Training Schedule

Main Sessions

CANCELLATIONS: Click here for the latest cancellations to our training schedule

DateTimeSessionCoach
Thursday, 1st February 20186:30pmCLUB STEADY RUN - TIME TO TALK DAY 2018 The Club are hosting a Club Steady Run in support of Time to Talk Day 2018. Our focus will be to encourage people to #RunAndTalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running, and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it.

All Members to meet at The Mowden Pub at 6:30pm. Coach Graham PARK will lead the run. The focus is very much on this being a sociable run, running as one group, with all abilities welcome. The run will also finish at the pub, where Members can congregate afterwards to talk further.
Graham PARK
Ian YOUNG
Phill JOHNSTON
Sue NEW
Friday, 2nd February 20186:30pmTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate.
Mic DOUGHTY
Saturday, 3rd February 201810:00amTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION.
Mic DOUGHTY
Sunday, 4th February 20189:00amTRAIL STEADY RUN - Meet at Richmond Racecourse Car Park (off Whashton Road) Coaches Abbie HULL and Lucia MINTO will lead a Seven Mile Steady Run on good tracks and footpaths, with focus on off-road running techniques. It could be wet and muddy in parts, so off-road shoes are highly recommended.Abbie HULL
Lucia MINTO
Monday, 5th February 20187:00pmTRACK SESSION at Eastbourne Sports Complex Coach Jeff MARRIOTT will be leading our usually monthly Track Session, and this Month's Session is entitled 'Whistle Stop'. This session is subsidised by the Club, so track fees are not payable in this instance. Jeff MARRIOTT
Tuesday, 6th February 20186:30pm800m Reps/400m Jog Recovery (1200M Loop) Elton Road/Cleveland Terrace/Carmel Road North/Abbey Road
A Session - 8 laps
B Session - 6 laps
Speed/time of 800m should be the same as 400m jog recovery. At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Rob DENT
Steve PADGETT


Thursday, 8th February 2018
6:30pm1800 Metre Reps - Barnes Road, Fulthorpe Avenue and Lunedale Road Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 1800m reps starting on the corner of Lunedale Road and Barnes Road, heading up Barnes Road, turning left into Fulthorpe Avenue, and then left into Lunedale Road. The A Session is 5 reps, with the B Session being 4 reps. Members will take a two minutes recovery between reps.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.

COACHING POINT: RUN TALL
Mic DOUGHTY
Iain CLYDE
Dawn RICHARDSON
Friday, 9th February 20186:30pmTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate.
Mic DOUGHTY
Saturday, 10th February 201810:00amTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION.
Mic DOUGHTY
Tuesday, 13th February 20186:30pmHILL SESSION (Hillclose Avenue to Clare Avenue) Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: Hill reps starting on the corner of Leith Road and Hillclose Avenue, heading uphill on Hillclose Avenue. Effort on the uphill section. Once at the top, cross the road, and take recovery on the downhill. The A Session is 10-12 reps, with the B Session being 8-10 reps. At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.

COACHING POINT: RUNNING UPHILL
Nick WATSON
Anthony CORBETT
Thursday, 15th February 20186:30pm1000 Metre reps (Lunedale Road, Barnes Road, Claxton Avenue and Fulthorpe Avenue) Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 1000m reps starting on the corner of Fulthorpe Avenue and Lunedale Road, with effort on Lunedale Road, Barnes Road and Claxton Avenue. The A Session is 8 reps, with the B Session being 6 reps. A 90 second walking / jog recovery should be taken on Fulthorpe Avenue between each rep.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.
Paul DALTON
Lucia MINTO
Friday, 16th February 20186:30pmTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate.
Mic DOUGHTY
Saturday, 17th February 201810:00amTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION.
Mic DOUGHTY
Saturday, 17th February 201810:30amTRAIL STEADY RUN - Meet at Coatham Wood Car Park (off Long Newton Lane) Coach Abbie HULL will lead a Four to Six Mile Steady Run on good tracks and footpaths, with focus on off-road running techniques. The distance can be flexible depending on who and how many attend. It could be wet and muddy in parts, so off-road shoes are highly recommended.Abbie HULL
Tuesday, 20th February 20186:30pm800 metre reps (Wycliffe Way, Hummersknott Avenue, Carroll Road, Holyrood Avenue and Edinburgh Drive) Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session), and the Main Session.

Main Session: 800m reps starting on the corner of Wycliffe Way and Edinburgh Drive, heading up Wycliffe Way onto Hummersknott Avenue, turning left into Carroll Road and then left into Holyrood Avenue following the road all the way to the corner with Edinburgh Drive. Turn left into Edinburgh Drive, and return to the corner with Wycliffe Way. The session can be used as a Speed Session or and Endurance Session, as follows:

A Session (Speed) – 8 reps – Recovery should be the equivalent time it takes to complete the rep.
B Session (Speed) – 6 reps – Recovery should be the equivalent time it takes to complete the rep.
A Session (Endurance) –10 reps – Recovery should be 50% of the time it takes for you to complete the rep.
B Session (Endurance) – 6-8 reps – Recovery should be 50% of the time it takes for you to complete the rep.

At the end of the session, Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down.

COACHING POINT: Members to focus on maintaining a strong backward arm drive /
balanced arm carriage whilst undertaking the speed elements of this session. Your forward
momentum occurs as a direct result of your backward arm drive.

Keep shoulders loose and your arms relaxed, but not floppy. Tension in your shoulders, neck or upper back can inhibit your arm motion. You need your arms to provide balance, rhythm and power as you run.

Elbows bent at an angle which is approximately ninety degrees, and as the arm moves back and
forth it should continue to stay in a ninety degrees flexion;

Hold your hands with the palm facing inwards, not downwards. If you prefer, keep your fists
loosely clenched, with the thumb resting on the forefinger;

Arms should move in sync with your body. Pull from the shoulder, and not the elbow, to move arms backwards and forwards, but not across the body (think of it as trying to elbow somebody behind you, not beside you).
David LEDGERWOOD
Gary READ
Thursday, 22nd February 20186:30pmClub Steady Run Thursday marks the one year anniversary of the death of much loved member, Neil HARRINGTON, and to allow Members to commemorate this the published sessions have been cancelled (other than the Beginner's Group), and a Club Steady in memory of Neil will take place. Graham PARK
Darren WRIGHT
Ian YOUNG
Lucy BENDLE
Saturday, 24th February 201810:00amTECHNICAL SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) A session that provides focus on the more technical aspects of running, and will include technical drills, flexibility and mobility work, and some speed-work.

This session is open to all Members, however the track time is not being subsidised by the Club, and therefore Members will have to pay track fees, where appropriate. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE PREVIOUS FRIDAY NIGHT SESSION.
Mic DOUGHTY
Sunday, 25th February 20189:00amSUNDAY STEADY RUN All members to meet at the gates at Abbey Road Sports Field at 9am. Coach Ian YOUNG will lead a Sociable Steady Run. The focus is very much on this being a sociable run, running as one group, with all abilities welcome.Ian YOUNG
Tuesday, 27th February 20186:30pmCLUB MONTHLY STEADY RUN All Members to meet at The Mowden Pub at 6:30pm. Coach David LEDGERWOOD will lead the run. The focus is very much on this being a sociable run, running as one group, with all abilities welcome. The run will also finish at the pub, where Members can congregate afterwards for a social drink, and chat to Officers and Coaches about any Club matters.David LEDGERWOOD
Ian YOUNG
Andrew DIXON
Rob DENT

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-Member Registration Form (PDF)