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.
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.
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.
Supporters and sponsors
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters for their help in making the race happen in 2019, including:
…and all our volunteer marshals!
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, ClubSecretary@SunderlandStrollers.co.uk
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: http://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/results.aspx…