parkrun NZ Stats 15/10/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for October 15, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4331 (+78) parkrunners and 538 (+56) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

369 (-10) people got their parkrun barcode this week

298 (-15) ran their first parkrun this week

549 (+12) achieved personal bests this week

34 (+8) volunteered for the first time

30 (-27) new age category records were set

6 (-4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:13.

There was one new course record this week. Joel Carman ran 16:42 at Balclutha.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 50:56, 105.14% in the VM95-99 age group.


10 parkrunners joined the J10 club

26 parkrunners joined the 25 club

17 parkrunners joined the 50 club

11 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

3 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

6 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Christopher Hext, Sue Watson, Emma Fotheringham, Brendan Corbett, Jared Lister and Isobel Barry.

* 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: Hamilton Lake (226), Lower Hutt (235), Hagley (339).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Whanganui Riverbank (32), Flaaxmere (26), Ōtaki River (26).

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

23 parkruns had higher attendance

17 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt, with a change of 54.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of 110%.

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

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Broad Park with a change of -48%.

NZ Anniversaries

Hamilton Lake (9)



PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (55), Hamilton Lake (29), Lower Hutt (29), Palmerston North (26) and Broad Park (25).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Lake2Lake Trail (10 or 28%), Trentham Memorial (19 or 27%), Sherwood Reserve (12 or 26%), Whakatane Gardens (12 or 26%) and Broad Park (25 or 20%).

The most first timers were at Broad Park (68), Hagley (48), Lower Hutt (30), Millwater (30) and Western Springs (30).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Broad Park (68 or 55%), Whanganui Riverbank (14 or 44%), Queenstown (24 or 35%), Lake2Lake Trail (12 or 33%) and Hamilton Park (11 or 32%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Foster in 17:27.
  2. Natalie Hardaker (VW40-44) running Lower Hutt in 19:20 for the first time.
  3. Angela Doig (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 19:52.
  4. Zoe Hilton (JW11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 19:58 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Amanda Waldron (SW25-29) running Russell Park in 20:01.
  6. Finella Guttmann (JW15-17) running Hagley in 20:26 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Kristine Reid (VW50-54) running Tauranga in 21:27.
  8. Debbie Monaghan (VW45-49) running Whangarei in 21:28 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Becky De La Harpe (SW18-19) running Dunedin in 21:38.
  10. Alice Riddell-webster (VW55-59) running Broad Park in 21:39 for the first time.
  11. Julie Gillespie (SW20-24) running Foster in 21:56 setting herself a new PB.
  12. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 22:03.
  13. Kiana Wealleans (JW10) running Trentham Memorial in 23:54 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:56.
  15. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 24:32.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 32:37.
  17. Carol Downey (VW75-79) running Hamilton Lake in 41:11.

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

  1. Liam Odonnell (JM15-17) running Hagley in 15:38 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Mark Macdermot (SM25-29) running Taupo in 16:24 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Joel Carman (SM20-24) running Balclutha in 16:42 for the first time.
  4. Jeroen Mattheus (SM30-34) running Hagley in 16:51 for the first time.
  5. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:05.
  6. Al Brears (VM45-49) running Hamilton Lake in 17:08.
  7. Nathan Hey (VM35-39) running Foster in 17:43.
  8. Andrew Crosland (VM40-44) running Lower Hutt in 17:44.
  9. Harry Woodhouse (JM11-14) running Hagley in 17:59 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Tauranga in 18:35 for the first time.
  11. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:55.
  12. Luke Comyns (SM18-19) running Hagley in 19:39.
  13. Tim J E Smith (VM65-69) running Western Springs in 21:52 for the first time.
  14. Lucas Maurice (JM10) running Millwater in 22:01 setting himself a new PB.
  15. John Thomson (VM70-74) running Palmerston North in 23:51.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 26:28.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:09.
  18. Peter Hanson (VM85-89) running Porirua in 40:36.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Millwater in 50:56 for the first time.

Record Breakers

There were 27 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. The top 100 Countryman table can be viewed here.

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