Saturday the 2nd
The start point this week in the summer season needs to be in Palmerston North with another big attendance of 175 means that in just 6 weeks 949 parkrunners have completed a run/walk there.
The combined total of runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers exceeded 2,000 for the week! (150 volunteers plus 1,935 participants – a total of 2,085)
The 18 New Zealand parkrun events this week had 1,868 people taking part in, meaning an average attendance of 108. More venues climbed over the 100 attendance figure than didn’t this week, with 10 over, and 8 under.
Leading venues this time were Hagley (234) and Lower Hutt (208) with another eight others exceeding 100: Cornwall Park (197): Hamilton Lake (179); Palmerston North (175); Porirua (129); Dunedin (120); Barry Curtis (111); Western Springs (106); and Millwater (103). The ‘100plus group’ account for 81% of total NZ parkrunners this week!
Saturday the 9th
Junior Ryan Lister completed his 5th parkrun at Palmerston North in position 51 making him the 1,000th to complete the newest NZ parkrun, in only its’ 7th week.
The 18 New Zealand parkrun events this week had 1,735 people taking part. Leading venues this time were Lower Hutt (213) and Hagley (202) with another six others exceeding 100: Cornwall Park (174): Hamilton Lake (152); Porirua (123); Palmerston North (120); Dunedin (107); and Millwater (100). The ‘100plus group’ account for 69% of total NZ parkrunners this week.
Thanks to Andy Mears of Whangarei parkrun for the weekly stats.
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Dave Hartley is one of our regular parkrunners at Palmerston North and I’m inspired by his commitment each week. Its great being able to put names to faces and anyone who’s done our parkrun will know Dave – he’s the guy in the wheelchair, and he’s given me permission to tell his story. Dave was…