parkrun NZ Stats 31/12/2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for December 31, 2022.

In New Zealand there were 40 parkruns with 4753 (-603) parkrunners.

In brief

458 (+104) people got their parkrun barcode this week

390 (+54) ran their first parkrun this week

662 (+72) achieved personal bests this week

30 (+4) volunteered for the first time

33 (-14) new age category records were set.

15 (-4) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average finish time in New Zealand increased to 31:19.

There were three new course records this week. Josh Jordan (15:12 at Ara Harakeke), Angus Sevier (15:48 at Lake2Lake Trail) and Krystyna Knight (20:28 at Whakatane Gardens).

The top age graded runner was Michele Allison at Cornwall Park with a time of 22:15, 95.36% in the VW65-69 age group.


16 parkrunners joined the J10 club

27 parkrunners joined the 25 club

11 parkrunners joined the 50 club

7 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

1 parkrunner joined the 250 club:

12 parkrunners joined the V25 club this weekend (Saturday and Sunday): Keith Vincent, David Everest, Bill Hunter, Darren De Groot, Keith Weatherston, Lucie Kibblewhite, Jay Gregory, Joyce Leevard, Sarah Jane Sinclair, Keith Flockhart, Alice Drury and Joshua Callan.

* 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: Whangarei (215), Lower Hutt (233), Hagley (330).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Ōtaki River (44), Balclutha (32), Russell Park (28).

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

14 parkruns had higher attendance

26 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Queenstown, with a change of 45.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Balclutha with a change of 77%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley with a change of -132.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Cambridge NZ with a change of -45%.

Attendance Records

Six parkruns set new attendance records:

Blenheim (93, up from 85))

Hamilton Park (65, up from 64))

Queenstown (215, up from 172)

Taupo (146, up from 128)

Wanaka (144, up from 134)

Whangarei (215, up from 211)

NZ Anniversaries




PBs and First Timers

The most PBs were at Hagley (45), Lower Hutt (33), Tauranga (33), Cornwall (24) and Whangarei (24).

The most PBs by percentage of field was Tauranga (33 or 19%), Balclutha (6 or 19%), Broad Park (20 or 19%), Russell Park (5 or 18%) and Foster (19 or 17%).

The most first timers were at Queenstown (112), Hagley (57), Ara Harakeke (54), Wanaka (53) and Lower Hutt (50).

The most first timers by percentage of field was at Hamilton Park (38 or 58%), Lake2Lake Trail (35 or 57%), Queenstown (112 or 52%), Sherwood Reserve (33 or 52%) and Whakatane Gardens (37 or 46%).

The fastest among us

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

  1. Hannah Oldroyd (VW35-39) running Blenheim in 17:25.
  2. Tina Cox (VW40-44) running Pegasus in 19:09.
  3. Kimberley Iversen (JW15-17) running Invercargill in 19:14.
  4. Jennifer Duncan (SW25-29) running Lower Hutt in 20:02 for the first time.
  5. Petra Fransen (JW11-14) running Taupo in 20:41 for the first time.
  6. Lorna Pairman (SW20-24) running Foster in 20:51 for the first time.
  7. Johannah Jagger (SW30-34) running Invercargill in 21:04 setting herself a new PB.
  8. Donna Atkinson (SW30-34) running Tauranga in 21:04.
  9. Becky Blay (SW18-19) running Pegasus in 21:13.
  10. Angela Hawkes (VW45-49) running Hobsonville Point in 21:54.
  11. Noreen Crombie (VW55-59) running Tauranga in 21:59.
  12. Michele Allison (VW65-69) running Cornwall in 22:15 setting herself a new PB.
  13. Grace Lyttle (JW10) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 22:29 setting herself a new PB.
  14. Anna Christophorou (VW50-54) running Hagley in 22:41.
  15. Jane Pairman (VW60-64) running Foster in 23:38 for the first time.
  16. Judith Bradshaw (VW70-74) running Whangarei in 25:22.
  17. Jenny Peel (VW75-79) running Palmerston North in 32:36.
  18. Joan Cheadle (VW80-84) running Cornwall in 43:51.
  19. Clasina Van Der Veeken (VW90-94) running Whangarei in 52:44.

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

  1. Josh Jordan (JM15-17) running Ara Harakeke in 15:12 for the first time.
  2. Jack Paine (SM20-24) running Taupo in 15:33 setting himself a new PB.
  3. Brett Tingay (VM40-44) running Wanaka in 16:14 for the first time.
  4. Craig Iversen (VM45-49) running Invercargill in 16:25.
  5. Hamish Baylis (SM25-29) running Hagley in 16:33 for the first time.
  6. Mike Robinson (VM35-39) running Gisborne in 16:43.
  7. Oliver John Palmer (SM30-34) running Wanaka in 16:55 for the first time.
  8. Daniel Du Toit (SM18-19) running Trentham Memorial in 17:03.
  9. Sebastian Lyttle (JM11-14) running Greytown Woodside Trail in 17:37 setting himself a new PB.
  10. Mark Reid (VM50-54) running Pegasus in 17:45.
  11. Peter Richards (VM60-64) running Foster in 18:35.
  12. Ovin Angammana (JM10) running Lower Hutt in 18:39 setting himself a new PB.
  13. David Creamer (VM55-59) running Lower Hutt in 19:13.
  14. John Kent (VM70-74) running Whangarei in 21:55.
  15. Steve Fairley (VM65-69) running Whangarei in 22:58.
  16. Les Rootsey (VM75-79) running Foster in 24:34.
  17. Mike Stewart (VM80-84) running Lower Hutt in 27:17.
  18. Garry Humpherson (VM85-89) running Whakatane Gardens in 35:55
  19. Colin Thorne (VM95-99) running Whangarei in 56:17.

Record breakers

There were 32 age category records broken this week:

Click here for the top 100 countryman stats.

Thanks to Paul Ellis for additional stats.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *