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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


Date for your diaries: Sunday 26th April - which should have been the London Marathon, and instead will be the ‘QRC Mar-at-home' (get it?) 😁 The idea is...

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Latest Press Reports

Press Report w/e 02/02/2020

Press Report w/e 02/02/2020

Most Quakers headed down to Yorkshire at the weekend, as the club championship officially kicked off. There was a large turnout at Dewsbury for the 10K race taking place on the out and back course from the town centre. Michael Joyeux led the large black and white...

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Press Report w/e 26/01/2020

Press Report w/e 26/01/2020

A very quiet week saw just a couple of Quakers in action at the weekend. At the Ferriby 10 mile race, taking place near Hull, Louise Trainor completed the mostly countryside route in 1:16:38. Down at Kirkstall, Ruth Middleton did the It's Parky Up North half marathon,...

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Press Report w/e 19/01/2020

Press Report w/e 19/01/2020

Another quiet January week saw most runners heading down the road for the latest cross country race. The latest cross country fixture took place over at a muddy Ormesby Hall. In the women’s race, which included the over 65 men, Louise Trainor completed the two-lap...

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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 – A Year of Master’s Running (Part 1)

Race Report – A Year of Master’s Running (Part 1)

BY MICHAEL JOYEUX I like to have one big target to work on over a running year. Sometimes, when the weather is horrid or the sofa is too comfy, it’s the motivation that’s needed to lace up your trainers and get out training: “rise and shine”. So in 2018, I decided...

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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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