parkrun NZ Stats 29/04/2023

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for April 29, 2023.

In New Zealand there were 41 parkruns with 5379 (+843) parkrunners and 564 (+10) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

438 (-9) people got their parkrun barcode this week

337 (+94) ran their first parkrun this week

919 (+389) achieved personal bests this week

42 (-3) volunteered for the first time

21 (+6) new age category records were set

6 (-) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:29.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 53:58, 111.58% in the VM95-99 age group.


24 parkrunners joined the 50 club

15 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

6 parkrunners joined the 250 club

7 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Allister Leach, Jasmine Seifert-Simpson, Christiana Barker, Henrietta Forder, Josie Taylor, Roly Ebbing, Isabella Carter.

Trevor Masters achieved his v100 at East End.

* V50, V100 and V250 milestones aren’t recorded in the same way, so if you know of others please let me know either in the comments below or email runswithabarcode@gmail.com.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hobsonville Point (253), Cornwall Park (298), Hagley (557).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Russell Park (28), Ōtaki River (26), Hamilton Park (15).

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

25 parkruns had higher attendance

15 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Owairaka, with a change of 147.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Owairaka with a change of 169%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Wanaka with a change of -72.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of -66%.

Attendance Records

Owairaka: with 234, breaking their previous record of 209 by 25, set on their launch back on the 24th of October, 2020

NZ Anniversaries




PBs & First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (84), Waitangi (55), Owairaka (47), Broad Park (43) and Cornwall (41).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Whakatane Gardens (17 or 45%), Hamilton Park (6 or 40%), Broad Park (43 or 39%), Trentham Memorial (27 or 35%) and Waitangi (55 or 29%).

The most first timers were at Waitangi (79), Hagley (53), Cornwall (48), Queenstown (44) and Hobsonville Point (43).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Waitangi (79 or 42%), Queenstown (44 or 39%), Wanaka (19 or 37%), Lake2Lake Trail (10 or 29%) and Western Springs (28 or 19%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Pegasus in 17:27.
  2. Karen Donaldson-barron (VW40-44) running Millwater in 18:12.
  3. Hannah Bartram (SW20-24) running Hagley in 18:59.
  4. Jaye Atkin (SW25-29) running Hobsonville Point in 19:31 for the first time.
  5. Naomi Mcgarva (SW30-34) running Western Springs in 20:01 setting herself a new PB.
  6. Angela Hawkes (VW45-49) running Owairaka in 21:00.
  7. Joanna Vashi (JW15-17) running Owairaka in 21:03 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Hayley Bond (SW18-19) running Hagley in 21:27.
  9. Betty Harp (VW60-64) running Waitangi in 21:31.
  10. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 21:34.
  11. Samantha Bradley (VW50-54) running Taupo in 21:46.
  12. Sonja Copeland (JW11-14) running Tauranga in 21:56 setting herself a new PB.
  13. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Kapiti Coast in 22:02.
  14. Juno Brown (JW10) running East End in 24:13 setting herself a new PB.
  15. Gail Kirkman (VW70-74) running Lake2Lake Trail in 25:50.
  16. Kathrine Switzer (VW75-79) running Waitangi in 31:03 for the first time.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 34:34.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 53:58.

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

  1. Darian Sorouri (SM25-29) running Millwater in 15:52 for the first time.
  2. Kaya Henderson Corporaal (SM20-24) running Hagley in 16:47 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Lance Downie (VM35-39) running Whakatane Gardens in 16:47 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Jack Murray-griffiths (SM18-19) running Tauranga in 16:59 for the first time.
  5. Ewen Campbell (VM40-44) running Palmerston North in 17:06.
  6. Jesse Park (JM15-17) running Owairaka in 17:13 setting himself a new PB.
  7. Harrison Coles (SM30-34) running Hamilton Lake in 17:17.
  8. Aj Cornwall (VM45-49) running Palmerston North in 17:32.
  9. Grant Mclean (VM55-59) running Kapiti Coast in 17:59.
  10. Andrew Pennefather (VM50-54) running Palmerston North in 18:03.
  11. Percy Haughey (JM11-14) running Hagley in 18:35 for the first time.
  12. Bruce Edwards (VM60-64) running Puarenga in 18:36.
  13. George Fisher (JM10) running Taupo in 20:21.
  14. Gregory Parker (VM65-69) running Gisborne in 21:22.
  15. Michael Pearce (VM65-69) running Kapiti Coast in 21:22.
  16. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 22:40.
  17. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:25.
  18. Roger Robinson (VM80-84) running Waitangi in 25:27 for the first time.
  19. Peter Hanson (VM85-89) running Ara Harakeke in 42:13.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 53:58.

Record breakers

There were 20 age category records broken this week:

Top 100 Countrymen can be viewed here.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats.

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