We’re a small, friendly club of mixed abilities and ages, joined together by our love of running.

Training during the C-19 pandemic: As it is a changing situation, please keep checking back to our Return to Training page for up-to-date information.

George Ogle Memorial Race

The 2020 George Ogle Memorial Race was due to take place on Wednesday (27 May), and when we postponed the event in March, we had hoped that we would be able to reschedule to September. However, as we continue to follow English Athletics guidelines and with no indication when restrictions around mass events will be lifted, Derwent Valley Running Club think the most appropriate and safest thing to do will be to cancel this year’s race and focus on 2021 being the best one yet. 🤜💪

Thank you all for your continuing interest in the George Ogle Memorial Race and we look forward to seeing you on the other side in 2021. Stay safe.

Claire Knox
Race Director

Beginners’ course

Currently on hold, but visit our beginners’ page for more info.

Come join us

If you’d like to be part of #TeamDVRC in 2020 then you’d be very welcome to try out one of our sessions for free. For more information see the pages on our weekly training sessions and how to join.

Meeting locations

Our meeting locations changes according to the planned session, so please contact us to find out where we will meet before heading out. Members can check our private Facebook group or group email for weekly bulletins.

About us

We meet in Rowlands Gill and train in Gateshead’s beautiful Derwent Valley, part of the Land of Oak & Iron.

We have training session throughout the week, as well as regular social runs.

We are affiliated to England Athletics and our members enjoy running in road, trail, cross-country and fell races. Some of us do 5ks, some of us do marathons, some of us even get our kicks from ultras and triathlons.

New members are always welcome, whatever your ability. So what are you waiting for?