Quakers Running Club

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If you are new to running, or if you want to run with a group of friendly, like minded people, get in touch.  We are a sociable bunch and love to meet new people!

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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.

Latest Press Reports

Press Report w/e 26/01/2020

Press Report w/e 26/01/2020

A very quiet week saw just a couple of Quakers in action at the weekend. At the Ferriby 10 mile race, taking place near Hull, Louise Trainor completed the mostly countryside route in 1:16:38. Down at Kirkstall, Ruth Middleton did the It's Parky Up North half marathon,...

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Press Report w/e 19/01/2020

Press Report w/e 19/01/2020

Another quiet January week saw most runners heading down the road for the latest cross country race. The latest cross country fixture took place over at a muddy Ormesby Hall. In the women’s race, which included the over 65 men, Louise Trainor completed the two-lap...

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Press Report w/e 12/01/2020

Press Report w/e 12/01/2020

All Quakers headed down to Yorkshire at the weekend, with just two races on the calendar. The Brass Monkey half marathon took place down at York, starting and finishing at the racecourse. Michael Joyeux completed the flat 13.1 mile route in 1:13:38 followed by Dave...

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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. 

“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.

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