parkrun NZ Stats 14/01/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for January 14, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 39 parkruns with 5612 (+890) parkrunners and 539 (+26) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

594 (+8) people got their parkrun barcode this week

494 (+170) ran their first parkrun this week

718 (+338) achieved personal bests this week

49 (+20) volunteered for the first time

44 (+25) new age category records were set.

11 (-9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:21.

There weas one new course record this week. Josh Jordan ran 16:17 at Greytown Woodside Trail.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 56:04, 107.4% in the VM95-99 age group. Colin celebrated his 99th birthday on this day.


11 parkrunners joined the J10 club

39 parkrunners joined the 25 club

15 parkrunners joined the 50 club

9 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Anderson: Janine Hill
  • Barry Curtis: Les Gallagher
  • Cornwall Park: Ken Sutton
  • Foster: Megan Mcdonald
  • Greytown Woodside Trail: Brent Register
  • Hobsonville Point: Ashleigh Wilson
  • Invercargill: Jordan Ashby
  • Kapiti Coast: Lizi Eade
  • Palmerston North: Dave Scott

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club:

  • Cornwall Park : Ruth Holt

2 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Jo Speary and Apii Viti.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know either in the comments below or email runswithabarcode@gmail.com.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Lower Hutt (272), Cornwall Park (332), Hagley (505).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Russell Park (38), Balclutha (36), Hamilton Park (17).

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

29 parkruns had higher attendance

10 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley, with a change of 239.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Broad Park with a change of 151%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Wanaka with a change of -45.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Wanaka with a change of -29%.

Attendance Records

Three parkruns set new attendance records:

Ara Harakeke (141 up from, 137)

Greytown Woodside Trail (84, up from 81)

Whangarei (221 up from 215)

NZ Anniversaries

Dunedin (9)


Gisborne – Debris and mud/silt on course flooding.

PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (51), Lower Hutt (38), Whangarei (38), Hamilton Lake (34) and Ara Harakeke (33).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whakatane Gardens (14 or 28%), Trentham Memorial (33 or 26%), Ara Harakeke (33 or 23%), Otaki River (11 or 22%) and Foster (29 or 19%).

The most first timers were at Queenstown (103), Hagley (90), Cornwall (69), Broad Park (58) and Ara Harakeke (54).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Lake2Lake Trail (31 or 67%), Queenstown (103 or 62%), Wanaka (51 or 46%), Broad Park (58 or 41%) and Blenheim (21 or 40%).

The 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 17:39.
  2. Charo Heijnen (JW15-17) running Tauranga in 18:31 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Krystyna Knight (SW25-29) running Owairaka in 19:31.
  4. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:33.
  5. Caroline Knight (SW30-34) running Owairaka in 19:41 for the first time.
  6. Charlotte Kerr (VW50-54) running Lower Hutt in 20:08 for the first time.
  7. Tina Cox (VW40-44) running Broad Park in 20:20 for the first time.
  8. Nicole Ridd (JW11-14) running Hagley in 20:53.
  9. Georgina Boyn (VW45-49) running Lake2Lake Trail in 21:03 for the first time.
  10. Becky Blay (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:09 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Eva Wilkins (JW10) running Cornwall in 21:19.
  12. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:50.
  13. Suzanne Mackie (VW55-59) running Hagley in 21:55.
  14. Jane Pairman (VW60-64) running Foster in 22:50 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:17.
  16. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Whangarei in 35:42 for the first time.
  17. Margaret Garrett (VW80-84) running Kapiti Coast in 40:45 setting herself a new PB.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 50:18.

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

  1. Harry Rattray (SM20-24) running Hagley in 15:31 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Rory Vere (VM40-44) running Hobsonville Point in 16:15 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:17 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Matthew Arnold (SM25-29) running Queenstown in 16:38 for the first time.
  5. Jake Wilkinson (SM30-34) running Hamilton Lake in 16:42 for the first time.
  6. Ryan Cunningham (JM11-14) running Invercargill in 16:59 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Daniel Du Toit (SM18-19) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 17:02 for the first time.
  8. Adrian Boyn (VM45-49) running Lake2Lake Trail in 17:18 for the first time.
  9. Oliver Norman (VM35-39) running Owairaka in 17:34.
  10. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:27.
  11. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Lower Hutt in 18:31 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Shawn O’leary (VM50-54) running Barry Curtis in 18:35.
  13. Michael Peck (VM55-59) running Otaki River in 18:50 for the first time.
  14. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Cornwall in 21:22.
  15. David Reidie (VM70-74) running Hagley in 21:26 setting himself a new PB.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:05.
  17. Mervyn Burt (VM80-84) running Pegasus in 32:08.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 35:10 setting himself a new PB.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:04.

Record setters

There were 42 age category records broken this week:

Top 100 countrymen can be found here.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

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