parkrun NZ Stats 19/02/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for February 19, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 12 parkruns, with 555 (-21) parkrunners and 116 (-41) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

95 (-11) people got their parkrun barcode this week

28 (-23) ran their first parkrun this week

79 (+22) achieved personal bests this week

8 (-2) volunteered for the first time

18 (-5) new age category records were set or broken (14 at Hamilton Park parkrun’s second event)

3 (+2) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 31:02.

There were two new course records this week: Darian Sorouri (15:55 at Flaxmere) and Tessa Geddes (24:27 at Hamilton Park).

The top age graded runner was Steve Morrow at Gisborne with a time of 16:44, 86.06% in the VM45-49 age group.


2 parkrunners joined the J10 club

6 parkrunners joined the 25 club

2 parkrunner joined the 50 club

1 parkrunner joined the 100 club – Jim Mercer

0 parkrunnera joined the 250 club

2 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Nikola Bass and Luke Crombie


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: East End (56), Greytown Woodside Trail (59), Puarenga (75).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Flaxmere (36), Wanaka (36), Balclutha (27).

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

4 parkruns had higher attendance

8 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Puarenga, with a change of 32.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Puarenga with a change of 74%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Gisborne with a change of -25.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Gisborne with a change of -36%.

NZ Anniversaries

Wanaka (4)


Anderson, Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Cornwall, Dunedin, Foster, Hagley, Hamilton Lake, Hobsonville Point, Invercargill, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Millwater, Ōtaki River, Owairaka, Palmerston North, Pegasus, Porirua, Sherwood Reserve, Tauranga, Trentham Memorial, University of Waikato, Western Springs and Whangarei.

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Puarenga (15), Whanganui Riverbank (10), Gisborne (9), Hamilton Park (8) and Greytown Woodside Trail (8).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whanganui Riverbank (10 or 25%), Hamilton Park (8 or 21%), Gisborne (9 or 21%), Puarenga (15 or 20%) and Queenstown (6 or 16%).

The most first timers were at Hamilton Park (26), Taupo (14), Queenstown (11), Flaxmere (7) and Puarenga (7).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Hamilton Park (26 or 68%), Queenstown (11 or 30%), Taupo (14 or 25%), Flaxmere (7 or 19%) and East End (6 or 11%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Katie Morgan (SW30-34) running Wanaka in 19:53 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Natalie Hardaker (VW35-39) running Taupo in 21:27 for the first time.
  3. Anja Crombie (JW15-17) running Puarenga in 21:41.
  4. Megan Lewis (SW25-29) running Queenstown in 21:44 for the first time.
  5. Noreen Crombie (VW55-59) running Puarenga in 21:55 setting herself a new PB.
  6. Tahlia Hopkins (SW20-24) running Flaxmere in 23:02.
  7. Elsbeth Purdue (JW11-14) running Queenstown in 23:09 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Juliet Larkin (VW45-49) running East End in 24:08 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 25:05.
  10. Zoe Van Wijk (SW18-19) running Gisborne in 25:46.
  11. Gretchen Stone (VW50-54) running Flaxmere in 26:39.
  12. Marissa Henderson (VW40-44) running Flaxmere in 26:43.
  13. Mignon Stevenson (VW65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 27:36.
  14. Lauren Scarth (JW10) running Wanaka in 29:40 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Raewynn Foreman (VW70-74) running Gisborne in 40:07.
  16. Sheila Waters (VW80-84) running Blenheim in 46:27.
  17. Jenny Duggan (VW75-79) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 50:50.

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

  1. Darian Sorouri (SM25-29) running Flaxmere in 15:55 for the first time.
  2. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 16:39 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Steve Morrow (VM45-49) running Gisborne in 16:44.
  4. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 17:10.
  5. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Taupo in 18:33 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 18:52 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Tommy Hayes (SM20-24) running East End in 19:16 for the first time.
  8. Gareth Jones (VM40-44) running Wanaka in 19:30.
  9. Noah Wright (JM11-14) running Gisborne in 19:48 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Gregory Parker (VM60-64) running Gisborne in 20:51.
  11. Christopher Curtis (JM15-17) running Taupo in 21:15 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Lloyd Millar (VM70-74) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:36.
  13. Guy Wright (JM10) running Gisborne in 24:25 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Brian Martin (VM65-69) running Blenheim in 25:04.
  15. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 27:26.
  16. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 40:35.
  17. Austin Hutcheon (VM80-84) running Taupo in 42:51.
  18. James Osullivan (SM18-19) running Hamilton Park in 50:06 for the first time.
New age category records

*There’s no other volunteer data currently available other than what is in these stats. Other milestones have been notified to Runs With A Barcode.

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

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