Darlington Magalela (M35)

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Best time for 1m is 5:23 (5:23) Link to race
Best time for 5k is 16:57 (5:28) Link to race
Best time for 5m is 29:55 (5:59) Link to race
Best time for 10k is 36:01 (5:49) Link to race
Best time for 10m is 1:08:17 (6:50) Link to race
Best time for half is 1:21:18 (6:12) Link to race

Was Runner Of The Month for

Aug-21
Runner of the Month - Darlington Magalela
With a ridiculous amount of PB's, outstanding times and achievements, this could have been an absolute nightmare to choose someone!
However, Darlington has really excelled this month and having been in close contention a number of times previously, it is impossible to ignore his stunning month, which caps off a brilliant year for him.
It would be easy to go through the list of PB's Darlington has set leading up to this, as it's essentially almost every race he's done! But focussing on August specifically, Darlington travelled to London for the Big Vitality Half Marathon, where he took 4 minutes off his PB, to record a 1:21:55.
Racking up the miles, he's then been up to Scotland and clocked his first Sub-17 clocking for a 5k, finishing third at Aberdeen's parkrun. This takes another 20s off his best time and a full minute and a half off what his best time was in April, just four months ago!
Having only set a 10k PB last month, it's hard to ask for more, but with Wilne 10k coming up and a few other races, we're sure this won't be the last PB we see from Darlington.
Well done Darlington, it's great to see the hard work and training paying off - Keep it up.
Other very noteworthy achievements for this month are Sarah Semmens and Faith Carlin's double parkrun PB's; Chanty's 5k PB & top 50 in UK ranking; Anthony Hatswell breaking the 15:30 barrier; and the other dozen plus of us that hit 5k and HM bests - a brilliant month all round

Performance History

History for 5k

History for 10k

History for half

Achievements

2021
3rd @ Aberdeen Parkrun
1st m40 @ Aberdeen Parkrun
2nd @ Weymouth Parkrun
2nd m40 @ Weymouth Parkrun

2020
2nd m35 @ Long Eaton Parkrun
3rd m35 @ Long Eaton Parkrun
3rd m35 @ Alvaston Parkrun
3rd m35 @ Bestwood Village Parkrun

2019
1st m35 @ Long Eaton Parkrun
3rd m35 @ Long Eaton Parkrun
2nd m35 @ Forest Rec Parkrun

Races

Races competed in (247 miles over 50 races.) download

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