George Ogle Memorial Race

Watch this space: 2019 race date soon to be announced.

Fancy taking part in the George Ogle Memorial Race in 2019?  Here’s a video of the course, taken before last year’s race.

  • Date TBC
  • Fully UKA licensed event organised by Derwent Running Club
  • License TBC
  • Entry Fees TBC
  • Fully marked course, with chip-timing and finishers’ gift

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Thank you to our friends at Sunderland Strollers who help us with online booking and chip-timing.

George Ogle 2019


This trail race – in 2019 it will be its ninth year – explores Gateshead’s lovely Derwent Valley in the Land of Oak & Iron.  The race is approximately 5.5 miles and starts and finishes 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.  Look out for the hill section near the start!  It is organised by Derwent Valley Running Club. The race is chip-timed and all online entrants will receive a finisher’s gift.

Check out the video of the route.

George Ogle Memorial Race 2018

George Ogle Memorial Race 2017


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.

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 for 2019 as we get closer to race day.

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Supporters and sponsors

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters for their help in making the race happen in 2019, including:

Customfit Brands

Digital Sidekick

Gateshead Council

My Progress Tracker

Natural Beauty Clinic

Pedalling Squares

Penny Print
Summit Crazy
Start Fitness

Seaton Spring

Sunderland Strollers

Team Valley Printers

…and all our volunteer marshals!



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 2018


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


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