parkrun NZ Stats 18/02/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for February 18, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 35 parkruns with 5164 (-142) parkrunners and 495 (-57) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

362 (-61) people got their parkrun barcode this week

299 (-40) ran their first parkrun this week

747 (-116) achieved personal bests this week

51 (+11) volunteered for the first time

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

9 (+4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:24.

There was one new course record this week. Jamie Coulter-Smyth ran 16:43 at Broad Park.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:21, 102.82% in the VW55-59 age group.


9 parkrunners joined the J10 club

39 parkrunners joined the 25 club

23 parkrunners joined the 50 club

13 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Cornwall Park: Patrick Muir
  • Foster: Tony Nicholson
  • Greytown Woodside Trail: Di Bailey
  • Hagley: Tony Brorens, Eileen Doherty, Scott Wilson, Allan Lindsay
  • Hamilton Lake: Aaron McKoy
  • Hobsonville Point: Greg Wiggill
  • Lower Hutt: Terry Mcdonald
  • Millwater: Abraham Cao
  • Queenstown: Chris Seymour
  • Whangarei: Kim Cairns

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club

  • Western Springs: Sarah Davies

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Wayne Porteous, Sarah Mackay and Anna Hickey.

* 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: Hamilton Lake (292), Cornwall Park (342), Hagley (582).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Otaki River (34), Lake2Lake Trail (29), Hamilton Park (27).

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

23 parkruns had higher attendance

11 parkruns had lower attendance

Whakatane Gardens had the same attendance as the week before.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Millwater, with a change of 77.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Taupo with a change of 55%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt with a change of -60.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Anderson with a change of -37%.

Attendance Records

Hagley parkrun 582 (up from 529).

NZ Anniversaries



Flaxmere – Health & Safety Risks & Damage from Cyclone

Gisborne – Debris on path from Cyclone Gabrielle

Palmerston North – Council closure due to flooding damage

Russell Park – Cyclone Gabrielle has affected the course.

Tauranga – Storm damage to the boardwalk, Track closed by TCC

PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (105), Hamilton Lake (54), Ara Harakeke (46), Broad Park (42) and Foster (36).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Broad Park (42 or 32%), Ara Harakeke (46 or 31%), Foster (36 or 24%), Whanganui Riverbank (16 or 22%) and Lake2Lake Trail (6 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (88), Queenstown (73), Cornwall (58), Wanaka (44) and Western Springs (42).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Wanaka (44 or 61%), Queenstown (73 or 60%), Lake2Lake Trail (10 or 34%), Whakatane Gardens (20 or 33%) and Puarenga (36 or 31%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:21 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Louise Brabyn (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:24.
  3. Caroline Knight (SW30-34) running Blenheim in 19:45 for the first time.
  4. Julia Anderson (VW35-39) running Wanaka in 20:05 for the first time.
  5. Tahlia Spink (SW25-29) running Whangarei in 20:08.
  6. Maia Adams (SW18-19) running Kapiti Coast in 20:41 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Gilly Davy (VW40-44) running Hobsonville Point in 20:44 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Alie Corporaal (SW20-24) running Puarenga in 21:20 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Karis Rae (VW45-49) running Kapiti Coast in 21:30.
  10. Kerry Ash (VW50-54) running Taupo in 21:30.
  11. Elme Pienaar (JW11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 22:34.
  12. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:41.
  13. Lucia Mclauchlan-hillary (JW10) running Hamilton Lake in 24:01 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Gail Kirkman (VW70-74) running Lake2Lake Trail in 25:54.
  15. Leigh Carrall (VW65-69) running Ara Harakeke in 25:56 for the first time.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 34:05.
  17. Gwenda Johnson (VW75-79) running Pegasus in 40:04 setting herself a new PB.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 55:27.

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

  1. Rodwyn Isaacs (VM35-39) running Millwater in 15:52 for the first time.
  2. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:29.
  3. Luke Cameron (SM20-24) running Owairaka in 16:30 for the first time.
  4. Tram O’callaghan (SM18-19) running Hagley in 16:35 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Jamie Coulter-smyth (SM25-29) running Broad Park in 16:43 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Mat Wiseman (VM40-44) running Broad Park in 16:57 for the first time.
  7. James Hills (SM30-34) running Owairaka in 17:08 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Greg Penn (VM60-64) running Hagley in 17:36 for the first time.
  9. Grant Mclean (VM55-59) running Ara Harakeke in 17:41 for the first time.
  10. Gene Rand (VM45-49) running Millwater in 18:02.
  11. Nic Ratcliffe (JM11-14) running Anderson in 18:05 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Oliver Barnett (JM11-14) running Taupo in 18:05 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Craig Holden (VM50-54) running Ara Harakeke in 18:16 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Tadhg Pierse (JM10) running Lower Hutt in 20:59 setting himself a new PB.
  15. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Cornwall in 21:14.
  16. Neil Carrall (VM70-74) running Ara Harakeke in 22:52 for the first time.
  17. David Spurr (VM75-79) running Millwater in 24:01.
  18. Mervyn Burt (VM80-84) running Pegasus in 30:58.
  19. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 33:33.

Record Setters

There were 23 age category records broken this week:

Top 100 countrymen can be found here.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

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