parkrun NZ Stats 17/12/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for December 17, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4158 (+764) parkrunners and 507 (+29) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

254 (+50) people got their parkrun barcode this week

180 (+36) ran their first parkrun this week

417 (+84) achieved personal bests this week

38 (+8) volunteered for the first time

46 (+3) new age category records were set, of these 15 were at Ara Harakeke parkrun.

10 (+5) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:17.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 57:46, 92.7% in the VM95-99 age group.


10 parkrunners joined the J10 club

31 parkrunners joined the 25 club

21 parkrunners joined the 50 club

14 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Anderson : Jenny Todd
  • Barry Curtis : Maninder Malhi
  • East End : Paul Whitfield
  • Flaxmere : Nick Johnson
  • Foster : Blaine Morch
  • Millwater : Andrew Tunnicliffe
  • Owairaka : Jeanette Mcglone
  • Palmerston North : Andrew Grainger , Linda Simpson
  • Queenstown : Chloe Harris
  • Taupo: Nicki Pipping
  • Tauranga : Claire Bentley , Martin Collis
  • Western Springs : David Blocksidge

4 parkrunners joined the 250 club:

  • Barry Curtis: Jim Newbould
  • Hagley: Graeme Black
  • Hobsonville Point: Steven Clarke
  • Taupo: Catrina Crossley

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Anton McLean, Jennifer Smith, Kendall Peacock

* 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: Lower Hutt (187), Cornwall Park (238), Hagley (386).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Lake2Lake Trail (20), Whakatane Gardens (18), Balclutha (13).

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

27 parkruns had higher attendance

12 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park, with a change of 80.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Taupo with a change of 158%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Owairaka with a change of -51.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of -43%.

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (37), Broad Park (28), Pegasus (25), Invercargill (20) and Lower Hutt (20).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Broad Park (28 or 27%), Hamilton Park (6 or 25%), Pegasus (25 or 22%), Ara Harakeke (19 or 18%) and Owairaka (19 or 17%).

The most first timers were at Ara Harakeke (74), Hagley (69), Queenstown (54), Cornwall (42) and Broad Park (36).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Ara Harakeke (74 or 69%), Queenstown (54 or 56%), Lake2Lake Trail (11 or 55%), Wanaka (29 or 37%) and Broad Park (36 or 35%).

The Fastest Among Us

The 18 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Hannah Wells (SW30-34) running Tauranga in 17:32.
  2. Kate Currie (JW15-17) running Hagley in 18:45 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Lindsay Barwick (VW45-49) running Lower Hutt in 18:51 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Chloe Baker (SW25-29) running Foster in 19:00 for the first time.
  5. Charlotte Chiles (JW11-14) running Hagley in 19:22 for the first time.
  6. Natalie Hardaker (VW40-44) running Lower Hutt in 19:35.
  7. Hayley Kitching (SW18-19) running Queenstown in 19:41 for the first time.
  8. Camille O’donoghue (SW20-24) running Palmerston North in 20:39 for the first time.
  9. Amy Irons (VW35-39) running Sherwood Reserve in 20:49 for the first time.
  10. Madison Kindler (JW10) running Whangarei in 22:34 for the first time.
  11. Wendy Cottrell-teahan (VW50-54) running Palmerston North in 22:38.
  12. Suzanne Mackie (VW55-59) running Hagley in 22:40.
  13. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:31 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Jackie Grant (VW65-69) running Whangarei in 25:28.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:00.
  16. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 38:32.
  17. Margaret Garrett (VW80-84) running Kapiti Coast in 42:52 setting herself a new PB.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 51:58.

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

  1. Harry Witt (JM15-17) running Pegasus in 16:00 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Giles Witt (SM18-19) running Pegasus in 16:02 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Alex Witt (SM20-24) running Pegasus in 16:03.
  4. Michael Huntley (VM35-39) running Lower Hutt in 16:34 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Ciaran Faherty (SM30-34) running Queenstown in 16:53.
  6. Brett Mcphedran (VM40-44) running Lower Hutt in 16:56 for the first time.
  7. Ruan Meintjies (SM25-29) running Hobsonville Point in 17:17.
  8. Cohnor Walsh (JM11-14) running Hagley in 17:38 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Nick Burrow (VM45-49) running Broad Park in 17:53 for the first time.
  10. Michael Pugh (VM50-54) running Tauranga in 18:06.
  11. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:54.
  12. Malcolm Cornelius (VM55-59) running Hagley in 19:10.
  13. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Cornwall in 21:14.
  14. Lukas Haver (JM10) running Taupo in 21:47.
  15. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 22:48.
  16. Les Rootsey (VM75-79) running Lower Hutt in 24:24 for the first time.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:20.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 37:02.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 57:46.

Record Breakers

There were 41 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

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