Training Schedule

Main Sessions

3 Apr
7:00pmTRACK SESSION Eastbourne complex
Open to all Quakers members of all abilities
Jeff Marriott
4 Apr
6:30pm3000M REPS
(Coniscliffe Road / Edinburgh Drive to Merrybent)
A session - 3 reps
B session - 2 reps
5 mins recovery between reps
Gary Read
Steve Padgett
Darren Wright
6 Apr
(Sugar Hill Park)
15 mins, 5 mins recovery, 15 mins
Nick Watson
Mark Colling
11 Apr
Shuttle reps (round lake runners paired up
5 reps with 2 mins recovery between reps
Paul Dalton
Steve Padgett
13 Apr
6:30pm200m REPS
(Abbey Road field)
A session 2 sets of 10
B session 2 sets of 8
200 metres jog recovery between reps - 10 minutes recovery
between sets
David Ledgerwood
Sally Singleton
18 Apr
Effort - Victoria Embankment gates over bridge to Grange Road gates.
Jog recovery round to Parkside gates.
Effort - Parkside gates to Victoria Embankment gates
2 mins recovery.
A session - 4 reps
B session - 3 reps
Sue New
Graham Park
20 Apr
(Abbey Road field)
A session - SHUTTLE REPS (50m/100m/150m sprints in pairs)
B session - FARTLEK
10 mins, 5 mins rest, 10 mins
5 mins recovery then switch round
A session - FARTLEK
B session - SHUTTLE REPS (50m/100m/150m sprints in pairs)
10 mins, 5 mins rest, 10 mins
Anthony Corbett
Steve Padgett
23 Apr
9:00amSteady Run
8-10 miles at a sociable pace.
All abilities welcome.
Meet at Abbey Road Sports Field gates.
Ian Young
25 Apr
6:30pm150 METRE REPS
Stanhope Park
A session 10 reps/5 mins rest/10reps
B session 8 reps/5 mins rest/8 reps
Jog back recovery around outside of park
Paul Dalton
Rob Dent
27 Apr
Meet at the Mowden Pub car park at the beginning of the session and go to the pub afterwards for a social get together
Gary Read (Lead)
Ian Young
Dawn Richardson
Fin Fox

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 coach, Sally Singleton. You can email 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)