parkrun NZ Stats 27/08/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for August 27, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 38 parkruns with 3250 (+484) parkrunners and 456 (+64) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

270 216 (-44) people got their parkrun barcode this week

208 127 (-77) ran their first parkrun this week

307 (+58) achieved personal bests this week

28 (-) volunteered for the first time

39 (+28) new age category records were set, 29 of these were at the launch of Lake2Lake Trail parkrun.

6 (+3) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand remains 31:09.

There was one new course record this week. Josh Jordan ran 15:34 at Trentham Memorial.

New course records were set at the launch of Lake2Lake Trail parkrun. Nathan Shanks set the men’s course record with 16:55 and Devon Grant set the women’s course record with 21:43.

The top age graded runner was Sally Gibbs at Whanganui Riverbank with a time of 18:48, 100.35% in the VW55-59 age group.


6 parkrunners joined the J10 club

26 parkrunners joined the 25 club

13 parkrunners joined the 50 club

12 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

No parkrunners joined the 250 club.

5 parkrunners joined the V25 club – Tony Austin, Graeme Stanton, Sarah Davies, Ines Neubert and Rachel Miller.

Matt Parsonage achieved his v100 milestone at Puarenga, Joanne Simpson achieved her v100 at Cambridge NZ.

* 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: Hobsonville Point (163), Cornwall Park (174), Hagley (342).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (29), Greytown Woodside Trail (25), Whanganui Riverbank (19).

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

16 parkruns had higher attendance

16 parkruns had lower attendance

University of Waikato recorded the same attendance as the week prior, this is the third week in a row they’ve had 35 finishers.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt, with a change of 69.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Puarenga with a change of 159%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Owairaka, Dunedin and Hamilton Lake all with a change of -30.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Gisborne with a change of -41%

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (32), Millwater (21), Palmerston North (18), Trentham Memorial (17) and Western Springs (14).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Hamilton Park (8 or 25%), Trentham Memorial (17 or 22%), Balclutha (7 or 21%), University of Waikato (7 or 20%) and Wanaka (10 or 20%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (35), Cornwall (21), Hobsonville Point (21), Queenstown (19) and Western Springs (17).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Russell Park (10 or 31%), Queenstown (19 or 31%), Wanaka (13 or 26%), University of Waikato (8 or 23%) and Hamilton Park (7 or 22%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Foster in 17:48.
  2. Sally Gibbs (VW55-59) running Whanganui Riverbank in 18:48.
  3. Lahana Reeves (SW20-24) running Foster in 18:51 setting herself a new PB.
  4. Bridget Lumsden (SW30-34) running Hagley in 19:49.
  5. Amanda Waldron (SW25-29) running Russell Park in 20:02.
  6. Fleur Pawsey (VW40-44) running Hagley in 20:11.
  7. Olivia Rooney (JW15-17) running Barry Curtis in 20:12 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Katie Jordan (JW11-14) running Trentham Memorial in 20:33.
  9. Faye Mcilroy (VW45-49) running Millwater in 21:18 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Winona Lee (SW18-19) running Barry Curtis in 21:35 setting herself a new PB.
  11. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 23:08.
  12. Nuala Dunne (VW60-64) running Whanganui Riverbank in 23:37.
  13. Anna Christophorou (VW50-54) running Hagley in 24:14.
  14. Elise Laurenson (JW10) running Lower Hutt in 25:22.
  15. Gail Kirkman (VW70-74) running Lake2Lake Trail in 25:28 for the first time.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 34:20.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 39:03.

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

  1. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 15:34 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Daniel Du Toit (SM18-19) running Trentham Memorial in 15:57 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Corban Straker (SM20-24) running Hagley in 16:35.
  4. William O’connor (SM30-34) running Millwater in 16:36 setting himself a new PB.
  5. Alex Kelliher (VM35-39) running Hagley in 16:55.
  6. Fletcher Greaves (SM25-29) running Foster in 17:38.
  7. John Marshall (VM50-54) running Pegasus in 17:55.
  8. Keith Burrows (VM45-49) running Owairaka in 18:06.
  9. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:36.
  10. Mike Trees (VM55-59) running Hobsonville Point in 18:41 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Adam Berry (VM40-44) running Owairaka in 18:43.
  12. Sky Bush (JM11-14) running Foster in 19:34 setting himself a new PB.
  13. Steve Fairley (VM65-69) running Hobsonville Point in 22:00 for the first time.
  14. Jackson Pickering (JM10) running Millwater in 22:29 setting himself a new PB.
  15. Graeme Adams (VM70-74) running Tauranga in 23:55.
  16. John Billing (VM75-79) running East End in 26:41.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:58.
  18. Garth Barfoot (VM85-89) running Sherwood Reserve in 45:36.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 59:35.

Record Breakers

There were 8 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view the top 100 countrymen here.

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