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...
Achievements Oct-Dec

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...
Achievements Oct-Dec

Achievements July – Sept 2023

When you look back over the Summer achievements July to September our club members have been amazing.  We have fabulous results from 1 mile to Ultra distances with marathons being run far away in Belfast, Berlin and Montreal.  This list shows 18 Club Records in the 3...
28th September: QRC Treasure Hunt

28th September: QRC Treasure Hunt

Photo of the winning team – Rob’s Runners  What a brilliant night at the Run/Talk social run tonight! There was a fabulous turn out of almost 50 Quakers taking on the Treasure Hunt and taking part in the raffle for Darlington MS which is the Quakers’...
Press Report: 16th – 30th September 2023

Press Report: 16th – 30th September 2023

Photo: QRC members at Snape 10k (10k league race) Lots to celebrate again – a busy second half of September saw more variation in races from a mile to 65 (ish) miles with races home and abroad with championship and 10k league races thrown in for good measure…...
Press Report: 1st – 15th September 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th September 2023

Another busy press report for the beginning of September, with Quakers running a range of events and races, including the iconic Great North Run. Lots to celebrate with members taking part in races/new distances for the first time, PBs, ‘podium finishes’...
Press Report: 16th – 31st August 2023

Press Report: 16th – 31st August 2023

Photo: QRC members at the Tom Wall NYMAC Relays at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough   The 2nd half of August was busy with members taking part in a variety of races and events including a good turn out of members at Quakers’ very own Mowden Meander Trail Handicap Race and...
Press Report: 1st – 15th August 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th August 2023

QRC members at Darlington 10k. Photograph credit to David Aiken. Another busy fortnight for Quakers with lots to celebrate… 5th August: parkruns – Darlington South Park At Darlington, Rob Dent finished in 5th place overall and 4th male in 19:43 whilst Helen Spaven...
Press Report: 16th – 31st July 2023

Press Report: 16th – 31st July 2023

Photo: Quakers at the Willow Miner Trail Race The second half of July has seen Quakers taking part in road, trail and fell across all the distances from 1 mile to 100 (105!) miles. 16th Hamsterley Forest Half Marathon (10k also available) With a mix of gradual and...
Press Report: 1st – 15th July 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th July 2023

Photo: Quakers at Croft 10k and 5k 1st July: parkrun – Darlington South Park & Cotsford Fields At Darlington South Park, Adrian Gooding knocked 18 seconds of his PB from back in August 2016, to finish in 20:53 whilst Sally Singleton achieved her 250th parkrun...
Achievements Oct-Dec

Achievements Apr-Jun 2023

WOW! The achievements for you all for the April to June quarter are incredible. This must be the longest list we have ever had.  Congratulations go to the beginners/return to running group on their parkrun graduation first of all. After that we have members competing...
Press Report: 16th – 30th June 2023

Press Report: 16th – 30th June 2023

Photo: Tom at Lakeland 5 Passes During the 2nd half of June QRC members have completed a wide variety of events from 1 mile to ultra distances and including community and charity fundraising events. 17th June: parkrun – Darlington South Park, Hackworth, Shildon...
Achievements Oct-Dec

Links to Event Listing Websites

Listed below are links to sites where you can find event listings for all types of running and distances from 1 mile to Ultra Marathons.  It may help you find something a little bit different. LDWA has been included as they have challenge events which are open to...
Press Report: 1st – 15th June 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th June 2023

1st – 15th June 2023 David and Rebecca at the Lakeland Trails Coniston Marathon In the first half of June, QRC members have competed in a variety of events including road, trail, fell and track with races from the 10k and championship leagues thrown in for good...
11th June 2023: Race for Life at Darlington South Park

11th June 2023: Race for Life at Darlington South Park

There was a sea of pink in Darlington South Park as almost 1000 people took part in the Race for Life, the annual fundraiser for Cancer Research UK which is expected to raise in excess of £55,000, which will go to scientists trying to find new ways to prevent,...
10th June 2023: QRC Beginners’ Group Graduation

10th June 2023: QRC Beginners’ Group Graduation

Congratulations to our fabulous beginners who completed their graduation run at Darlington, South Park parkrun! They started with a mixture of walking and running at first, and with the help of coaches Graham, Andy and Steve, have gradually increased the amount of...
Press Report: 16th – 31st May 2023

Press Report: 16th – 31st May 2023

16th – 31st May 2023 Photo: Rob D at Durham Trail 10 (photo taken by Trail Outlaws)  The 2nd half of May has seen QRC members competing in a variety of events from parkrun right up to 100 miles and including all the disciplines of road, trail, fell and canicross!...
Press Report: 1st – 15th May 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th May 2023

Photo: Daniel (Half marathon) and Kylie (10k) at Sunderland 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 lots of great achievements and PBs....
Press Report: 16th – 30th April 2023

Press Report: 16th – 30th April 2023

Photo: Fred Tennant at Manchester Marathon 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 2023

Press Report: 1st – 15th April 2023

Photo: Sue and Darren at South Park 20 A very busy start to the month with events from 5k up to 112 miles including parkruns, fun run, road runs, trail runs, Canicross, Ultras and a 3 day event as well as Championship and 10k league races. 1st April: parkrun –...