Tuesday, 29 January 2013

parkrun stats of the week...26th January 2013

The parkrun statistics of note for this week are:

143 parkrun events run (down 12 on last week)
15,702 runners (up 3,051 on last week)
The snow and ice again got the better of a lot of parkrun events and runners this week in the UK.

The average number of runners per parkrun event run was: 109.8 (up 28 on last week!).

14 events recorded a new record attendance this week, as follows:
Event  Record Attendance  
Balyang Sanctuary128
Cornwall Park102
Highbury Fields104
Lower Hutt113
Nahoon Point321
St Peters204

New national record attendances were set in each of the following countries:
New Zealand
South Africa

The longest standing parkrun attendance record is:
Amager Faelled  146 28/08/2010

And in the UK it's:
Gorleston    156    19/03/2011

The highest attendance this week was 948 at Bushy Park.

The lowest attendance this week was 4 at Mansfield parkrun.

4 new male course records set this week (1 less than last week):
Event  Athlete  Time  
Chelmsford CentralTom CAMMACK17:47
SandgateMesele GEBRE16:48
South BankLiam WOOLLETT16:26
WalthamstowDanny NORMAN17:48

7 new female course records set this week (2 more than last week). The women edge it again this week:
Event  Athlete  Time  
WalthamstowElizabeth MAIDMENT24:18
PlymvalleySarah PEPPER18:38
Harrow LodgeLydia HALLAM21:04
Modderfontein ReserveMarilise VERMAAK22:30
Wimpole EstateCaroline PRITCHARD20:59
Cornwall ParkNicola O'CEALLAIGH18:58
St PetersBritney MCMULLEN18:27

44 runners (up 18 on last week) ran times under 17 minutes this week.

4 of these runners (up 3 on last week) ran under 16 minutes!
The fastest parkrunner in the World was Tom Aldred running 15:41 at Highbury Fields parkrun.

The fastest 4 were as follows:
Event  Athlete  Time  
Highbury FieldsTom ALDRED15:41
Brighton & HoveKevin ROJAS15:44
GinninderraMick CHAPMAN15:48
PooleIan HABGOOD15:51
The top age grade performance this week was by Jane Davies who ran 21:12 in the VW60-64 category at Bushy parkrun, recording a 95.60% Age Grade in the process. Now that is impressive!

The number of parkrun freedom runs being recorded at the moment means that the most recent 100 page is filling in less than a week. The fastest freedom run on the "most recent 100" list at the moment is:
Runner  Date  Location  Run Time  
Jonathan WILLIAMS26/01/2013Glasgow00:19:54


  1. I really enjoy your stats of week posts. Do you retrieve them manually or do you have some clever script? Or do you just know your way around the official stats pages better than I do?!

    1. As a software engineer I am embarrassed to say that I do it all manually, visiting about 6 pages of the parkrun website. I have considered writing something to do it for me, but haven't yet.

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoy the weekly stats round-up posts.

    2. I enjoy all the stats too ;-)

      I think manual or semi automated is the best you can do. If you try to programmatically load the data (importhtml) you get a block message!


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