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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!

Update Regarding Roadmap out of Lockdown

Our normal club sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday are currently suspended however smaller ‘steady’ groups are being pre-arranged with all details on the members’ facebook group. 

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,...

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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

Hip Hinge Video

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...

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May’s QRC Spotify Playlist

I have loved curating this playlist for you all. It's eclectic to say the least. Some of it is fast. Some of it is less fast.  Some of it is cool. Some of it...

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QRC Quiz Week 4

This week's quiz is another picture round - see if you can work out the running club from the vest design. It's one that's been done at one of the quizzes a few...

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Athletes Handbook Now Free

This great resource has been made FREE OF CHARGE during this difficult time. The Athletics 365 Athlete Handbooks have been designed to help athletes measure and...

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QRC Quiz Week 3

This week's quiz to keep you entertained for the week is another picture round. Can you identify the cities from their famous landmark? QRC Quiz 3 - Landmarks The...

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Latest Press Reports

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...

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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...

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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...

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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

Race Report – LDWA Hadrian Hundred

Race Report – LDWA Hadrian Hundred

BY DAVE THOMPSON Before If you have not heard of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) before a smidgen of background information.Basically it does what it says on the tin 43 geographical groups across the country promote and organise long distance walks. Their...

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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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