Each Main Session is carefully designed so that, whatever your experience, your pace or your goals, you will be able to get the most out of them.  The dedicated coaching team are on hand to ensure your safety and give you tips on how to improve your form so you get the most from your training with us.

 

 

Main Sessions

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Date, TimeVenueSessionMain Session CoachesSteady Run Coaches
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 18:30Brinkburn Pub, DL3 0YR

MONTHLY SOCIAL STEADY RUN

All are welcome, regardless of pace.  Come along and have a chat with fellow runners during a sociable steady run. 

David Ledgerwood

Ian Young

Rob Dent

Thursday 2 JuneNo session due to the bank holiday

 

 

Sunday 5 June 2022, 09:00Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

SUNDAY STEADY

Ian will be taking out a 6 mile steady run at about a 12 min mile pace. All welcome.

Ian Young 
Monday 6 June, 19:00Eastbourne Sports Complex, DL1 1LD

FORTNIGHTLY TRACK SESSIONS

  • 2 x Laps Warm up Clockwise around the Track
  • Activation Drills & Stretches
  • Main Session
  • 2 x Laps Cool Down Clockwise around the Track
  • Static Stretches
Paul Roberts 
Tuesday 7 June 2022, 18:30Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

SPEED – PAIRED 200M REPS (Parlauf)

Field Session

Main Session: Each runner paired with someone of same pace. Runner A starts at 50m point, runner B at 250m point. Runner A starts first, running 200m at effort until they get to runner B, at which point they then set off to run their 200m at effort. While runner B is running, runner A is taking recovery straight down the middle of the course back to their starting point, to get there just as runner B gets in. Runner A then sets off on 200m effort again while runner B takes their recovery down the middle back to their start point, to get there just as runner A gets in.

  • 10 mins effort, 5 mins rest, 10 mins effort

Sally Singleton

Sue New

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Brian McLaren

Juliette McLaren

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Phil Thornberry

 

Thursday 9 June 2022, 18:30Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

ENDURANCE – HILL SESSION

Hill Close Avenue and Clare Avenue

Starting on the corner of Leith Road and Hill Close Avenue, effort is uphill on Hill Close Avenue/Clare Avenue until you reach the junction at Whitemeadows. Once there, cross the road, and take recovery on the downhill.

  • A Session – 10 reps
  • B session – 8 reps
  • C session – 6 reps

Steve Padgett

Helen Spaven

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Marc Ellis

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Lee Morris

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 18:30Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

SPEED – FLYING 500’s

South Park

Effort will be from Victoria Embankment gates to the Bottom of Squirrel Hill. As we are using the session to develop your Speed, your Rate of Perceived Effort should be 9/10 (Running hard, generally unable to talk, one word at a time). You will therefore want your recovery to match the time it takes for you to perform the rep. For instance, if you run the rep. at 2:30, your recovery should be 2:30. This is to allow your body to recover so that you can give your best effort on each rep. As with all interval-based sessions, you should be looking for consistency across the reps. (Last rep. should be as good as your first).

  • A Session is 6 to 8 x 500m Reps with equivalent time recovery between reps
  • B Session 4 to 6 x 500m reps with the equivalent time as recovery between reps

Steve Padgett

Rob Dent

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Emma Joyeux

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Graham Park

Thursday 16 June 2022, 18:30White Heiffer Pub, DL2 2GG

ENDURANCE – LUMPS AND BUMPS

West Park

From the starting point (where the two paths meet just past the bridge after the play area), members run straight up the hill ahead of them, circling the sculpture at the top of the hill, and then taking the last path before they would re-join the way they had come. Following this path until taking the next right-hand turn and following this path round down the hill to the start point.

  • A Session – 15 minutes of continuous effort, followed by a 5 minute recovery, and a further 15 minutes of continuous effort
  • B Session – 15 minutes of continuous effort, followed by a 5 minute recovery, and a further 10 minutes of continuous effort
  • C Session – 10 minutes of continuous effort, followed by a 5 minute recovery, and a further 10 minutes of continuous effort

Marc Ellis

Graham Park

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Pip Rayner

David Ledgerwood

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Gillian Harris

Monday 20 June 2022, 19:00Eastbourne Sports Complex, DL1 1LD

FORTNIGHTLY TRACK SESSIONS

  • 2 x Laps Warm up Clockwise around the Track
  • Activation Drills & Stretches
  • Main Session
  • 2 x Laps Cool Down Clockwise around the Track
  • Static Stretches
Paul Roberts
Tuesday 21 June 2022, 18:30Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

SPEED – Indian File

Field Session

In lines of 5-6 and where the runner at the back runs to the front. First run to the front will be steady and then each time slowly increase your speed to the front of the line and on your last run you should be running at high intensity.

