parkrun NZ stats 26/06/2021

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for June 26, 2021

In New Zealand there were 28 parkruns, with 2956 (+271) parkrunners and 342 (-36) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

215 (-21) people got their parkrun barcode this week

115 (-47) ran their first parkrun this week

355 (+57) achieved personal bests this week

26 volunteered for the first time

9 (-5) new age category records were set

4 (-3) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 30:59.

There were two new course records this week: Luke Scott (14:26 at Palmerston North) and Dwight Grieve (16:23 at Invercargill).

Luke’s record is also the new New Zealand men’s record.

The top age graded runner was Luke Scott at Palmerston North with a time of 14:26, 91.34% in the SM18-19 age group.


19 parkrunners joined the 50 club

8 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Tim Hargest, Annie Scholfield, Raewyn Jones, Ryan Whitburn, Toni Green, Robyn Smith, Matt Duxfield and Mark Fitzgerald.

4 parkrunners joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Richard Knott (Hagley), Gary FieldesAnnette Hermans and Tau Holden (all Hamilton Lake).

5 parkrunners achieved their V25 milestone – Roslyn Mann, Deborah Clearwater, Leigh Hamilton, Alan Ryan and Quentin Clarkson.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Cornwall Park (238), Pegasus (249), Hagley (279).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Gisborne (39), Whanganui Riverbank (35), Balclutha (22). 

There were no new attendance records set this week.

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

19 parkruns had higher attendance

9 parkruns had lower attendance than last week

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park, with a change of 156.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Cornwall Park with a change of 190%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Queenstown with a change of -28.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of -36%.

NZ Anniversaries

Puarenga (5)

Pegasus parkrun celebrated a belated 5th birthday in conjunction with their 250th event.


Greytown Woodside Trail, Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Trentham Memorial – Covid Alert Level 2 Restrictions.

Personal Bests

The most PBs were at Cornwall (32), Millwater (29), Western Springs (27), Hamilton Lake (21) and Pegasus (21).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whanganui Riverbank (12 or 34%), Owairaka (15 or 22%), Western Springs (27 or 18%), Millwater (29 or 17%) and Flaxmere (7 or 16%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (SW30-34) running Hagley in 17:53.
  2. Georgia-Rose Dawson (JW15-17) running Hagley in 18:30 for the first time.
  3. Aimee Ferguson (SW18-19) running Hamilton Lake in 18:37 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Katie Wyrill (VW35-39) running Millwater in 18:44.
  5. Karis Rae (VW45-49) running Palmerston North in 19:24.
  6. Gretchen Bourdillon (VW40-44) running Barry Curtis in 19:26 setting herself a new PB.
  7. Kimberley Iversen (JW11-14) running Invercargill in 19:48.
  8. Robyn Lesh (SW25-29) running Wanaka in 20:02 for the first time.
  9. Suzanne Mackie (VW55-59) running Hagley in 21:25.
  10. Anneke Muller (SW20-24) running Hagley in 21:28.
  11. Jacqueline Kemp (VW50-54) running Cornwall in 23:00.
  12. Eve Stanley (VW60-64) running Millwater in 24:54.
  13. Vivien Eyers (VW65-69) running Wanaka in 25:50.
  14. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 25:53.
  15. Aemelia Radich (JW10) running Palmerston North in 26:18 setting herself a new PB.
  16. Anna Reid (VW75-79) running Hagley in 33:32.
  17. Eileen Odgers (VW80-84) running Hamilton Lake in 42:45.

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

  1. Luke Scott (SM18-19) running Palmerston North in 14:26 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Dwight Grieve (VM40-44) running Invercargill in 16:23 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Ben Hitchcock (SM25-29) running East End in 16:40 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Mark Reid (VM50-54) running Pegasus in 16:57.
  5. Kyle Bridgeman (VM35-39) running East End in 17:12.
  6. George Douglas Mawson (JM15-17) running Hobsonville Point in 17:18 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Alex Witt (SM20-24) running Pegasus in 17:22.
  8. Max Tuttle (JM11-14) running Millwater in 17:30 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Doug Moore (SM30-34) running Gisborne in 17:41.
  10. Shaun Ryan (VM45-49) running Barry Curtis in 18:23.
  11. Peter Caudwell (VM55-59) running Puarenga in 19:59.
  12. John Durand (VM60-64) running Pegasus in 20:02.
  13. Eric Phimister (VM70-74) running Anderson in 21:22.
  14. Greg Boyd (VM65-69) running Hobsonville Point in 21:30.
  15. C J Iversen (JM10) running Invercargill in 21:37 setting himself a new PB.
  16. Evan Macintosh (VM75-79) running Invercargill in 27:18.
  17. David Hamilton (VM80-84) running Cornwall in 31:58.
  18. Ray Turner (VM85-89) running Cornwall in 39:29.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 54:50.
Kudos to the volunteers

A shout out to our top 100 countrymen who chose to volunteer this weekend: Martin at East End , Nneka at Flaxmere , Linda and Scott at Owairaka , Nigel and Grant at Barry Curtis , Alison at Puarenga , Roslyn , Hans and Eleisha at Anderson , Dan and Judy at Whanganui Riverbank , Martin at Whangarei , and Suzy at Foster.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view a table of the top 100 statespeople (or Alltearoans perhaps) here.

One reply on “parkrun NZ stats 26/06/2021”

Always enjoy the stats, thanks. Great to see the extra ones this week, particularly like the section on numbers of PB’s. Thanks.

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