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Update Following Lockdown

Our normal club sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday are currently suspended due to Covid-19. Special Covid secure sessions are taking place but for members only. For further information and the possibility of joining the club and taking part in these sessions please contact leadcoach@quakersrunningclub.org.uk

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Something For Everyone!

Quakers Running Club has developed a reputation as being one of the friendliest running clubs in the North-East of England.

We are very happy to welcome individuals of all abilities into the sport – we all have to start somewhere.

Whether you just want to start running for fitness, or are about to do your first 10k race or 25th Marathon, we can help you achieve your goals.

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During the Coronavirus Crisis

Amber, Return To Green

Members of the Quakers Running Club - following on from the traffic light video - some ideas on return to running. This an 'unlisted' You Tube channel with...

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Traffic Light System

Members of the Quakers Running Club - a short video to help you think about random niggles and simple running injuries that can affect your running and what you...

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Backward Lunge

Members of the Quakers Running Club - a simple exercise for you to sense and then enhance your glutes to drive you forward (with a nod to cross lateral locomotive...

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Hips And Weight Shift

Members of the Quakers Running Club - a brief video with some ideas to allow you to explore whether your hips are in the right place at the right time when you...

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Latest Press Reports

Press Report w/e 11/10/2020

Press Report w/e 11/10/2020

The past two weeks had seen Quakers out on a variety of terrains and distances. The previous week had seen several black and white vests head over to Coniston for a range of races taking place around the lake itself. In the 15K trail challenge, Andrew Dixon completed...

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Press Report w/e 27/09/2020

Press Report w/e 27/09/2020

Most Quakers headed off road at the weekend, while in town one Quaker was busy setting some records. The biggest turnout of the week was down at Castle Bolton for the Falls and Castles trail races, which saw two distances on offer around the undulating countryside. In...

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Press Report w/e 06/09/2020

Press Report w/e 06/09/2020

Most Quakers headed over to a rainy Lake District at the weekend. There were four races on offer at the Derwentwater Trail Races, part of the Lakeland Trail Series, with races held around the lake itself. In the 15K distances, Andrew Dixon completed the challenge...

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Training & Club Sessions

Our training sessions are held at and around the club’s base at Abbey Playing Fields on Abbey Road in the west end of Darlington. The sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30pm until 8:00pm and are open to all; check out our training schedule.

Latest Race Reports

The Chevin Chase – Boxing Day 2019

The Chevin Chase – Boxing Day 2019

By PIP RAYNER. When you wake up on Boxing Day and your body is made up of 25% alcohol, 25% cheese, 25% chocolate and 25% Christmas Lunch – I appreciate you may not want to get up and don running attire. But if you ever plan to be in West Yorkshire on Boxing Day then...

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Race Report – GB Ultras, Race across Scotland

Race Report – GB Ultras, Race across Scotland

BY EMILY BEAUMONT Apologies in advance – this is long, I’ve left a few details out, so it could have been longer. Plus, I remembered more of the little details in the first few days and less at the end. Second half of the race being as scatty as my brain was! I first...

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Race Report – Sedgefield Serpentine

Race Report – Sedgefield Serpentine

BY ROB DENT My three favourite races all seem to fall within a five week spell right at the end of summer. This is the middle one, held just up the road at Sedgefield. It’s a 6.5 mile trail race held on the outskirts of the village and is a great little local run to...

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Read about the highs and lows which we all experience as runners in our regular spotlight section on our members.

Need inspiration? Read how our fellow Quakers have overcome trials, tribulations and trips to achieve their goals.

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We welcome new faces with open arms!

If you are not a member and are coming to one of our training sessions, we ask that you fill in the following form so that we have a record of you and contact details should anything untoward occur. 

Paper copies of the form are available from the coach on duty on the night.

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