  • 10 minutes, 5 mins rest, 10 minutes.

Lee Morris

Rob Dent

 

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Brian McLaren

Juliette McLaren

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Ian Young

Thursday 23 June 2022, 18:30Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

ENDURANCE – 1000M REPS (DENESIDE DASH)

Deneside Road, Pierremont Road, Orchard Road, Dene Grove and Woodland Road

Each rep starts at the gates to the Tennis Dene on Westlands Road. Members will run out of the gate, turning right onto Deneside Road, right onto Pierremont Road, right into Orchard Road, following the road around into Dene Grove, then turning onto Woodland Road and finally right back into the Tennis Dene.

Members will take a two minute recovery between reps.

  • A Session – 8 reps
  • B session – 6 reps
  • C session – 4 reps

Helen Spaven

Mark Colling

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Wendy Colling

Ian Hart

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Ian Young

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 18:30Abbey Road Sports Field, DL3 8LR

SPEED – 600 SOLUTION 

The Headlands, Treelands and Hummersknott Avenue

Starting on the corner of The Headlands and Treelands, follow The Headlands until it meets Hummersknott Avenue. Turn left into Hummersknott Avenue, following the road around to The Headlands. Turn left into The Headlands and follow the road around until you meet Treelands again, and this concludes the rep. Aiming to run at 5K pace (or >5K pace). Rate of Perceived Effort should be 8.5/10 or 9/10). Perhaps being able to exchange the odd word with the person alongside you, however it is intended to be an intense session.

Recovery is two minutes between reps and should be taken as a walk around Treelands.

  • A Session – 8-10 Reps
  • B Session – 6-8 Reps
  • C Session – 4-6 Reps

Billy Harris

Phil Thornberry

10-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Emma Joyeux

12-MINUTE MILE STEADY

Ian Young

Thursday 30 June 2022, 18:30

The Shuttle and Loom Pub

DL1 3RW

MONTHLY SOCIAL STEADY RUN

All are welcome, regardless of pace.  Come along and have a chat with fellow runners during a sociable steady run. 

Rob Dent

Pip Rayner

 

When working out your effort level for each session, Members may wish to give some thought to the following Rates of Perceived Effort. Our Coaches are able to offer some guidance regarding the effort level required for each session, however obviously you may want to give consideration to your own training needs too (training for a 5K race will look very different to training for a marathon, for instance). If you have any questions, please do discuss with the Session Coach, or contact us at leadcoach@quakersrunningclub.org.uk There are steady runs at a variety of paces every Tuesday and Thursday evening, alongside these main sessions. See the Steady Runs Training Schedule for more details. Our club has a wide range of qualified coaches who have experience in many different distances and across many different terrains. Click here to view our Coaches page. Coaching is organised by our Lead Coaches. You can e-mail leadcoach@quakersrunningclub.org.uk for information about any of the sessions. New members are encouraged to come down and try our sessions or join a steady run group.


Notes about training

 

  • The advertised times are when we aim to set off. Runners typically arrive at the venue anything up to 15 minutes before this time, in order to socialise, find out more about the sessions which are taking place, listen to announcements, check the club noticeboard, and so on;
  • Members taking part in a training session prior to competing in a race (mid-week or weekend) should seek the advice of the coach conducting the session in order to identify the most appropriate training level;
  • Please appreciate our coaches – without them, we wouldn’t have any training sessions!
  • All training sessions start from the Abbey Road Sports Field, Abbey Road, Darlington.

Please be aware that your effort in each session depends on your current training aims, level of fitness and your need to taper/recover. The coaches will be able to advise you on how many reps you should be aiming to complete. We also would like to encourage runners of all levels to take part in the sessions, including new runners.


Non members trying out the club

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 who is attending training. Paper copies of the form are available from the coach on duty on the night. Click here to download the Non-Member Registration Form (PDF)