The 2020 and 2021 editions of the George Ogle Memorial Race have not been able to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope to welcome you back next year!
About the race
The George Ogle Memorial Race is the perfect way to spend a summer evening, with plenty of fellow competitors for some serious competition, but also the space to find your own pace. We hope you’ll join us in 2019. All speeds and styles welcome.
The 5.5-mile route explores the Derwent Valley, taking runners to places other races don’t reach. Not only the fast sections of surfaced trail on the Derwent Line, including over Seven Arches Viaduct, but also on footpaths that climb above the Line and down along the River Derwent in the meadows area beneath it (so not all flat).
Here’s a video of the course.
2019 was the tenth year of this trail race – it 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.
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.
Supporters and sponsors
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters for their help in making the race happen in 2019, including:
- Digital Sidekick
- Chia Charge
- Gateshead Council
- Natural Beauty Clinic
- Penny Print
- Start Fitness
- Seaton Spring
- Sunderland Strollers
- Team Valley Printers
…and all our volunteer marshals from Derwent Valley Running Club!
For information and general queries: Claire Knox, Race Director, Derwent Valley Running Club, firstname.lastname@example.org
For payment queries: Harry Harrison, Payment Processor, Sunderland Strollers, Chairman@SunderlandStrollers.co.uk
Here are the results: Race Results 2018
First male: Mike Snowball, Morpeth Harriers (32.40)
First female: Elaine Heslie, Jarrow & Hebburn AC (39.11)
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: http://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/results.aspx…