parkrun NZ Stats 22/10/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4581 (+250) parkrunners and 517 (-21) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

378 (+9) people got their parkrun barcode this week

310 (+12) ran their first parkrun this week

586 (+37) achieved personal bests this week

36 (+2) volunteered for the first time

28 (-2) new age category records were set

9 (+3) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:13.

There were four new course records this week. Tom Galloway ran 17:00 at Broad Park, Adrian Potter ran 15:16 at Puarenga, Madison Wos ran 18:27 at Trentham Memorial and Alie Corporaal ran 20:45 at Whakatane Gardens.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Anderson with a time of 19:00, 99.3% in the VW55-59 age group.


10 parkrunners joined the J10 club

29 parkrunners joined the 25 club

16 parkrunners joined the 50 club

8 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

8 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Neil Scholes, Avril Thresh, Mary-Ann Janssen, Linda Metzger, Gavin Teahan, Noreen Crombie, Jennie Wellwood, Steve Cowan.

Bridget Lawrence achieved her v50 milestone at Owairaka 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: Hamilton Lake (226), Cornwall Park (228), Hagley (357).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Hamilton Park (27), Ōtaki River (25), Balclutha (24).

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

25 parkruns had higher attendance

14 parkruns had lower attendance

Hamilton Lake recorded the same attendance as last week with 226.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park, with a change of 39.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Flaxmere with a change of 69%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Broad Park with a change of -42.

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

NZ Anniversaries

Owairaka (2)

Foster (4)

Palmerston North (5)



PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Foster (31), Hamilton Lake (30), Hagley (29), Lower Hutt (26) and Tauranga (25).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Hamilton Park (10 or 37%), Broad Park (24 or 29%), Sherwood Reserve (16 or 29%), Whakatane Gardens (13 or 28%) and Trentham Memorial (21 or 24%).

The most first timers were at Queenstown (49), Hagley (32), Puarenga (30), Broad Park (28) and Foster (26).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (49 or 49%), Lake2Lake Trail (15 or 38%), Flaxmere (16 or 36%), Broad Park (28 or 34%) and Greytown Woodside Trail (16 or 31%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Foster in 17:17.
  2. Esther George (SW30-34) running Lower Hutt in 17:48.
  3. Madison Wos (JW11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 18:27 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Karen Donaldson-barron (VW40-44) running Millwater in 18:58.
  5. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Anderson in 19:00 for the first time.
  6. Kate Currie (JW15-17) running Hagley in 19:10.
  7. Caroline Heathorn (VW45-49) running Wanaka in 19:27 for the first time.
  8. Katherine Fry (SW20-24) running Queenstown in 20:15 for the first time.
  9. Anna Hickey (SW25-29) running Millwater in 20:48.
  10. Wendy Richards (VW50-54) running Foster in 21:41.
  11. Winona Lee (SW18-19) running Owairaka in 21:49.
  12. Julie Wilson (VW60-64) running Palmerston North in 22:33.
  13. Kiana Wealleans (JW10) running Trentham Memorial in 25:03.
  14. Anne Thompstone (VW70-74) running Dunedin in 26:09 for the first time.
  15. Elizabeth Dainty (VW65-69) running Porirua in 27:05.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 32:43.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 37:05.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 51:43.

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

  1. Adrian Potter (SM25-29) running Puarenga in 15:16 for the first time.
  2. Hassan Mccall (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:29.
  3. Nick Moore (VM45-49) running Owairaka in 16:34.
  4. Jeroen Mattheus (SM30-34) running Lake2Lake Trail in 16:59 for the first time.
  5. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Lower Hutt in 17:00.
  6. Matt Parsonage (VM40-44) running Puarenga in 17:19.
  7. Mark Boon (VM35-39) running Foster in 17:23.
  8. Seamus Kelly (SM20-24) running Hamilton Lake in 17:33 for the first time.
  9. Max Aldridge (JM11-14) running Hagley in 17:56.
  10. Eli Harvey (SM18-19) running Blenheim in 18:17 for the first time.
  11. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:45.
  12. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 19:10.
  13. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 19:59.
  14. Paul Ritchie (VM65-69) running Taupo in 21:42.
  15. Les Rootsey (VM75-79) running Foster in 23:49 setting himself a new PB.
  16. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 24:17.
  17. Mervyn Burt (VM80-84) running Pegasus in 30:42.
  18. Ian Colledge (VM80-84) running Puarenga in 30:42 for the first time.
  19. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Porirua in 38:20 for the first time.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 57:49.

Record Breakers

There were 28 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. The top 100 Countryman table can be viewed here.

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