Training Schedule

Main Sessions

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DateTimeSessionCoach
Friday, 1st December 20176:30pmTECHNICAL 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, 2nd December 201710:00amTECHNICAL 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
Monday, 4th December 20177:00pmTRACK SESSION (Eastbourne Sports Complex) Coach Jeff MARRIOTT will be leading us in a seasonal session of Christmas 'repping'. Jeff MARRIOTT
Tuesday, 5th December 2017
6:30pm800M REPS/400M JOG RECOVERY (1200M Loop) - Elton Road, Cleveland Terrace, Carmel Road North and Neville Road Session to commence with a Warm Up (run to the session) and the Main Session. Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down at the conclusion of the session.

A Session 8 laps
B Session 6 laps
Speed/time of 800m should be the same as 400m jog recovery.
Steve PADGETT
Paul DALTON
Thursday, 7th December 20176:30pm2000 METRE REPS - Edgecombe Drive to Coniscliffe Road The session will commence with a Warm Up (run from Abbey Road Sports Field to the Main Session), followed by the Main Session itself.

Main Session: 2000m reps starting on the corner of Edgecombe Drive and Staindrop Road, heading up Edgecombe Drive, turning right into Barnes Road and then right into Fulthorpe Avenue following the road all the way to the corner of Edinburgh Drive and Coniscliffe Road. The A Session is 4 reps, with the B Session being 3 reps. Members will take a two and a half minutes recovery between reps.

Reminder: Members are encouraged to undertake an appropriate cool down at the conclusion of the session.
Lee MORRIS
Gillian HARRIS
Anthony CORBETT
Sunday, 10th December 20179:00amSOCIABLE SUNDAY STEADY RUN All members to meet at the gates of Abbey Road Sports Field
at 9am. Coach Ian YOUNG will lead the Sociable Sunday Steady. The focus is very much on this
being a sociable run, running as one group, with all abilities welcome.
Ian YOUNG
Tuesday, 12th December 20176:30pmHILL SESSION Hillclose Avenue – 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 downhill. The A Session is 10 reps, with the B Session being 8 reps.

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

Thursday, 14th December 2017
6:30pm1000 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 6-8 reps, with the B Session being 4-6 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.
Rob DENT
Graham PARK
Friday, 15th December 20176:30pmTECHNICAL 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, 16th December 201710:00amTECHNICAL 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, 19th December 20176:30pm1800 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 4-5 reps, with the B Session being 3-4 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.
Phill JOHNSTON
Gary READ
Mic DOUGHTY
Thursday, 21st December 20176:30pmRUDOLPH ROMP All members to meet at Mowden Pub Car Park. Coaches Santa Claus and Mary Christmas will lead the Club Steady. The focus is very much on this being a sociable run, running as one group, with all abilities welcome. Fancy dress is optional, but very much encouraged (though do remember that it will be dark, so Members should also be highly visible).

The ‘Romp’ will also finish at The Mowden Pub, where Members are encouraged to join us for a sociable, seasonal drink.
Paul DALTON
Ian YOUNG
Abbie HULL
Sue NEW

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)