parkrun NZ Stats 19/03/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 14 parkruns, with 600 (-78) parkrunners and 133 (+11) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

85 (-7) people got their parkrun barcode this week

30 (-26) ran their first parkrun this week

108 (+10) achieved personal bests this week

6 (+2) volunteered for the first time

4 (-7) new age category records were set

2 (+1) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains at 31:03.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:34, 100.09% in the VW55-59 age group.


1 parkrunner joined the J10 club

6 parkrunners joined the 25 club

4 parkrunners joined the 50 club

1 parkrunner joined the 100 club – Anne Mercer.

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Tim Watt, Kim Gourlay, John Van Dalen.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Puarenga (65), Kapiti Coast (66), East End (71).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha (30), Ōtaki River (28) Flaxmere (26).

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

4 parkruns had higher attendance

9 parkruns had lower attendance

Puarenga had the same attendance as last week with 65.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Queenstown, with a change of 9.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of 26%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Ōtaki River with a change of -30.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Ōtaki River with a change of -52%.

There were no new attendance records.

NZ Anniversaries



Anderson, Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Cornwall, Dunedin, Foster, Hagley, Hamilton Lake, Hobsonville Point, Invercargill, Lower Hutt, Millwater, 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 East End (18), Puarenga (14), Gisborne (10), Otaki River (10) and Hamilton Park (8).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (10 or 36%), East End (18 or 25%), Gisborne (10 or 25%), Wanaka (7 or 23%) and Hamilton Park (8 or 22%).

The most first timers were at Taupo (16), Hamilton Park (12), Wanaka (12), Queenstown (11) and Blenheim (10).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Wanaka (12 or 40%), Blenheim (10 or 33%), Hamilton Park (12 or 33%), Taupo (16 or 27%) and Queenstown (11 or 26%).

The fastest among us

The 16 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:35 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Sophie Pitt (SW25-29) running Blenheim in 21:20 for the first time.
  3. Tanya Keough (VW35-39) running East End in 21:32.
  4. Laura Bungard (SW20-24) running Balclutha in 21:53 for the first time.
  5. Naomi Mcgarva (SW30-34) running Queenstown in 22:01.
  6. Jenny Mclachlan (VW40-44) running Balclutha in 22:38 for the first time.
  7. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 24:20.
  8. Fiona Reid (VW50-54) running Wanaka in 24:37 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Wendy Hawkes (VW45-49) running Queenstown in 24:40.
  10. Paige Horne (JW11-14) running Blenheim in 25:12.
  11. Sophie Steenson (JW15-17) running East End in 26:18.
  12. Mignon Stevenson (VW65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 27:57.
  13. Lexus Hunter (JW10) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 28:07.
  14. Heather Halliday (VW70-74) running Wanaka in 38:22 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Noeline Munro (VW75-79) running Wanaka in 40:29.
  16. Isabel Hutcheon (VW80-84) running Taupo in 51:16.

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

  1. Adam Clayton (SM25-29) running Hamilton Park in 16:39.
  2. Ben Twyman (SM30-34) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:39.
  3. Steve Morrow (VM45-49) running Gisborne in 17:17.
  4. Leon Miyahara (SM20-24) running Balclutha in 17:46 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Kapiti Coast in 17:54 for the first time.
  6. Carl Fischer (VM35-39) running Puarenga in 18:05.
  7. Heath Lash (JM15-17) running Puarenga in 18:09 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 18:19 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Karl Kalders (VM40-44) running Otaki River in 18:42 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Cullum Rayner (JM11-14) running Blenheim in 19:28 for the first time.
  11. Gregory Parker (VM60-64) running Gisborne in 20:33.
  12. Reid Cumming (JM10) running Gisborne in 22:00.
  13. Lloyd Millar (VM70-74) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:40.
  14. Phil Gulbransen (VM65-69) running Puarenga in 23:43.
  15. Jesse Carman (SM18-19) running Wanaka in 24:14 for the first time.
  16. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 26:14.
  17. John Duggan (VM80-84) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 48:08.
  18. Neil Holland (VM85-89) running Puarenga in 50:03.

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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