Press Report: 16th – 31st May 2024

Press Report: 16th – 31st May 2024

Photo: QRC Members at Angel View, Gateshead (photo courtesy of Simon) The 2nd half of May has been very busy with QRC members competing in a variety of events from 1 mile right up to 110 miles and including all the disciplines of road, track, trail, fell and...
Press Report: 1st – 15th May 2024

Press Report: 1st – 15th May 2024

Photo: QRC members at Kirbymoorside 10k (Photo courtesy of John Yeomans) Another busy fortnight! QRC members have taken part in a range of events across all the disciplines during the first half of May including road, trail, fell, 5k, 10, half, marathon and ultra with...
QRC Presentation Night: 11th May 2024

QRC Presentation Night: 11th May 2024

Photo: QRC Award Winners New Chairman, Rob Gillham, hosted the very well attended presentation night, saying, “It was so lovely to see you all there, and it was a privilege to hand out all of those well-earned and justified awards.” Congratulations and well done to...
Press Report: 16th – 30th April 2024

Press Report: 16th – 30th April 2024

Photo: QRC members at Hamsterley Forest 10k The back end of the month saw Quakers running in a variety of events including parkrun, road, trail, fell, marathon, Ultra marathon, championship and 10k league races. Lots of members have done really well – there have been...
Press Report: 1st – 15th April 2024

Press Report: 1st – 15th April 2024

Photo: QRC members taking part at The (Very) Muddy Roads Pie and Peas 5k at Trimdon (photo courtesy of Muddy Roads) A very busy start to the month with events at home and abroad from 5k up to 52 miles including parkruns, fun run, road runs, trail runs, Canicross and...
Press Report: 16th – 31st March 2024

Press Report: 16th – 31st March 2024

Photo: Emily and Wendy at the Hardmoors 55 (Photo courtesy of Scott) A busy end to March… this report celebrates members’ achievements at various events from the Cross Country 2 mile relay in South Park to the Hardmoors 55 Ultra Marathon and all the...
2024 Achievements Jan-Mar

2024 Achievements Jan-Mar

A summary of achievements from the start of the year until the end of March. Already we have lots of age category placements and new personal best times. Date Name Event Achievement 01 January 2024 Lee Morris South Park parkrun 100 Volunteer milestone 01 January 2024...
22nd March 2024: Let’s Move for a Better World 2024

22nd March 2024: Let’s Move for a Better World 2024

Photo: Rob and Marc at the Let’s Move Challenge (photo courtesy of Lin Gossage) Once again, the Dolphin Centre hosted the ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ campaign. It has been running for over a decade and involves different teams competing against each...
Press Report: 1st – 15th March 2024

Press Report: 1st – 15th March 2024

Photo: Rob and Dave at Tokyo Marathon A busy start to March… this report celebrates members’ achievements at events near and far, from 5k to Ultra Marathon including parkruns, 10k’s, Half Marathons, a 10 miler, 20 miler, Marathon, Ultras (32 and 50...
9th March 2024: QRC Social Fundraising Event

9th March 2024: QRC Social Fundraising Event

Photo: Quakers taking part in the ceilidh A good time was had by all at QRC’s latest Social event, a ceilidh organised by the Social Committee to raise funds for this year’s charity, the Darlington and Durham MS Society. The band, Blind Panic, led the ceilidh and were...
2024 Achievements Jan-Mar

2023 Achievement Summary

The Presentation Night is currently being arranged and to help you with making a decision on who you would like to nominate for the categories a reminder of the achievements that have been made throughout 2023 in all disciplines is below. The achievements are any...
Press Report: 16th – 29th February 2024

Press Report: 16th – 29th February 2024

Photo: Alex at Canix Delamere Forest event (photo courtesy of Alex) Another busy fortnight for QRC members with events taking part in parks and woods, on road, track, fells, moors and a runway as well as our Run and Talk event in Darlington town centre. 17th February:...
29th February 2024: Run and Talk event

