George Ogle Memorial Race

Well done to everyone who ran at this year’s race (Weds 24 May 2017). Thank you for coming and we hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Results are now available online here: Race Results 2017

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



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This 6-mile trail race explores Gateshead’s lovely Derwent Valley in the Land of Oak & Iron.  For the first time, in 2017 the race started and finished 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 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).

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Supporters and sponsors

Thank you once again to Northumbrian Water for supplying our bottled water this year and Penny Print for helping us with publicity materials.

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Race contacts:

For information and general queries: Karen Ogle, Race Director, Derwent Valley Running Club,

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

George Ogle Memorial Race Nine Arches Bridge


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:…

George Ogle 2015 startline