Quakers Running Club

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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!

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"No Quaker left behind"

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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.

Latest Press Reports

Press Report w/e 29/12/2019

Press Report w/e 29/12/2019

The last running week of the decade saw just a handful of Quakers racing, while most went out on the big day itself. Boxing Day had seen Philippa Rayner head down to Otley for the Chevin Chase, finishing the 7 mile hilly multi-terrain route in 1:25:21. The last...

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Press Report w/e 22/12/2019

Press Report w/e 22/12/2019

The week before Christmas saw just one Quaker out racing while others stayed local for an anniversary celebration. The sole airing of the black and white vest was up at Chopwell Woods near Consett where Susan Rigg completed the 10 mile trail route around the forest in...

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Press Report w/e 15/12/2019

Press Report w/e 15/12/2019

A fairly quiet week saw a few Quakers heading north for the region’s biggest cross country fixture. The grounds of Alnwick Castle were the venue for the North East Cross Country Championships. In the women’s race, which covered 8K over two laps, Hannah Plaschkes...

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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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