parkrun NZ Stats 21/05/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for May 21, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 37 parkruns with 2871 (-63) parkrunners and 434 (+15) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

230 (-47) people got their parkrun barcode this week

129 (-38) ran their first parkrun this week

326 (-42) achieved personal bests this week

26 (-7) volunteered for the first time

15 (-12) new age category records were set

2 (-7) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand increased to 31:05.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Loris Reed at Tauranga with a time of 24:58, 97.13% in the VW75-79 age group.


5 parkrunners joined the J10 club

18 parkrunners joined the 25 club

16 parkrunners joined the 50 club

8 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Roslyn Mann, Tania Wain, Colin Wichman, Alison Wheeler, Peter Olds, Keith Todd, David Parker, Mark Turner

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club – congratulations to Tony Redfern,

6 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Annette Slater, Geoff Goodrick, Kelley Robinson, Claire Scott, Helen Watson and Paul Andrews.

Joce Jones achieved her v100.

* 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: Lower Hutt (146), Cornwall Park (189), Hagley (295).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Blenheim, Whanganui Riverbank (27), Hamilton Park (13), Balclutha (10).

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

13 parkruns had higher attendance

21 parkruns had lower attendance

Three parkruns had the same attendance as the week before – Balclutha (10), Russell Park (41) and Lower Hutt (146).

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Owairaka, with a change of 53.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Owairaka with a change of 80%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Barry Curtis and Palmerston North with a change of -27.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of -43%

NZ Anniversaries

Hobsonville Point (3)



PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Owairaka (26), Hagley (25), Hobsonville Point (24), Sherwood Reserve (17) and Western Springs (17).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Russell Park (12 or 29%), Sherwood Reserve (17 or 24%), Otaki River (7 or 23%), Owairaka (26 or 22%) and Foster (16 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (31), Sherwood Reserve (28), Owairaka (22), Hobsonville Point (19) and Lower Hutt (17).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Sherwood Reserve (28 or 40%), Wanaka (10 or 31%), Otaki River (9 or 30%), Russell Park (11 or 27%) and Queenstown (15 or 24%).

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 18:00.
  2. Kimberley Iversen (JW15-17) running Invercargill in 19:27.
  3. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:47.
  4. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:04 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Camilla Penney (SW25-29) running Hagley in 20:09 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  6. Stephanie Walker (SW18-19) running Trentham Memorial in 20:24 setting herself a new PB for the first time.
  7. Helen Kilding (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 20:43.
  8. Jorgia Tucker (JW11-14) running Invercargill in 20:48.
  9. Sally Hale (VW35-39) running Lower Hutt in 21:10.
  10. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:44.
  11. Sunny Lu (VW50-54) running Millwater in 22:10 setting herself a new PB.
  12. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Kapiti Coast in 22:12.
  13. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 23:52.
  14. Loris Reed (VW75-79) running Tauranga in 24:58.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 26:10.
  16. Sophie Sewell (JW10) running Western Springs in 26:20 setting herself a new PB.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 33:37.

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

  1. Nick Moore (VM45-49) running Owairaka in 16:35.
  2. Brian Garmonsway (VM40-44) running Trentham Memorial in 16:57.
  3. Jonah Smith (SM25-29) running Hamilton Lake in 17:06 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Oliver John Palmer (SM30-34) running Hagley in 17:13.
  5. Anthony Jackson (VM35-39) running Trentham Memorial in 17:25.
  6. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 17:41.
  7. Daniel Minwen Chai (SM20-24) running Millwater in 17:57 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Cillian Carroll (JM11-14) running Palmerston North in 18:52.
  9. Oscar Ridout (SM18-19) running Pegasus in 18:53 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Alistair Crozier (VM50-54) running Hagley in 18:58.
  11. Warwick Smith (VM55-59) running Trentham Memorial in 19:38.
  12. John Durand (VM60-64) running Hagley in 20:10 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Ian Ross (VM65-69) running Western Springs in 21:25 setting himself a new PB.
  14. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 22:52.
  15. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 23:02.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 26:00.
  17. David Hamilton (VM80-84) running Owairaka in 33:56.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:26.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:49.

Record Setters

There were 14 age category records broken this week:

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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