29th February 2024: Run and Talk event

Photo: The wining Team – Darlo Dashers – James, Malcolm, Chris and Rob (Photo courtesy of Juliette) Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to...
parkrun Volunteer of the Year

parkrun Volunteer of the Year

Photo: Rob Gillham receives his award (Photo shared by Darlington South Park parkrun) Congratulations and Well done to Rob Gillham who was presented with the parkrun Volunteer of the Year award at Darlington South Park on 23rd December. Rob generally takes on the...
Press Report: 1st – 15th February 2024

Press Report: 1st – 15th February 2024

Photo: A fabulous turnout of QRC parkrun tourists at Fountains Abbey (photo courtesy of Diane) Races during the first half of February included parkruns home and abroad, cross country, fell, road and trail races with distances up to 24 miles as well as a potential new...
Press Report: 16th – 31st January 2024

Press Report: 16th – 31st January 2024

Photo: Claire and Tom on their Lyke Wake (photo courtesy of Tom) Races during the second half of January included parkruns, road and trail races as well as a Marathon in sunnier climes and a Winter Lyke Wake crossing. 20th January: parkruns – Darlington South Park...
Press Report: 1st – 15th January 2024

Press Report: 1st – 15th January 2024

Photo: Helen, Fiona and Karen at Greener Miles Hamsterley Forest Winter Trail Races (Photo courtesy of Karen) There was a good selection of events for members to choose from during the first half of January including parkrun, road runs, fell races, trail races and...
Press Report: 16th – 31st December 2023

Press Report: 16th – 31st December 2023

Photo: Members taking part in the QRC Rudolph Romp, the last club run of the year (Photo shared by Diane L) Despite the Winter weather making it difficult to travel and run with races postponed or cancelled, Quakers have managed to take part in races up to Half...
2024 Achievements Jan-Mar

Achievements Oct-Dec

Well done everyone for the running  you have done in the last quarter of 2023. Whether it was a social run with friends, Club training or taking part in the many events that there has been. Our members have some brilliant achievements again this quarter with...
Press Report: 1st – 15th December 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th December 2023

Photo: QRC parkrun tourists were very excited to see the big man himself, at Hamsterley Forest parkrun (Photo taken by Helen C) It has been a very quiet start to December due to the Winter weather making it difficult to travel and to run and many races postponed or...
Press Report: 16th – 30th November 2023

Press Report: 16th – 30th November 2023

Photo: Quakers at Ravenstonedale 10k (10k league) Fewer races to report than usual, though QRC members have still managed to compete in events home and abroad, from parkrun to ultra (80 miler) across road, trail and cross country. 18th November: parkruns – Darlington...
Press Report: 1st – 15th November 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th November 2023

Photo: Ladies team and Brian at Fox Rush Cross Country (Photo shared by Marc Ellis) Another fortnight of fabulous running by QRC members. Lots to celebrate – running near and far, personal bests, smashing age categories, competing in championship and league races,...
3rd November: QRC Quiz Night

3rd November: QRC Quiz Night

There was a great turn out for the QRC Quiz night at The Travellers Rest, organised by QRC Social Committee and hosted by Quiz Master James Atkinson. Around 60 members took part in the quiz, which was made up of four rounds of questions. We started with general...
Press Report: 16th – 31st October 2023

Press Report: 16th – 31st October 2023

Photo: Shane Lester on the finish line of the Wild Deer Ultra (photo taken by Tom Chapman) Another fortnight of fantastic running by Quaker members – lots to celebrate including PBs, parkrun milestones, Canicross and trying out new races, events and distances as...
Press Report: 1st – 15th October 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th October 2023

Photo: QRC members at Richmond 10k (Photo taken by Lucy Metcalfe) Another busy fortnight for racing with members taking part in events across all the disciplines and lots to celebrate including an excellent turn out for the Club Trip in Amsterdam. 1st October: Jarrow...
Race Report – Round Ripon Ultra

Race Report – Round Ripon Ultra

By LISA JENKINS The Ripon Round is organised by Ripon Runners and is open to solo or relay teams (up to 5 members). Described as ‘the perfect event for anyone looking to test their endurance over an ultra distance’, the route covers approximately 35 miles, starting...