parkrun NZ stats 19/06/2021

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for June 19, 2021

In New Zealand there were 32 parkruns, with 2685 (-891) parkrunners and 378 (-30) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

236 (+20) people got their parkrun barcode this week

162 (-61) ran their first parkrun this week

498 (-52) achieved personal bests this week

14 (-98) new age category records were set

7 (+1) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 30:59.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 52:07, 92.68% in the VM95-99 age group.


19 parkrunners joined the 50 club

7 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Roz Sutton, Melanie Macgregor, Mary Carswell, Pietro Cariga, Rachelle Cocker, Annette Hanley and Julie Freeman.

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

2 parkrunners achieved their V25 milestone – Darren Little and Michelle Selby.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Dunedin (178), Lower Hutt (192), Hagley (289).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Wanaka (32), Whanganui Riverbank (28), Balclutha (24). 

There were no new attendance records set this week.

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

7 parkruns had higher attendance

26 parkruns had lower attendance than last week

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

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of 70%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park with a change of -174.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Cornwall Park, with a change of -68%.

NZ Anniversaries



Owairaka (torrential rain flooding course)

Personal Bests

The most PBs were at: Lower Hutt (29), Whangarei (27), Dunedin (23), Hagley (20) and Trentham Memorial (20).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Trentham Memorial (20 or 27%), Flaxmere (10 or 25%), Whangarei (27 or 20%), Foster (11 or 19%) and Tauranga (12 or 18%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 17:19.
  2. Kimberley Iversen (JW11-14) running Invercargill in 19:13.
  3. Rosie Hay (VW35-39) running Palmerston North in 19:34 for the first time.
  4. Gabrielle Gray (SW25-29) running Pegasus in 19:44.
  5. Nicola Corinne Handley (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:47.
  6. Brianna Lee (SW18-19) running Anderson in 20:06.
  7. Phillippa Grayling (SW20-24) running Palmerston North in 21:42 for the first time.
  8. Aniela Apperley (JW15-17) running Anderson in 21:45.
  9. Paula Ward (VW50-54) running Hamilton Lake in 21:48.
  10. Cath Braddock (VW45-49) running Kapiti Coast in 21:58.
  11. Michele Allison (VW65-69) running Kapiti Coast in 22:20 for the first time.
  12. Robyn Perkins (VW55-59) running Hagley in 22:53.
  13. Connie Reed (JW10) running Lower Hutt in 23:09 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 24:00.
  15. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 27:01.
  16. Anna Reid (VW75-79) running Hagley in 32:53.
  17. Sheila Waters (VW80-84) running Blenheim in 46:45.

The 20 fastest males in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Oska Inkster-baynes (SM30-34) running Hagley in 14:50 for the first time.
  2. Damien Lardner (SM25-29) running Palmerston North in 16:04 for the first time.
  3. Mark Boyce (VM35-39) running Millwater in 16:36.
  4. Corban Straker (SM18-19) running Hagley in 17:00.
  5. Nathan Jones (VM40-44) running Pegasus in 17:04.
  6. George Hamilton (JM15-17) running Dunedin in 17:10 for the first time.
  7. Alex Witt (SM20-24) running Pegasus in 17:20 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:22.
  9. Al Brears (VM45-49) running Hamilton Lake in 17:29 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:28.
  11. Timothy Wallace (JM11-14) running Barry Curtis in 18:45.
  12. Malcolm Cornelius (VM55-59) running Foster in 18:53.
  13. Archie Felton (JM10) running Millwater in 19:58.
  14. Steve Fairley (VM65-69) running Whangarei in 21:34.
  15. Brian Hayes (VM70-74) running Porirua in 22:42 for the first time.
  16. Mervyn Burt (VM75-79) running Pegasus in 29:07.
  17. Alfie Purdue (SM—) running Palmerston North in 40:12 for the first time.
  18. Ray Turner (VM85-89) running Cornwall Park in 40:59.
  19. Roger Purchas (VM80-84) running Palmerston North in 41:06.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 52:07.
Kudos to the volunteers

A shout out to our top 100 statespeople who chose to volunteer this weekend: Martin at Whanganui Riverbank, Nneka at Flaxmere, Liz , Sarah and Dan at Trentham Memorial, Julia , Paul and Stu at Lower Hutt, Nigel , Wendy and Martin at Whangarei, Dean at Hamilton Lake, Alison , Elise and Peet at Puarenga, Grant at Barry Curtis, Brenda and Andrew at Porirua, Gail at Dunedin, Joce and Andrew at Anderson, and Suzy at Foster

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view a table of the top 100 statespeople (or Alltearoans perhaps) here.

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