parkrun NZ Stats 26/11/2022

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

In New Zealand there were 39 parkruns with 4018 (+846) parkrunners and 460 (+27) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

256 (+38) people got their parkrun barcode this week

210 (+62) ran their first parkrun this week

499 (+113) achieved personal bests this week

29 (+6) volunteered for the first time

18 (+11) new age category records were set

7 (+1) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:16.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:43, 100.8% in the VW55-59 age group.


12 parkrunners joined the J10 club

36 parkrunners joined the 25 club

17 parkrunners joined the 50 club

10 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Broad Park: Robyn Perkins
  • Foster: Colette Benjamin
  • Hagley: Steven Mitchell
  • Hamilton Lake: George Nayager
  • Invercargill: Grant R Baker
  • Millwater: Kerry Attwood
  • Palmerston North: Hisan Wahab, Bob Hartnell
  • Taupo: Sharon Drinnan
  • Whangarei: Michael Johnson

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club:

  • Cornwall Park: Christopher Robb

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Joanne Fukuda, Anna Coppelmans, Andre Chalmers, Heather Toft, Nathan McKinlay.

Gail Sharp achieved her v50 at Dunedin, Erin Bradley achieved her v50 at Flaxmere and Ciaran Canavan achieved his v50 at Whakatane Gardens.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton Lake (210), Cornwall Park (252), Hagley (399).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (22), Balclutha (14), Hamilton Park (13).

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

16 parkruns had higher attendance

16 parkruns had lower attendance

Greytown Woodside Trail and Invercargill recorded the same attendance as the week prior.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley, with a change of 273.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Hagley with a change of 216%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Gisborne with a change of -42.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of -43%.

NZ Anniversaries



PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (33), Cornwall (31), Foster (31), Hamilton Lake (30) and Owairaka (26).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Otaki River (7 or 32%), Lake2Lake Trail (9 or 25%), Hamilton Park (3 or 23%), Foster (31 or 22%) and University of Waikato (9 or 20%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (73), Queenstown (64), Owairaka (53), Wanaka (32) and Lower Hutt (30).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (64 or 53%), Owairaka (53 or 36%), Lake2Lake Trail (12 or 33%), Wanaka (32 or 31%) and East End (18 or 28%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Queenstown in 17:54 for the first time.
  2. Anneke Grogan (SW25-29) running Tauranga in 18:24 for the first time.
  3. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:43.
  4. Nicola Corinne Handley (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:38.
  5. Louise Daly (SW20-24) running Hagley in 20:08.
  6. Juliet Moorhead (JW11-14) running Porirua in 20:26.
  7. Harriet Kingston (SW30-34) running Hagley in 20:26.
  8. Lily James (JW15-17) running Hamilton Lake in 20:42.
  9. Joanne Wainwright (VW45-49) running Owairaka in 20:57 for the first time.
  10. Becky Blay (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:37 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Michele Allison (VW65-69) running Taupo in 21:42 for the first time.
  12. Wendy Cottrell-teahan (VW50-54) running Palmerston North in 21:54.
  13. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 24:02.
  14. Harriet Stretton (JW10) running East End in 25:40 for the first time.
  15. Christine Sewell (VW70-74) running Hagley in 27:39.
  16. Diana Kittow (VW80-84) running Russell Park in 33:26.
  17. Julie Gilbert (VW75-79) running Palmerston North in 38:54.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 55:18.

The 20 fastest males in New Zealand by age category, in pace order, were:

  1. Christopher Dryden (SM20-24) running Hagley in 14:55.
  2. Chris Sanson (VM35-39) running Palmerston North in 15:50.
  3. Casey Thorby (SM18-19) running Taupo in 16:14.
  4. Samuel Bremer (SM25-29) running Cambridge NZ in 16:36 for the first time.
  5. Aj Cornwall (VM45-49) running Palmerston North in 16:58 setting himself a new PB.
  6. David Ashworth (VM40-44) running Porirua in 17:02 for the first time.
  7. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 17:06.
  8. Jarod Thompsett (SM30-34) running Blenheim in 17:22 setting himself a new PB.
  9. Shaun Ryan (VM50-54) running Hobsonville Point in 17:47 for the first time.
  10. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Whakatane Gardens in 18:39 for the first time.
  11. Nic Ratcliffe (JM11-14) running Anderson in 19:20.
  12. Gary Jacobson (VM55-59) running Wanaka in 19:24 for the first time.
  13. Lukas Haver (JM10) running Taupo in 21:37 setting himself a new PB.
  14. Tim J E Smith (VM65-69) running Lake2Lake Trail in 22:10 for the first time.
  15. Gary Kirkman (VM70-74) running Lake2Lake Trail in 23:19.
  16. Blake Wilkins (VM75-79) running Puarenga in 27:37.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 28:56.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 35:15 setting himself a new PB.
  19. Mike Batchelor (SM—) running Whangarei in 46:00.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:39.

Record Setters

There were 17 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

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