Training Schedule

Main Sessions

DateTimeSessionCoach
Thursday
1 June
6:30pmENDURANCE SESSION - 3000m REPS (Coniscliffe Road/Edinburgh Drive to Merrybent)
A Session – 3 Reps
B Session – 2 Reps
5 Minutes recovery between reps
David Ledgerwood
Gemma Marshall
Graham Park
Monday
5 June
7:00pmTRACK SESSION
Eastbourne Complex 7pm to 8pm
The session will comprise a warm up, a series of technical drills, the Main Session, and a cool down.

The Main Session will be 6 x 600m with reducing recovery.
The session is open to all Members, and all abilities are welcome.
Jeff Marriott
Tuesday
6 June
6:30pmSPEED SESSION – SHUTTLE REPS (South Park – Around the lake
- runners paired off in A and B) 6 reps (2 minutes recovery between repetitions).

Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), a series of Technical Drills for Speed, the Main Session, and a Cool Down.

Main Session: From the starting point, each one of the pair runs in opposite directions on the higher path around the lake (ie. one runs clockwise, one runs anti-clockwise). The runners should will meet, tag, turn and return, aiming to meet at the starting point at the same time. On the outward leg, runners remain on the outer side of the path, and on the inward leg, runners remain on the inside of the path.
Sue New
Steve Padgett
Lisa Johnstone
Thursday
8 June
6:30pmHANDICAP RACE – MOWDEN MEANDER
Open to all members and abilities. Time 6.15 registration and venue to meet at is The Mowden Pub. Entry into the event is a donation of a can or packet goods for the King’s Church Food Bank.
Ian Bond
Anthony Corbett
Richie Payne (organising marshals)
Sunday, 11 June9amSUNDAY STEADY RUN
Meet at the gates of Abbey Road Sports Field for a steady, sociable Sunday run. Please do remember that this is intended as a sociable group run, as opposed to a training run.
Ian Young
Tuesday
13 June
6:30pmSPEED (SPEED ENDURANCE) SESSION – FLYING 500’S –
TRIAL SESSION
(South Park)
Session to commence with a warm up (run to the session), a series of Technical Drills for Speed, the Main Session, and a Cool Down. The Main Session will consist of Effort from Victoria Embankment gates to Bottom of Squirrel Hill.

As we are using the session to develop your Speed, you will 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).

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

(If you are looking to use the session to develop your Speed Endurance, your recovery should be half of the time it takes to perform the rep. For instance, if you run the rep. at 2:30, your recovery should be 75 seconds. If you want the purpose of the session to be to build endurance to run faster for longer, you may want to consider doing a higher number of reps.)
Paul Dalton
Lee Morris
Thursday
15 June
6:30pmENDURANCE - 2000M REPS. (Coniscliffe Road/Edinburgh Drive to Staindrop Road)
A Session - 4 reps
B Session - 3 reps
2:30 recovery between reps.
Gary Read
Wendy Colling
Mark Colling
Tuesday
20 June
6.30pmSPEED – PAIRED 200M REPS (PARLAUF)
(Abbey Road Sports Field)
Session to commence with a Warm Up, a series of Technical
Drills for Speed, the Main Session, and a Cool Down.

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
Rob Dent
Sally Singleton
Thursday
22 June
6:30pmENDURANCE – VICTORIA ROAD HILL SESSION
Effort for each rep should be the same as the first rep. with approx. 800m jog recovery
A Session - 8 to 10 reps
B Session - 6 to 8 reps
Darren Wright
Sue New
Tuesday
27 June
6:30pmSPEED – FARTLEK / SHUTTLE REP SESSION
(Abbey Road Sports Field)
Session to commence with a Warm Up, a series of Technical Drills for Speed, the Main Session, and a Cool Down.

Main Session:
A session - SHUTTLE REPS (50m/100m/150m sprints in pairs)
B session – FARTLEK
(5 Minutes on each, followed by 5 minutes rest, and then 5 Minutes on each again)
Paul Dalton
Lee Morris
Thursday
29 June
6:30pmMONTHLY STEADY RUN
For all Members. Meet at The Mowden Pub car park.
Darren Wright
Lisa Johnstone
Lee Morris
Abbie Hull

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, Paul Dalton and David Ledgerwood. You can e-mail leadcoach@quakers.run 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

Harry Manuel: One of our most experienced coaches

Harry Manuel: One of our most experienced coaches

  • 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-Members form (PDF)