parkrun NZ stats 25/12/2021

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for December 25, 2021.

In New Zealand there were 15 parkruns, with 1246 (-2486 compared to the last parkrunday on August 14) parkrunners and 160 (-244) volunteers, plus any pending results.

In brief

123 (-94) people got their parkrun barcode this week

67 (-82) ran their first parkrun this week

91 (-297) achieved personal bests this week

10 (-28) volunteered for the first time

7 (-12) new age category records were set

16 (+7) runners recorded sub-17 finishes

The average run time in New Zealand remains 31:00.

There was one new course record this week: Jack Shaw (16:15 at Invercargill).

The top age graded runner was Hannah Oldroyd at Pegasus with a time of 17:10, 86.8% in the SW30-34 age group.


2 parkrunners joined the J10 club

11 parkrunners joined the 50 club

6 parkrunners joined the 100 club – Andrew Morgan, Gayle Mulcahy, Matthew Stevenson, Gaby Cowcill, Rachel Wensley, Colin Little,

0 parkrunners joined the 250 club

1 parkrunner joined the V25 club: Maria Elliott (Tauranga)


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Palmerston North (113), Lower Hutt (152), Hagley (241).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Trentham Memorial (42), Balclutha (35), Flaxmere (20).

There were no new attendance records, however Queenstown parkrun achieved its highest attendance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of the New Zealand parkruns that took place both on the last parkrunday (August 14) and this week:

5 parkruns had higher attendance

10 parkruns had lower attendance

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Queenstown, with a change of 55.

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Queenstown with a change of 117%.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Tauranga with a change of -60.

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Tauranga with a change of -46%.

NZ Anniversaries



Barry Curtis, Cambridge NZ, Cornwall Park, Dunedin, East End, Foster, Gisborne, Greytown Woodside Trail, Hamilton Lake, Hobsonville Point, Kapiti Coast, Millwater, Owairaka, Sherwood Reserve, University of Waikato, Wanaka, Western Springs, Whanganui Riverbank, Whangarei

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