parkrun NZ Stats 26/03/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 29 parkruns (up 15 on last week), with 2100 (+1500) parkrunners and 328 (+195) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

165 (+80) people got their parkrun barcode this week

120 (+90) ran their first parkrun this week

236 (+118) achieved personal bests this week

20 (+14) volunteered for the first time

16 (+12) new age category records were set

11 (+9) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains at 31:03.

There was one new course record this week: Kimberley Iverson (18:40 at Invercargill).

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Tauranga with a time of 18:26, 100.9% in the VW55-59 age group.


4 parkrunners joined the J10 club

15 parkrunners joined the 25 club

9 parkrunners joined the 50 club

7 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Anton McLean, Tim Rutledge, Deborah Sims, Alan Wang, Linda Barker, Aimee Withington and Kaylee Earl.

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Tristan Nicholls, Kristin Bainbridge and Glenn Perkinson


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton lake (146), Cornwall Park (156, Hagley (283).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Whanganui Riverbank (26), Flaxmere (21), Balclutha (21).

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

5 parkruns had higher attendance

8 parkruns had lower attendance

East End had the same attendance as last week with 71.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Blenheim, with a change of 8.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Blenheim with a change of 27%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Taupō with a change of -13.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Taupō with a change of -22%.

There were no new attendance records.

NZ Anniversaries



Cambridge NZ, Dunedin, Foster, Millwater, Sherwood Reserve, University of Waikato and Western Springs.

Personal Bests and first timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (34), Hamilton Lake (14), Hobsonville Point (12), Otaki River (12) and Blenheim (11).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (12 or 38%), Blenheim (11 or 29%), Hamilton Park (9 or 27%), Gisborne (9 or 21%) and Wanaka (7 or 21%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (29), Cornwall (22), Hobsonville Point (16), East End (14) and Owairaka (14).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Hamilton Park (12 or 36%), Otaki River (9 or 28%), Whanganui Riverbank (6 or 23%), East End (14 or 20%) and Flaxmere (4 or 19%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 17:31.
  2. Louise Brabyn (JW15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:19 setting herself a new PB.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Tauranga in 18:26.
  4. Eleanor Pugh (JW11-14) running Tauranga in 18:36 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Pip Tuckey (VW35-39) running Barry Curtis in 19:06.
  6. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:06.
  7. Natasha Pitman (VW45-49) running Queenstown in 20:29 for the first time.
  8. Brigitte Masse (VW50-54) running Hagley in 21:22.
  9. Sophie Pitt (SW25-29) running Hagley in 21:37.
  10. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:47.
  11. Winona Lee (SW18-19) running Owairaka in 21:56 setting herself a new PB.
  12. Samantha Hall (SW20-24) running Hamilton Lake in 24:17.
  13. Pauline Poore (VW60-64) running Hagley in 24:17.
  14. Carey Dickason (VW70-74) running Blenheim in 27:19.
  15. Cassidy Bishop (JW10) running Tauranga in 27:41.
  16. Noeline Munro (VW75-79) running Wanaka in 42:08.
  17. Lizi Eade (VW80-84) running Kapiti Coast in 47:49.

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

  1. Harry Rattray (SM20-24) running Hagley in 16:22.
  2. Steve Furminger (SM25-29) running Whangarei in 16:25 for the first time.
  3. Alex Kelliher (VM35-39) running Hagley in 16:34 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Craig Iversen (VM45-49) running Invercargill in 16:37.
  5. Noah Fenwick (SM18-19) running Hagley in 16:43 setting himself a new PB.
  6. Nathan Coombes (SM30-34) running East End in 16:58.
  7. Tram O’callaghan (JM15-17) running Hagley in 17:15 setting himself a new PB.
  8. Grant Mclean (VM50-54) running Kapiti Coast in 17:41 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Reuben Tomlinson (VM40-44) running Hamilton Lake in 18:00.
  10. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Hagley in 18:13 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 18:23.
  12. Silas Gann (JM11-14) running Hamilton Lake in 19:14 setting himself a new PB.
  13. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 21:15 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Rodger Ward (VM65-69) running Hagley in 22:32.
  15. Paul Berry (VM70-74) running Cornwall in 22:56.
  16. Brian Mitchell (VM75-79) running Blenheim in 26:07.
  17. Roger Purchas (VM80-84) running Palmerston North in 41:48.
  18. Neil Holland (VM85-89) running Puarenga in 49:04.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 57:16.

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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