parkrun NZ Stats 23/07/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for July 23, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 36 parkruns with 3067 (+89) parkrunners and 413 (-3) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

232 (+41) people got their parkrun barcode this week

150 (+2) ran their first parkrun this week

319 (+49) achieved personal bests this week

29 (-3) volunteered for the first time

9 (-) new age category records were set

7 (+5) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:07.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:44, 100.71% in the VW55-59 age group.


6 parkrunners joined the J10 club

14 parkrunners joined the 25 club

14 parkrunners joined the 50 club

2 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Anne Bridgman and Robyn Koch.

3 parkrunners joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Laura Cardwell, Liz Neill and Carole Wright.

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Keira Shallard, Keith Procter, Jennifer Doolan, Geoff Gilfedder and Lisa McGonigle.

* 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 (159), Hamilton Lake (184), Hagley (257).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Flaxmere (27), Balclutha (23), Ōtaki River (20).

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

22 parkruns had higher attendance

13 parkruns had lower attendance

Whangarei recorded the same attendance as the week before.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hamilton Lake, with a change of 43.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of 214%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Barry Curtis, with a change of -34.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was University of Waikato with a change of -50%

NZ Anniversaries

Cornwall Park (10)


Invercargill (council works in park)

PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Millwater (27), Hagley (22), Palmerston North (20), Hobsonville Point (18) and Owairaka (18).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (5 or 25%), Trentham Memorial (15 or 25%), Sherwood Reserve (11 or 18%), Millwater (27 or 17%) and Owairaka (18 or 16%).

The most first timers were at Queenstown (32), Hagley (24), Hamilton Park (20), Western Springs (20) and Puarenga (18).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (32 or 49%), Hamilton Park (20 or 45%), Wanaka (14 or 35%), Sherwood Reserve (17 or 28%) and Puarenga (18 or 24%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Pegasus in 17:28.
  2. Boh Ritchie (JW15-17) running Hamilton Lake in 17:54 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:44.
  4. Rebecca Ward (VW50-54) running Hobsonville Point in 19:38 for the first time.
  5. Nisha Moorfield (JW11-14) running Hamilton Lake in 19:53 setting herself a new PB.
  6. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:05.
  7. Krystyna Knight (SW25-29) running Owairaka in 20:06.
  8. Charli Miller (SW18-19) running Hamilton Lake in 20:20.
  9. Naomi Mcgarva (SW30-34) running Western Springs in 20:22 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Kirsten Blake (VW45-49) running Whangarei in 21:01.
  11. Christine Adamson (VW65-69) running Western Springs in 21:47.
  12. Rieko Trees (VW40-44) running Millwater in 22:23 for the first time.
  13. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 24:31.
  14. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:42.
  15. Ellie Freeman (JW10) running Trentham Memorial in 26:12 for the first time.
  16. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 37:00.
  17. Diana Kittow (VW80-84) running Russell Park in 37:33.

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

  1. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Lower Hutt in 15:55.
  2. Darian Sorouri (SM25-29) running Anderson in 16:07.
  3. Oliver John Palmer (SM30-34) running Hagley in 16:24.
  4. Daniel Du Toit (SM18-19) running Trentham Memorial in 16:24.
  5. Steve Morrow (VM45-49) running Gisborne in 16:39.
  6. Daniel Stouffer (VM40-44) running Hagley in 16:42 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Benjamin Britton (SM20-24) running Queenstown in 17:10.
  8. Callum Wos (JM11-14) running Lower Hutt in 17:28.
  9. Anthony Jackson (VM35-39) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 17:33.
  10. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Palmerston North in 17:51.
  11. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 18:51.
  12. Ricky Gutsell (VM60-64) running Hamilton Park in 19:14.
  13. Gavin Stevens (VM65-69) running Cornwall in 20:47.
  14. Philip Kidd (VM70-74) running Kapiti Coast in 22:59.
  15. Jack Coombe (JM10) running Anderson in 23:29.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:26.
  17. Selwyn James Parker (VM80-84) running Hobsonville Point in 29:13.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 42:02.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 54:48.

Record Breakers

There were 9 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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