parkrun NZ Stats 22/01/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for January 22, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 34 (plus two on last week) parkruns, with 3309 (+150) parkrunners and 418 (+42) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

308 (+23) people got their parkrun barcode this week

229 (+17) ran their first parkrun this week

414 (+50) achieved personal bests this week

34 (+8) volunteered for the first time

19 (-15) new age category records were set.

9 (-9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand is now 31:02.

There was one new course record this week: Hannah Oldroyd (19:28 at Sherwood Reserve)

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:36, 100% in the VW55-59 age group.


5 parkrunners joined the J10 club

30 parkrunners joined the 25 club

18 parkrunners joined the 50 club

11 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Thomas Wynne, Gill Scarth, Max Bania, Annabel Reid, Karen Leadley, Aidan Cho, Matt Spierings, Ronen Sharvit, Sarah Wiwarena, Mercedes Glover and Justin Hill

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

6 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Bruce Wilson, Beth Aldridge.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Cornwall Park (186), Lower Hutt (226), Hagley (311).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha (39), Ōtaki River (38), Whanganui Riverbank (32).

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

15 parkruns had higher attendance

16 parkruns had lower attendance

Sherwood Reserve recorded the same as the previous week with 44.

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

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Wanaka with a change of 59%.

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

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Ōtaki River with a change of -58%.

NZ Anniversaries

Kapiti Coast (7)



Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (33), Lower Hutt (30), Trentham Memorial (27), Owairaka (22) and Cornwall (20).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (18 or 47%), Trentham Memorial (27 or 27%), Owairaka (22 or 26%), Whanganui Riverbank (7 or 22%) and East End (16 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (46), Wanaka (27), Sherwood Reserve (25), Tauranga (24) and Trentham Memorial (24).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Sherwood Reserve (25 or 57%), Wanaka (27 or 37%), Otaki River (14 or 37%), Taupo (18 or 32%) and Greytown Woodside Trail (12 or 26%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:36 for the first time.
  2. Madison Wos (JW11-14) running Lower Hutt in 19:00 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Hannah Oldroyd (SW30-34) running Sherwood Reserve in 19:28 for the first time.
  4. Lindsay Barwick (VW45-49) running Lower Hutt in 19:30.
  5. Hayley Cornwall (JW15-17) running Palmerston North in 20:23.
  6. Nicole Cameron (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:38.
  7. Sara Metzger (SW25-29) running Queenstown in 20:41.
  8. Gretchen Bourdillon (VW40-44) running Barry Curtis in 20:55.
  9. Hinano Andrews (VW35-39) running Lower Hutt in 21:23.
  10. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:37.
  11. Bela Cameron (JW10) running Hagley in 21:43 setting herself a new PB.
  12. Haven Drinnan (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 22:03.
  13. Debbie Telfer (VW60-64) running Invercargill in 22:19.
  14. Melissa Bray (VW50-54) running Porirua in 22:19.
  15. Margaret Flanagan (VW70-74) running Hagley in 26:06.
  16. Anna Reid (VW75-79) running Hagley in 34:26.
  17. Sheila Waters (VW80-84) running Blenheim in 46:02.

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

  1. Finn Molloy (SM20-24) running Trentham Memorial in 16:07 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:10 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Anthony Jackson (VM35-39) running Trentham Memorial in 16:30 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Thomas Clarke (SM18-19) running Hagley in 16:47.
  5. Steve Morrow (VM45-49) running Gisborne in 16:48.
  6. Fletcher Greaves (SM25-29) running Pegasus in 17:12 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Sam Herring (SM30-34) running Western Springs in 17:22 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Callum Wos (JM11-14) running Lower Hutt in 17:24 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Shaun Mcwhirter (VM40-44) running Hagley in 17:40.
  10. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:40.
  11. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:48.
  12. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Porirua in 19:18 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 19:33.
  14. Geoffrey Anderson (VM65-69) running Blenheim in 20:43.
  15. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 23:31.
  16. Barry Jones (VM75-79) running Sherwood Reserve in 26:58 for the first time.
  17. Peter Ellis (VM80-84) running Kapiti Coast in 32:43.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:49.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 59:17.
New age category records

Top 100 countrymen is based on the most events table, which shows parkrunners who have run at 15 or most New Zealand events.

*There’s no other volunteer data currently available other than what is in these stats. Other milestones have been notified to Runs With A Barcode.

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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