parkrun NZ Stats 24/09/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for September 24, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 39 parkruns with 4150 (+184) parkrunners and 482 (+12) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

361 (-14) people got their parkrun barcode this week

270 (-15) ran their first parkrun this week

511 (-52) achieved personal bests this week

26 (-9) volunteered for the first time

22 (-14) new age category records were set

16 (+3) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:11.

There were two new course records this week. Matt Parsonage ran 16:52 at Whakatāne Gardens, Boh Ritchie ran 17:28 at Tauranga.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 19:06, 98.78% in the VW55-59 age group.


9 parkrunners joined the J10 club

26 parkrunners joined the 25 club

16 parkrunners joined the 50 club

7 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

2 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Garth Low, Craig Swensson.

Caro James achieved her v50 at Hobsonville Point, Jan Sherley achieved her v250 milestone at Whangarei.

* 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 (201), Cornwall Park (259), Hagley (427).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (28), Flaxmere (27), Russell Park (21).

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

19 parkruns had higher attendance

17 parkruns had lower attendance

Ōtaki River and Whangarei recorded the same attendance as the week prior.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley, with a change of 70.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of 45%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt with a change of -86.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Flaxmere with a change of -54%.

NZ Anniversaries

East End (4)



PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (60), Cornwall (36), Whangarei (28), Whakatane Gardens (27) and Anderson (26).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whakatane Gardens (27 or 31%), Hamilton Park (13 or 30%), Lake2Lake Trail (19 or 28%), Sherwood Reserve (15 or 26%) and Anderson (26 or 24%).

The most first timers were at Whakatane Gardens (47), Hagley (44), Tauranga (43), Western Springs (32) and Queenstown (29).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Whakatane Gardens (47 or 54%), Queenstown (29 or 39%), Lake2Lake Trail (21 or 31%), Hamilton Park (13 or 30%) and Tauranga (43 or 28%).

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 17:13.
  2. Boh Ritchie (JW15-17) running Tauranga in 17:28 for the first time.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 19:06.
  4. Fiona Love (VW40-44) running Wanaka in 19:32.
  5. Angela Doig (SW30-34) running Blenheim in 19:48 for the first time.
  6. Stephanie Walker (SW20-24) running Palmerston North in 19:50.
  7. Amy Rice (SW25-29) running Lower Hutt in 20:36 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Kaylee Earl (JW11-14) running Whangarei in 20:38 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Phoebe Carter (SW18-19) running Hagley in 20:49 for the first time.
  10. Wendy Richards (VW50-54) running Foster in 21:30 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Kat Macmillan (VW45-49) running Tauranga in 22:45.
  12. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 23:54.
  13. Paige Veal (JW10) running Tauranga in 24:03 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 24:40.
  15. Karen Crossan (VW65-69) running Barry Curtis in 26:53.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 31:57.
  17. Wendy Wilkins (VW75-79) running Puarenga in 38:19.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 51:35.

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

  1. Christopher Dryden (SM20-24) running Hagley in 15:14.
  2. Mat Wiseman (VM40-44) running Hagley in 16:17 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 16:28.
  4. Harry Witt (JM15-17) running Pegasus in 16:40.
  5. Mark Macdermot (SM25-29) running Taupo in 16:41 for the first time.
  6. Craig Iversen (VM45-49) running Invercargill in 16:41.
  7. Giles Witt (SM18-19) running Pegasus in 16:42 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Nikko Kelly (JM11-14) running Owairaka in 17:51 for the first time.
  9. Dwayne Collecutt (SM30-34) running Whangarei in 17:59.
  10. Mark Reid (VM50-54) running Pegasus in 18:00.
  11. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:36.
  12. David Hadley (VM55-59) running East End in 19:14 setting himself a new PB.
  13. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 20:15.
  14. Rodger Ward (VM65-69) running Hagley in 22:02.
  15. Gary Kirkman (VM70-74) running Lake2Lake Trail in 23:21 setting himself a new PB.
  16. Blake Wilkins (VM75-79) running Puarenga in 25:04.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:57.
  18. Mike Batchelor (SM—) running Whangarei in 44:08.
  19. Geoff Foreman (VM85-89) running Gisborne in 50:34.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:17.

Record Breakers

There were 19 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view the top 100 countrymen here.

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