Race Report – Midnight Sun Marathon

Race Report – Midnight Sun Marathon

Bonkers. I could probably leave my description of this race at that, but then it wouldn’t really be much of a race review! I’d ended up doing this race thanks to my late father, Adrian, who was a member of the club, and who had done quite a few marathons abroad...
Jan to Mar 2022 Achievements

Jan to Mar 2022 Achievements

Hi everyone A short update to let you all know the achievements that have been noted from the start of the year to the end of March. Our fabulous club and our wonderful members have donated a considerable amount to the DEC Ukraine Appeal.  We held a QRC bonus ball to...
Parkrun Tourism

Parkrun Tourism

This month will be the start of parkrun tourism with the 1st destination being Sedgefield . I have attended Sedgefield before, there is a charge for parking in Hardwick Park, but the County Council have kindly agreed that if parkrunners and volunteers display a spare...
2021 Achievements

2021 Achievements

Happy New Year to everyone As we welcome the New Year I have been looking back on the amazing club achievements throughout 2021 not all of which is actual running.  First of all we should congratulate everyone for providing support and positivity to each other...
Jan to Mar 2022 Achievements

Achievements 2021 so far…

Usually at the end of the calendar year we have a round up of memorable events such as new Club Records, PBs, Marathons and Ultras completed and age category placements.  As this year is a little different I have put together the achievements that I am aware of to the...
Press Report w/e 11/07/2021

Press Report w/e 11/07/2021

Quakers were out and about on a variety of terrains and distances once again over the last fortnight. The previous week had seen Gill Colling and Phil Rutter head to Bramham Park in Leeds for the Endure 24, held over an 8K lap around the park. In 24 hours, Gill...
Press Report w/e 27/06/2021

Press Report w/e 27/06/2021

Quakers were out on a variety of distances and terrains once again over the last fortnight. At the Penshaw half marathon, which started at the foot of Penshaw Hill and took in trails along both sides of the River Wear, Gary Read completed the hilly route in 2:12:41...
Press Report w/e 13/06/2021

Press Report w/e 13/06/2021

Quakers were out and about on a variety of distances and terrains over the last two weeks. The start of the fortnight began on the bank holiday at the Endeavour 10K held at Middlesbrough Sports Village, where Dave Jones completed the ten 1K lap circuit in 39:15. Five...
Press Report w/e 30/05/2021

Press Report w/e 30/05/2021

The last two weeks had seen Quakers out on a variety of terrains and distances, with a few also claiming some prizes. The fortnight had started at the NE Masters track and field meet at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow, where Paul Roberts broke the club record in the 100m...
Press Report w/e 16/05/2021

Press Report w/e 16/05/2021

With no races on the calendar last week, all the action took place the week prior, and all of it off-road. The latest Hardmoors Trail series event, the Wainstones, took place around some circular routes from Chop Gate, which saw Hayley Addison cross the line as the...
Press Report w/e 02/05/2021

Press Report w/e 02/05/2021

The past two weeks had seen Quakers scattered about at various places across the region. Midweek saw the nearest one down at Croft Circuit for the Pitstop 10K where Dave Jones completed the three lap route around the circuit in 37:45 followed by Dawn Richardson (39:19...
Press Report w/e 18/04/2021

Press Report w/e 18/04/2021

After a six month break from action, the black and white vests made a welcome return to running over the last fortnight. The previous week had seen the first resumption of running activity with most Quakers heading to Lambton Castle for the 10K trail race taking place...
Jan to Mar 2022 Achievements

2020 Achievement Round Up

Over the last few years during Jan/Feb I have published a list of achievements that we have seen from our club. The list shows the performance of the members who have chosen to take part in events and have achieved a Personal Best time (PB), set or broken a Club...
Chairman’s Statement New Year 2021

Chairman’s Statement New Year 2021

As you are aware a decision was recently made to cancel all training until the end of the year. In light of yesterday’s announcements, we now find ourselves in tier 4 so at this time we are unable to provide any further update as to when training will recommence,...
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...
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...
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...
Press Report w/e 23/08/2020

Press Report w/e 23/08/2020

The last two weeks had seen the black and white colours finally flying again as a few races appeared on the calendar once more. The Hardmoors 160 – the “Ring of Steele” – took place at the weekend, which saw two Quakers among just eight runners...

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 recordings only available to those of you with the recording link. Therefore if you gain...

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 could do about them. This an ‘unlisted’ You Tube channel with recordings only available...

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 patterning) This an ‘unlisted’ You Tube channel with recordings only available to those...

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 run. This is an ‘unlisted’ You Tube channel with recordings only available to those of you...

Take a breather and save your energy

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 trainers on? This video will help you understand how sub optimal breathing could increase total...
Jan to Mar 2022 Achievements

Quakers help raise funds for two local charities

Quakers once again kept themselves busy raising money for two local charities during the current lockdown. Following on from the £300 raised for the Mowden Pub which went towards buying food to make meals for the elderly and vulnerable in the community, a further £416...