George Ogle Memorial Race

George Ogle Memorial Race 2018NEWSFLASH: This year’s George Ogle Memorial Race will take place on Weds 23 May 2018 at 7.15pm and online entry is now open!

Book here: My Results Race website


George Ogle Memorial Race 2017

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7.15pm start
  • Fully UKA licensed event organised by Derwent Running Club
  • License 2018-34981
  • Entry Fees £15 UKA Registered – £17 Unattached runner (online)
  • Fully marked course, with chip-timing and finishers’ gift

You can enter the race by following the link here: My Race Result online entry here  (Thank you to our friends at Sunderland Strollers who help us with online booking and chip-timing.)

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George Ogle Memorial Race 2018


This 6-mile trail race, now in its eighth year, explores Gateshead’s lovely Derwent Valley in the Land of Oak & Iron.  The race will start and finish at Swalwell Juniors Football Club, Derwenthaugh Park, with free parking. The undulating mixed-terrain course includes sections of the Derwent Line and footpaths in local woodlands and fields and alongside the River Derwent.  It is organised by Derwent Valley Running Club. The race is chip-timed and all online entrants will receive a finishers’ gift.



The George Ogle Memorial Race takes place each May, in memory of George Ogle, army runner, Tynedale Harrier and volunteer race official, who died in 2010. It is organised by Derwent Valley Running Club (formerly PB Fitness Running Club).

Race day information

More detailed information about the race day logistics can be found on our Race Info for George Ogle Memorial Race 2018. This will be updated as we get closer to race day.

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Supporters and sponsors

Thank you once again to Penny Print for helping us with publicity materials.

Online entry: My Race Result online entry here

Race contacts:

For information and general queries: Claire Knox, Race Director, Derwent Valley Running Club,

For payment queries: Harry Harrison, Payment Processor, Sunderland Strollers,

George Ogle start line 2017

Start line 2017



Here are the results: Race Results 2017

Photos are available through a link shared on our Facebook page @georgeoglememorialrace



First male: Gary Wallace, Blackhill Bounders (31.52)

First female: Elaine Leslie, Jarrow & Hebburn (37.12) – *FEMALE COURSE RECORD* (beating her own record of 2015!)

Here are the results: George Ogle Memorial Race 2016 results 


First male: Jordan Bell, Blackhill Bounders (31.41)

First female: Elaine Leslie, Jarrow & Hebburn (37.35) – *FEMALE COURSE RECORD*

2015 results:…

Sunshine over Nine Arches Viaduct