parkrun NZ Stats 26/02/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for February 26, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 14 parkruns, with 716 (+161) parkrunners and 134 (+18) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

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

66 (+38) ran their first parkrun this week

103 (+24) achieved personal bests this week

9 (+1) volunteered for the first time

14 (-4) new age category records were set

1 (-2) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 31:02.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Bruce Edwards at Puarenga with a time of 18:46, 85.44% in the VM60-64 age group.


3 parkrunners joined the J10 club

9 parkrunners joined the 25 club

3 parkrunner joined the 50 club

3 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Corinna Flawn, Kirstin Hunter, and Barry Smith

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Geoff McMillan

0 parkrunners joined the V25 club


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Blenheim and Puarenga (60), Gisborne (71), East End (89).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Whanganui Riverbank (35), Balclutha (31), Ōtaki River (27).

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

8 parkruns had higher attendance

4 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was East End, with a change of 33.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Gisborne with a change of 65%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Puarenga with a change of -15.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Puarenga with a change of -20%.

NZ Anniversaries

Wanaka (4)


Anderson, Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Cornwall, Dunedin, Foster, Hagley, Hamilton Lake, Hobsonville Point, Invercargill, Lower Hutt, Millwater, Owairaka, Palmerston North, Pegasus, Porirua, Sherwood Reserve, Tauranga, Trentham Memorial, University of Waikato, Western Springs and Whangarei.

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at East End (22), Puarenga (11), Hamilton Park (10), Taupo (10) and Whanganui Riverbank (8).

The most PBs by percentage of field was East End (22 or 25%), Whanganui Riverbank (8 or 23%), Otaki River (6 or 22%), Taupo (10 or 22%) and Hamilton Park (10 or 19%).

The most first timers were at Hamilton Park (34), Gisborne (13), Otaki River (13), Wanaka (13) and Greytown Woodside Trail (11).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Hamilton Park (34 or 65%), Otaki River (13 or 48%), Wanaka (13 or 27%), Greytown Woodside Trail (11 or 20%) and Gisborne (13 or 18%).

The fastest among us

The 16 fastest females in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Lucy Lawlor (SW30-34) running Kapiti Coast in 20:38.
  2. Georgia Cahill (SW25-29) running East End in 21:27 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Kapiti Coast in 21:53.
  4. Leah Kilmister (JW11-14) running Taupo in 22:18 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Anja Crombie (JW15-17) running Puarenga in 22:56.
  6. Emma Keith (VW35-39) running Gisborne in 22:57 for the first time.
  7. Jo Cumming (VW40-44) running Gisborne in 23:48 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Sarah Chambers (VW45-49) running Kapiti Coast in 24:00 for the first time.
  9. Angla Bowater (SW20-24) running Whanganui Riverbank in 24:45 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Louise Wilkinson (VW60-64) running Wanaka in 24:57.
  11. Wendy Milne (VW50-54) running Taupo in 26:09.
  12. Mignon Stevenson (VW65-69) running Whanganui Riverbank in 27:17.
  13. Lily Gemmill (JW10) running Hamilton Park in 27:31 for the first time.
  14. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 27:41.
  15. Noeline Munro (VW75-79) running Wanaka in 43:08.
  16. Sheila Waters (VW80-84) running Blenheim in 43:45.

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

  1. Anthony Jackson (VM35-39) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 16:52 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Tommy Hayes (SM20-24) running East End in 17:06 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Andrew Crosland (VM40-44) running Otaki River in 18:05 for the first time.
  4. Pat Taylor (SM30-34) running Kapiti Coast in 18:06.
  5. Heath Lash (JM15-17) running Puarenga in 18:19 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Puarenga in 18:46.
  7. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 19:04.
  8. Andrew Scurr (VM45-49) running Taupo in 19:26 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Kieran John Fitzpatrick (SM25-29) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 19:54 for the first time.
  10. Alan Crombie (VM50-54) running Puarenga in 20:12.
  11. Isaac Steenson (JM11-14) running East End in 20:19.
  12. Geoffrey Anderson (VM65-69) running Blenheim in 20:19.
  13. Kaleb Carter (SM18-19) running Kapiti Coast in 20:26 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Reid Cumming (JM10) running Gisborne in 22:37.
  15. Ross Gatenby (VM70-74) running Balclutha in 24:04.
  16. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 26:47.
  17. Neil Holland (VM85-89) running Puarenga in 51:38.
  18. Austin Hutcheon (VM80-84) running Taupo in 55:01.

*There’s no other volunteer data currently available other than what is in these stats. Other milestones have been notified to Runs With A Barcode.

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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