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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
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...
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...
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...
Members of the Quakers Running Club - run hard, breath harder, right? But what if a sub optimal breathing pattern is sapping energy before you've even got your...
Thumbs up for better running arms Members of the Quakers Running Club - if you want to become aware of how to improve your trunk posture for efficient running gait...
Members of the Quakers Running Club - master the hip hinge: a simple movement that can wake up your gluteal muscles. Your glutes being your prime drivers of...
Latest Press Reports
Most Quakers were to be found at the races last weekend. The Thirsk 10 mile race took place over a fairly flat route which started and finshed at the racecourse ground. Kevin Scott completed the route in 1:08:40 followed by David Whittle (1:17:26), Ian Hart (1:18:24),...
It was a quiet weekend of action, given most Quakers were to be found at the presentation night last Saturday! The latest championship race took place down at Lightwater Valley, over a multi-terrain 10K route. Dave Jones finished the race in sixth place overall in...
Some Quakers made the most of the extra day to take part in a rare 29 February race. At the Leap Year Sir Titus Special held at Saltaire, Emily Beaumont completed the out and back marathon route along the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in 4:45:32, coming in as the second...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
“Fancy giving us a go?”
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.