parkrun NZ Stats 19/11/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 35 parkruns with 3172 (-822) parkrunners and 433 (-56) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

218 (-57) people got their parkrun barcode this week

148 (-78) ran their first parkrun this week

386 (-75) achieved personal bests this week

23 (-9) volunteered for the first time

7 (-23) new age category records were set

6 (-1) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:16.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Margie Peat at Cornwall Park with a time of 21:59, 95.07 in the VW65-69 age group.


12 parkrunners joined the J10 club

27 parkrunners joined the 25 club

11 parkrunners joined the 50 club

6 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Anderson: Kathrin Siller
  • Cornwall Park: Darren Fry, Melissa Allan
  • Hobsonville Point: Milad Rafiei
  • Owairaka: Adam Berry
  • Wanaka: Jennifer Altria

3 parkrunners joined the 250 club:

  • Hagley: Peter Daley
  • Lower Hutt: Andrea Ruglys
  • Puarenga: Sandi Cooper

1 parkrunner joined the 500 club:

  • Lower Hutt: Richard McChesney

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Stuart Smith, Robyn Daly, Marion McKoy, Judy Humphris and Bruce Inglis.

Gabrielle Masters achieved her v100 at East End parkrun.

* 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: Millwater (177), Lower Hutt (201), Cornwall Park (232).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Hamilton Park (23), Balclutha (19), Ōtaki River (17).

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

14 parkruns had higher attendance

20 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Puarenga, with a change of 28.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Whakatane Gardens with a change of 100%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -210.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Foster with a change of -65%.

NZ Anniversaries

Western Springs (7)


PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Gisborne (24), Sherwood Reserve (22), Western Springs (22), East End (20) and Millwater (20).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Hamilton Park (9 or 39%), Whakatane Gardens (12 or 30%), Sherwood Reserve (22 or 29%), East End (20 or 24%) and Trentham Memorial (16 or 23%).

The most first timers were at Cornwall (29), Puarenga (26), Western Springs (25), Lake2Lake Trail (23) and Wanaka (20).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Lake2Lake Trail (23 or 48%), Wanaka (20 or 36%), Blenheim (11 or 34%), Puarenga (26 or 32%) and Whakatane Gardens (12 or 30%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Bella Earl (JW15-17) running Whangarei in 18:43.
  2. Zoe Hilton (JW11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 19:18 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Charlotte Blair (SW20-24) running Hagley in 19:52.
  4. Florence Reynolds (SW25-29) running Hagley in 19:58 for the first time.
  5. Michelle Rennie (VW35-39) running Gisborne in 20:01.
  6. Rieko Trees (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 21:11 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Gretchen Bourdillon (VW40-44) running Barry Curtis in 21:35.
  8. Amanda Wallis (SW30-34) running Palmerston North in 21:36.
  9. Rain Milne (SW18-19) running Hamilton Lake in 21:53.
  10. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:59.
  11. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Puarenga in 22:31.
  12. Raewyn Harlock (VW60-64) running Anderson in 22:35 for the first time.
  13. Sandra Rafiei Tehrani (VW50-54) running Hobsonville Point in 23:09.
  14. Sunny Lu (VW50-54) running Millwater in 23:09.
  15. Kiana Wealleans (JW10) running Trentham Memorial in 24:38.
  16. Judith Stewart (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:10.
  17. Wendy Wilkins (VW75-79) running Puarenga in 39:41.
  18. Margaret Stuart (VW80-84) running Palmerston North in 43:23.

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

  1. Ben Hamilton (SM20-24) running Barry Curtis in 16:26 for the first time.
  2. Caleb Wagener (JM11-14) running Barry Curtis in 16:31 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Craig Iversen (VM45-49) running Invercargill in 16:43.
  4. Robin Moore (JM15-17) running Anderson in 16:44 for the first time.
  5. Adam Clayton (SM30-34) running Hamilton Park in 16:56.
  6. Andrew Crosland (VM40-44) running Lower Hutt in 17:12.
  7. Oliver Norman (VM35-39) running Lower Hutt in 17:41 for the first time.
  8. Fletcher Greaves (SM25-29) running Hagley in 18:17.
  9. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Palmerston North in 18:27.
  10. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Puarenga in 19:07.
  11. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Trentham Memorial in 19:17.
  12. Luke Stanton (SM18-19) running Barry Curtis in 21:23.
  13. Ian Ross (VM65-69) running Barry Curtis in 22:19.
  14. Lukas Haver (JM10) running Taupo in 22:23 setting himself a new PB.
  15. David Spurr (VM70-74) running Millwater in 24:24.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 26:16.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 28:07.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 37:52 setting himself a new PB.
  19. Mike Batchelor (SM—) running Whangarei in 43:25.

Record Breakers

There were 6 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

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