parkrun NZ Stats 30/07/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for July 30, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 35 parkruns with 2922 (-145) parkrunners and 420 (+7) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

264 (+32) people got their parkrun barcode this week

182 (+32) ran their first parkrun this week

339 (+20) achieved personal bests this week

25 (-4) volunteered for the first time

12 (+3) new age category records were set

6 (-1) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:08.

There were no new course records this week.

The top age graded runner was Christine Adamson at Millwater with a time of 21:44, 94.71% in the VW65-69 age group.


6 parkrunners joined the J10 club

18 parkrunners joined the 25 club

15 parkrunners joined the 50 club

9 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Ian Elgie, Neil Wareing, Keegan Nathaniel Chin, Eugene Bingham, Sally Chen, Nigel Zentveld, Andrew Scurr, Deb Fielding and Annmaree Macgregor

2 parkrunners joined the 250 club – Congratulations to Steve Jelley and Ken Sanderson.

1 parkrunner joined the V25 club – Bridget McLeod.

* 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: Cornwall Park (180), Hamilton Lake (180), Hagley (332).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Blenheim (25), Ōtaki River (24), Hamilton Park (12).

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

17 parkruns had higher attendance

15 parkruns had lower attendance

East End and Millwater recorded the same attendance as the week before.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley, with a change of 75.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of 35%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Palmerston North, with a change of -52.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Hamilton Park with a change of -73%

NZ Anniversaries



Dunedin (slip) and Porirua (fallen trees)

PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (31), Owairaka (31), Hobsonville Point (22), Millwater (22) and Tauranga (17).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Hamilton Park (3 or 25%), Russell Park (8 or 24%), Whanganui Riverbank (6 or 23%), Owairaka (31 or 23%) and Gisborne (11 or 20%).

The most first timers were at Hagley (47), Queenstown (39), Puarenga (35), Lower Hutt (31) and Owairaka (22).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Queenstown (39 or 56%), Hamilton Park (5 or 42%), Puarenga (35 or 36%), Sherwood Reserve (11 or 23%) and Wanaka (11 or 22%).

Fastest Among Us

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

  1. Jasmine Finney (SW30-34) running Hobsonville Point in 18:52 setting herself a new PB.
  2. Lahana Reeves (SW20-24) running Foster in 19:09 for the first time.
  3. Courtney Pratt (VW35-39) running East End in 19:25 for the first time.
  4. Nicola Corinne Handley (VW40-44) running Hagley in 19:47.
  5. Lisa Brignull (VW45-49) running Hagley in 19:58.
  6. Shriya Dalvi (JW11-14) running Lower Hutt in 20:39 for the first time.
  7. Lucy Jurke (JW15-17) running Lower Hutt in 20:44 for the first time.
  8. Amy Rice (SW25-29) running Gisborne in 21:15 setting herself a new PB.
  9. Carolyn Marshall (VW55-59) running Palmerston North in 21:31 for the first time.
  10. Haven Drinnan (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:32.
  11. Christine Adamson (VW65-69) running Millwater in 21:44.
  12. Tui Summers (VW50-54) running Hagley in 21:54.
  13. Marcia Hunter (VW60-64) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 24:22.
  14. Christine Fraser (VW60-64) running Whangarei in 24:22.
  15. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:37.
  16. Mia Ashmore (JW10) running Puarenga in 26:39 setting herself a new PB.
  17. Anna Reid (VW80-84) running Hagley in 33:13.
  18. Julie Boshier (VW75-79) running Russell Park in 36:30.
  19. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 50:21.

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

  1. Corban Straker (SM20-24) running Hagley in 16:11.
  2. Hassan Mccall (JM15-17) running Trentham Memorial in 16:34.
  3. Sam Rout (SM30-34) running Whangarei in 16:35 setting himself a new PB.
  4. Fletcher Greaves (SM25-29) running Hagley in 17:04.
  5. Michael Anderson (VM40-44) running Hagley in 17:11.
  6. Al Brears (VM45-49) running Hamilton Lake in 17:19.
  7. Mark Boon (VM35-39) running Foster in 17:40.
  8. Ashley Mcdonald (VM50-54) running East End in 18:25.
  9. Nikko Kelly (JM11-14) running Hobsonville Point in 18:44 for the first time.
  10. Malcolm Cornelius (VM55-59) running Hagley in 18:51.
  11. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Lower Hutt in 19:13 for the first time.
  12. Caleb Hall (SM18-19) running Owairaka in 19:24 for the first time.
  13. Stephen Mair (VM60-64) running Trentham Memorial in 20:02.
  14. Mark Thornton-pett (VM65-69) running East End in 22:03.
  15. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 24:09.
  16. Ron Crowhurst (VM75-79) running Whangarei in 25:02.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 28:44.
  18. Barrie Gilbert (VM85-89) running Taupo in 41:29.
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 58:42.

Record Breakers

Thanks to Paul Ellis for extra stats. You can view the top 100 countrymen table here. Each week is on a different sheet.

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