parkrun NZ Stats 25/03/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for March 25, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 41 parkruns with 5387 (+787) parkrunners and 559 520 (+39) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

476 (+109) people got their parkrun barcode this week

343 (-102) ran their first parkrun this week

839 (+207) achieved personal bests this week

52 (+15) volunteered for the first time

43 (+27) new age category records were set (31 of these were at Waitangi’s inaugural event)

14 (+8) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:26.

Course records were set for Waitangi; Josh Jordan 16:12 and Natalie Hardaker 19:37.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 53:34, 112.41% in the VM95-99 age group.


12 parkrunners joined the J10 club

43 parkrunners joined the 25 club

14 parkrunners joined the 50 club

21 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Barry Curtis: Lana Lobjot
  • Cambridge: Brian Prescott
  • Cornwall Park: Wayne Munro, Menaka Sumanasena
  • Greytown Woodside Trail: Kim Register
  • Hagley: James Manser
  • Hamilton Lake: Cindy Popplestone, Wendy Fox, Noel Richmond
  • Hobsonville Point: Barry Fouche
  • Lower Hutt: Vincent Hao
  • Millwater: Jessica Discombe
  • Palmerston North: Sean Faasen
  • Queenstown: Lauren Arnold, Declan Murray
  • Taupo: Patricia Carden
  • Tauranga: Gary Albers
  • Western Springs: Laurence Misonne
  • Whakatane Gardens: Reuben Tomlinson
  • Whanganui Riverbank: Malcom Hutchins
  • Whangarei: Nigel Gilmer

5 parkrunners joined the 250 club

  • Cornwall Park: Ben Xue, Glenda McDermott, Nick Feehan
  • Hamilton Lake: Helen Hall-King
  • Lower Hutt: Dinesh Govind

7 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Hannah Shallard, Matthew Hall, Nick Feehan, James Manser, Lee Webber, Sean Faasen and Tony Valentine.

* 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: Millwater (281), Waitangi (287), Hagley (567).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (24), Lake2Lake Trail (22), Hamilton Park (16).

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

20 parkruns had higher attendance

18 parkruns had lower attendance

Queenstown recorded the same attendance this week as last week with 114.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hamilton Lake, with a change of 128.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Lake with a change of 94%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Invercargill with a change of -67.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Invercargill with a change of -46%.

Attendance Records

Millwater 281 (up from 257 set on January 25, 2020)

Waitangi 287 (inaugural event)

NZ Anniversaries




2 replies on “parkrun NZ Stats 25/03/2023”

Hi John, no, these are supplied separately and didn’t account for the start of Waitangi so can’t be 100% sure of their accuracy.

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