UK and Global Attendance Stats - 22nd September 2018

Biggest parkruns: Bushy Park (1227), Southampton (889), Chelmsford Central (715), Poole (681), Nonsuch (667), Cannon Hill (643), Tooting Common (631), Heaton Park (631), Newcastle (594), Worcester (573),

Median parkrun: Dartford (197),

Smallest parkruns: Girvan Prom (36), Cheadle Hulme (36), Wayland* (35), Bressay (33), Windy Nook (32), Lullingstone (30), Drumchapel (30), Larne (29), Cotsford Fields (29), Gainsborough (26), Black Combe* (25), Maesteg (23), Lower Drummans* (23), Bickershaw* (9), Keppel* (6),

There were 6 new attendance records set: Doncaster (356), Hampstead Heath (459), Hazelwood (153), Heartwood Forest (232), Inverness (305), Nant y Pandy (127),

There were 2 new parkruns: Bickershaw* (9), Marlborough Common (172),

In the UK there were 542 parkruns, 121588 parkrunners and 11581 volunteers (plus pending results from Wimbledon Common, Sandwell Valley, Springhill and Hilltop).

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

192 parkruns had higher attendance than last week,

330 parkruns had lower attendance than last week,

Lower Drummans, Millom, Plean, Beckton, Colin Glen, Workington, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, had precisely the same as last week,

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was York, with a change of 202,

The biggest increase in attendance (by percentage change) was Pontypool, with a change of 122%,

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Cliffe Castle, with a change of -210,

The biggest drop in attendance (by percentage change) was Heartlands, with a change of -54%.


Biggest parkruns worldwide: North Beach, South Africa (1651), Rietvlei, South Africa (1465), Delta, South Africa (1228), Bushy Park, UK (1227), Bryanston, South Africa (1110), Century City, South Africa (1040), Gilloolys, South Africa (991), Botanical Garden, South Africa (952), Golden Harvest, South Africa (938), Root 44, South Africa (934).

There was a new national record in Italy (540 up from 503), and I expect to see the current national record in Russia (2296) surpassed once all the results are in (11 results pending at time of writing).

Worldwide there were 1297 parkruns, and the total worldwide 5K parkrun population was 221620 parkrunners and 19247 volunteers (plus a few pending results).