parkrun NZ Stats 20/05/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for May 20, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 41 parkruns with 4484 (-85) parkrunners and 562 (+26) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

323 (-77) people got their parkrun barcode this week

290 (+14) ran their first parkrun this week

751 (+195) achieved personal bests this week

14 (-7) new age category records were set

14 (+4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:30.

There were two new course records this week. Rain Milne ran 19:23 and Lorcan Rabbitte 16:11 at Waitangi.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 56:34, 106.45% in the VM95-99 age group.


6 parkrunners joined the J10 club

33 parkrunners joined the 25 club

24 parkrunners joined the 50 club

7 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club

7 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Jeremy Croucher, Alistair Savage, James Zervos, Ngaire Barnard, Natalie Butle, Karyn Templer and Angela Hawke.

* 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: Waitangi (211), Cornwall Park (250), Hagley (379).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Russell Park (25), Hamilton Park (22), Balclutha (22).

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

10 parkruns had higher attendance

30 parkruns had lower attendance

University of Waikato recorded the same attendance as the week before with 71.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Anderson and Wanaka, with a change of 35.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Wanaka with a change of 57%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -99.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Greytown Woodside Trail with a change of -46%.

Attendance Records


NZ Anniversaries

Hobsonville Point (4)



PBs & First Timers

The most PBs were at Waitangi (58), Hagley (51), Cornwall (43), Queenstown (22) and Anderson (19).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Lake2Lake Trail (11 or 41%), Hamilton Park (8 or 36%), Waitangi (58 or 27%), Whanganui Riverbank (15 or 25%) and Queenstown (22 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Waitangi (75), Hagley (40), Cornwall (31), Wanaka (30) and Queenstown (29).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Blenheim (24 or 42%), Waitangi (75 or 36%), Wanaka (30 or 31%), Puarenga (16 or 27%) and Queenstown (29 or 27%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Hagley in 17:09 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Saskia Cosgrove-drayton (SW18-19) running Hagley in 18:07 for the first time.
  3. Louise Brabyn (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:13.
  4. Rain Milne (SW20-24) running Waitangi in 19:23 for the first time.
  5. Anna Williams (SW30-34) running Cornwall in 19:29 setting herself a new PB.
  6. Elizabeth Rajan (SW25-29) running Hamilton Lake in 19:41.
  7. Natalie Hardaker (VW40-44) running Waitangi in 19:47.
  8. Kobi Maslin (JW11-14) running Hagley in 21:02 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Bridget Douglas (VW50-54) running Hagley in 21:02 for the first time.
  10. Gretchen Bourdillon (VW45-49) running Barry Curtis in 22:13.
  11. Naomi Richardson (JW10) running Waitangi in 22:26.
  12. Yoko Miya (VW55-59) running Cornwall in 23:05.
  13. Marcia Hunter (VW65-69) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 23:32.
  14. Jane Pairman (VW60-64) running Broad Park in 23:33.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:17.
  16. Diana Kittow (VW80-84) running Russell Park in 33:19.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 38:57.

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

  1. Corban Straker (SM20-24) running Hagley in 15:40.
  2. Daniel C. Sinclair (JM15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 15:42 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Jamie Coulter-smyth (SM30-34) running Hagley in 15:58 for the first time.
  4. Lorcan Rabbitte (SM18-19) running Waitangi in 16:11 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Gen Foo (VM40-44) running Whanganui Riverbank in 16:21 for the first time.
  6. Hayden Zervos (SM25-29) running Whanganui Riverbank in 16:29 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Dwight Grieve (VM45-49) running Lake2Lake Trail in 16:45 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Chris Sanson (VM35-39) running Palmerston North in 16:51.
  9. Daniel Wordsworth (JM11-14) running Hagley in 17:53 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Shaun Ryan (VM50-54) running Barry Curtis in 18:52.
  11. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Pegasus in 19:11 for the first time.
  12. David Creamer (VM60-64) running Lower Hutt in 19:36.
  13. Bill Revell (VM65-69) running Waitangi in 21:44 for the first time.
  14. David Haver (JM10) running Taupo in 22:36.
  15. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 23:23.
  16. Brian Hayes (VM75-79) running Waitangi in 23:57 for the first time.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 28:12.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 37:29.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:34.

Record breakers

There were 14 age category records broken this week:

Top 100 Countrymen can be viewed here.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats.

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