parkrun NZ Stats 24/12/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 5356 (+1158) parkrunners and 540 (+33) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

354 (+100) people got their parkrun barcode this week

336 (+156) ran their first parkrun this week

590 (+173) achieved personal bests this week

26 (-12) volunteered for the first time

47 (+1) new age category records were set.

19 (+9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:18.

There were three new course records this week. Michelle Van Looy (20:56 at Ara Harakeke), Joel Carman (16:26 at Ara Harakeke) and Craig Iversen (16:05 at Invercargill).

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Tauranga with a time of 18:28, 102.17% in the VW55-59 age group.


17 parkrunners joined the J10 club

34 parkrunners joined the 25 club

26 parkrunners joined the 50 club

12 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Balclutha : Oliver Scarth
  • Barry Curtis : Gretchen Bourdillon
  • Cornwall Park : Roo Stewart
  • Dunedin : Azriel Gray
  • Hagley : Vicki Taylor
  • Hobsonville Point : Daniel Faulke, Debbie Craighead
  • Lower Hutt : Caitlin Carew
  • Pegasus : Cheryl Kessack
  • Queenstown : Rieko Trees
  • Taupo : Murray Drinnan
  • Tauranga : Malcolm Hurley

3 parkrunners joined the 250 club:

  • Cornwall Park : Ruth Laing
  • Millwater : Vivienne Glenday
  • Wanaka : Kylie Green

7 parkrunners joined the V25 club this weekend (Saturday and Sunday): Tony Coombe, Cathy Moorcroft, Sue Langley, Julian Joy, Craig Lindsay, Amelia Stokes, Gerry White.

John kelly achieved his v50 at Owairaka.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know either in the comments below or email runswithabarcode@gmail.com.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Lower Hutt (271), Cornwall Park (309), Hagley (462).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (38), Russell Park (36), Balclutha (18).

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

34 parkruns had higher attendance

6 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt, with a change of 84.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Whakatane Gardens with a change of 383%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Owairaka with a change of -17.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Owairaka with a change of -15%.

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