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

George Ogle Memorial Race 2017

Stop press!  The race date for this year is Wednesday 24 May and online entries will open soon.

We hope to see you all at our 6m trail race once again this year. We have a new (bigger) Race HQ at Swalwell Juniors FC, just down the road from the cricket club, with more parking options.

Keep checking back to our George Ogle Race page for more information and the latest news and don’t forget to like our race page on Facebook (@georgeoglememorialrace).

Meeting points

Our regular winter meeting point for Tues, Weds and Thurs sessions is the car park in Derwent Park, off Burnopfield Road, NE39 1LG. (Down the hill from the chippy, next to the sand play area.) See Where we meet and run

Embrace the dark!

Its that time of year when we spend our evening sessions running in the dark.  For all our sessions it is recommended that you wear high-vis and reflective clothing/vests to be seen by traffic and other road users.  For our Thursday night sessions, a head torch is an absolute essential.

Absolute beginners running club

Want to get fit outdoors?  Always fancied giving running a go?  Not been running for ages? Then our Wednesday group could be for you. Visit our Absolute Beginners page to find out how you can take part.

About us

We meet in Rowlands Gill and train in Gateshead’s beautiful Derwent Valley.

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?