parkrun NZ Stats 29/10/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for October 29, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4191 (-390) parkrunners and 525 (+8) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

362 (-16) people got their parkrun barcode this week

244 (-66) ran their first parkrun this week

399 (-187) achieved personal bests this week

36 (+6) volunteered for the first time

19 (-9) new age category records were set

12 (+3) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:14.

There was one new course record this week. Holly Manning ran 18:36 at Owairaka.

The top age graded runner was Colin Thorne at Whangarei with a time of 56:17, 95.14% in the VM95-99 age group.


9 parkrunners joined the J10 club

30 parkrunners joined the 25 club

13 parkrunners joined the 50 club

13 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club. Congratulations to:

3 parkrunners joined the V25 club: Gene Rand, Carl Treadwell, Adam Rowland.

Cathy Kirkpatrick achieved her v100 at Millwater parkrun.

* 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: Barry Curtis (209), Cornwall Park (214), Hagley (376).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Balclutha (35), Ōtaki River (28), Russell Park (26).

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

16 parkruns had higher attendance

24 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Invercargill, with a change of 42.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cornwall Park, with a change of 39.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of 46%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Lower Hutt with a change of -76.

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

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (56), Hamilton Lake (19), East End (17), Foster (16) and Dunedin (15).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Russell Park (7 or 27%), University of Waikato (15 or 21%), Lake2Lake Trail (8 or 21%), Whakatane Gardens (8 or 19%) and East End (17 or 16%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (48), Western Springs (40), Broad Park (33), Anderson (28) and Barry Curtis (26).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Blenheim (15 or 38%), Whakatane Gardens (16 or 38%), Broad Park (33 or 32%), Western Springs (40 or 29%) and Queenstown (21 or 29%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Holly Manning (SW25-29) running Owairaka in 18:36 for the first time.
  2. Kimberley Iversen (JW15-17) running Invercargill in 19:11.
  3. Nicola Corinne Handley (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:23.
  4. Gill Fullen (VW55-59) running Barry Curtis in 19:37 setting herself a new PB.
  5. Katherine Fry (SW20-24) running Palmerston North in 19:40 for the first time.
  6. Angela Doig (SW30-34) running Pegasus in 19:44.
  7. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Millwater in 19:49.
  8. Helen Kilding (VW45-49) running Millwater in 20:17.
  9. Hayley Bond (SW18-19) running Hagley in 20:22 setting herself a new PB.
  10. Michele Dean (VW50-54) running Barry Curtis in 21:51.
  11. Hannah Byam (JW11-14) running Whanganui Riverbank in 22:17.
  12. Margie Peat (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 22:21.
  13. Meg Christie (VW60-64) running Hagley in 23:31.
  14. Jennifer Smith (VW70-74) running Millwater in 24:46.
  15. Emma Kenny (JW10) running Puarenga in 24:51 setting herself a new PB.
  16. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 32:02.
  17. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 38:44.
  18. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 51:34.

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

  1. Daniel C. Sinclair (JM15-17) running Whanganui Riverbank in 15:49 setting himself a new PB.
  2. Darian Sorouri (SM25-29) running Owairaka in 15:59 for the first time.
  3. Mark Boyce (VM35-39) running Millwater in 15:59.
  4. Luke Watts (SM30-34) running Hagley in 16:41 for the first time.
  5. Daniel Du Toit (SM18-19) running Trentham Memorial in 16:53.
  6. Andrew Crosland (VM40-44) running Lower Hutt in 17:46.
  7. Aj Cornwall (VM45-49) running Palmerston North in 17:47.
  8. Seamus Kelly (SM20-24) running Millwater in 18:12.
  9. Shawn O’leary (VM50-54) running Barry Curtis in 18:21.
  10. Mike Trees (VM60-64) running Hobsonville Point in 18:37 setting himself a new PB.
  11. Ben Kimber (JM11-14) running Lower Hutt in 18:46 setting himself a new PB.
  12. Malcolm Cornelius (VM55-59) running Hagley in 19:04.
  13. Geoffrey Anderson (VM65-69) running Wanaka in 21:16.
  14. David Haver (JM10) running Taupo in 22:43.
  15. Gary Kirkman (VM70-74) running Lake2Lake Trail in 23:04 setting himself a new PB.
  16. Les Rootsey (VM75-79) running Foster in 24:18.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 29:17.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 40:00.
  19. Mike Batchelor (SM—) running Whangarei in 42:16.
  20. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:17.

Record Breakers

There were 18 age category records broken this week:

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. The top 100 Countryman table can be viewed here.

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