parkrun NZ Stats 16/07/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for July 16, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 37 parkruns with 2978 (+517) parkrunners and 416 (-8) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

191 (-27) people got their parkrun barcode this week

148 (+59) ran their first parkrun this week

270 (+83) achieved personal bests this week

29 (-3) volunteered for the first time

9 (-5) new age category records were set

2 (-9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:07.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:59, 99.39% in the VW55-59 age group.


5 parkrunners joined the J10 club

27 parkrunners joined the 25 club

12 parkrunners joined the 50 club

12 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Julia Grape, Craig Sciba, Sharon Lee, Dave Sims, Raegan Foley, Channelle Carnie, Peter Maas, Karina Ormsby, Johnny Vere Hodge, Kayla Hurcum, Julie Jack and Teresa Dunn.

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Shireen Oliver.

2 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Peter Freeman and Kirsty Peterson.

* 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: Barry Curtis (151), Cornwall Park (153), Hagley (245).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha (24), Flaxmere (22), Hamilton Park (14).

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

27 parkruns had higher attendance

8 parkruns had lower attendance

Sherwood Reserve recorded the same attendance as the week before.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Barry Curtis, with a change of 57.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Wanaka with a change of 272%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Foster, with a change of -19.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Foster with a change of -28%

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hamilton Lake (27), Hagley (21), Owairaka (17), Hobsonville Point (16) and Palmerston North (16).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Hamilton Lake (27 or 19%), University of Waikato (11 or 17%), Trentham Memorial (8 or 17%), Balclutha (4 or 17%) and Russell Park (6 or 15%).

The most first timers were at Queenstown (30), Hagley (27), Sherwood Reserve (26), Cornwall (22) and Lower Hutt (20).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (30 or 58%), Sherwood Reserve (26 or 38%), Otaki River (10 or 34%), University of Waikato (20 or 31%) and Whanganui Riverbank (8 or 30%).

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 17:35.
  2. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:59.
  3. Katie Evans (SW25-29) running Hobsonville Point in 19:04 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Angela Doig (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 19:55.
  5. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:05.
  6. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:34.
  7. Denika Clooney (JW11-14) running Whangarei in 20:51.
  8. Letizia Hay (JW15-17) running Whangarei in 20:59 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  9. Christine Adamson (VW65-69) running Owairaka in 21:42 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  10. Emily Waters (SW18-19) running Dunedin in 22:03 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Faye Mcilroy (VW45-49) running Millwater in 22:04.
  12. Debbie Telfer (VW60-64) running Invercargill in 23:05.
  13. Joanne Cavallaro (VW50-54) running Puarenga in 24:29.
  14. Anna Phillipps (JW10) running Cambridge NZ in 24:43.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:54.
  16. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 36:44.
  17. Diana Kittow (VW80-84) running Russell Park in 36:53 setting herself a new PB.

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

  1. Harry Rattray (SM20-24) running Hagley in 16:34.
  2. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:58.
  3. Laurie Watson (SM18-19) running Hagley in 17:02.
  4. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 17:15.
  5. Troy Harold (VM50-54) running Millwater in 17:29.
  6. James Parker (VM45-49) running Owairaka in 17:48 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Travis Sperry (VM40-44) running Hamilton Lake in 17:52 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Fletcher Greaves (SM25-29) running Foster in 17:57.
  9. Mark Boon (VM35-39) running Foster in 18:00.
  10. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Lower Hutt in 19:21.
  11. Callum Wos (JM11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 19:33.
  12. John Durand (VM60-64) running Hagley in 19:51.
  13. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 20:34.
  14. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Owairaka in 20:49.
  15. Philip Kidd (VM70-74) running Otaki River in 22:57 setting himself a new PB for the first time.
  16. Alan Ryan (VM75-79) running Puarenga in 28:55.
  17. Fred Smith (VM80-84) running Millwater in 32:12.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:47.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Sherwood Reserve in 56:01 setting himself a new PB for the first time.

Record Breakers

There were 8 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view theĀ top 100 countrymen table here. Each week is on a different sheet.

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