

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (37), Hobsonville Point (19), Millwater (18), Dunedin (17) and Western Springs (17).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (9 or 28%), Sherwood Reserve (16 or 25%), Western Springs (17 or 22%), University of Waikato (6 or 17%) and Whanganui Riverbank (7 or 16%).

The most first timers were at Cornwall (30), Queenstown (26), Palmerston North (23), Hagley (20) and Hamilton Lake (19).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Hamilton Park (12 or 44%), Queenstown (26 or 32%), University of Waikato (11 or 31%), Wanaka (12 or 27%) and Russell Park (7 or 24%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Holly Manning (SW25-29) running Anderson in 17:45 for the first time.
  2. Amy Mchardy (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:27.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:35.
  4. Lisa Brignull (VW45-49) running Hagley in 19:37.
  5. Harriet Kingston (SW30-34) running East End in 19:37 for the first time.
  6. Brynne Gordon (JW11-14) running Hagley in 19:42 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:44.
  8. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:08.
  9. Emma Mackie (VW35-39) running Millwater in 20:19 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Michele Dean (VW50-54) running Barry Curtis in 20:55 for the first time.
  11. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:48.
  12. Winona Lee (SW18-19) running Sherwood Reserve in 22:11 setting herself a new PB.
  13. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 24:02.
  14. Kiana Wealleans (JW10) running Trentham Memorial in 24:33 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Margaret Flanagan (VW70-74) running Hagley in 25:48.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 33:20.
  17. Pauline Lane (VW75-79) running Hagley in 38:29.

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

  1. Karsen Vesty (SM18-19) running Anderson in 15:12 for the first time.
  2. Daniel C. Sinclair (JM15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 15:49 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Damien Lardner (SM25-29) running Otaki River in 15:56 for the first time.
  4. Robert Van Deursen (SM20-24) running Barry Curtis in 16:37.
  5. Dwayne Collecutt (SM30-34) running Whangarei in 16:58 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Mason Willis (VM35-39) running Puarenga in 17:17 for the first time.
  7. David Brown (VM40-44) running Barry Curtis in 18:31.
  8. Gary Philpott (VM50-54) running Trentham Memorial in 18:38 for the first time.
  9. Maxwell Panckhurst (VM45-49) running Hagley in 18:55.
  10. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Porirua in 19:15.
  11. Flynn Ritossa (JM11-14) running Queenstown in 19:17 for the first time.
  12. David Hood (VM60-64) running Trentham Memorial in 21:38.
  13. Stephen Lindsay (VM65-69) running Anderson in 21:48.
  14. Ezra Sullivan (JM10) running Queenstown in 23:17 for the first time.
  15. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:02.
  16. Keith Henderson (VM70-74) running Russell Park in 25:08.
  17. Fred Smith (VM80-84) running Millwater in 30:47.
  18. Garth Barfoot (VM85-89) running Sherwood Reserve in 47:04.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 57:45.

Record Breakers

There were 9 age category records broken this week:

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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