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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
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...
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...
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...
Standing Long Jump I have to say that the Standing Long Jump Challenge wasn’t the highest field ever for a sporting event but it was pretty competitive and,...
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...
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...
Latest Press Reports
Most Quakers headed south in search of points as the latest championship race took place. The Snake Lane 10 mile race was held in and around the village of Pocklington, where the fairly flat course enabled several runners to set new personal bests. Dawn Richardson...
Most races fell victim to the stormy weather, though some survived, including the latest championship race. The Absent Friends trail race took place over at a muddy Cowpen Bewley, the route having to be reduced due to flooding on part of the route. Dave Jones...
The stormy weather put paid to just about every race at the weekend, with one unsurprising exception. The first Hardmoors trail race of the year took place over on the coast at Saltburn. In the marathon distance, Wendy Colling completed the windy route in 6:22 along...
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
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...
BY MICHAEL JOYEUX The 2018 British Masters International Cross Country event took place in Swansea, Wales this year. It is held on a rotation across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Teams of runners in both genders are picked in each age...
BY LISA JENKINS Ormesby Hall’s FREE monthly 10k trail run takes place on the fourth Sunday of every month. Registration is at 8.30am in the tea room, which is accessed from the garden and the run starts at 9am. Race numbers are issued on your first run and then you...
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.