Gordon Smith Relays 2019

The 2019 Gordon Smith Relays take place on Wednesday 8th May

Gordon Smith was a former chairman of Wallsend Harriers and made a distinctive mark on the club. He and his good friend Terry O’Gara (also a former chairman) both had an acute sense of the social and communal benefits of sport and possessed the famous Geordie values of ‘work hard, play hard’.

This popular relay event is held annually over a largely traffic-free course.

3×2 miles. £15 per team. 

7pm start for Women, 7:45pm for Men

  • Women’s – min age is 16, but one of the team must be a V35 or older.
  • Men’s – min age is 16, but one of the team must be a V40 or older.

We have a total limit of 168 teams across both teams, so get your entries in quick!

please note: there are no changing facilities available.

Read full 2019 prospectus here.

The Relays will be held at the West Allotment County Park, Silverlink North.

There are prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd men’s team
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd women’s team
  • Fastest senior, fastest veteran man
  • Fastest senior, fastest veteran woman

Race Day Information

18:00 – Number collection

Cobalt Express, Cobalt Business Park, Silver Fox Way, NE27 0QJ
Google Maps Location

The course route is available here.

19:00 – Women’s Event Begins

19:45 – Men’s Event Begins

20:30 (approx) – Prize Presentations & Buffet 


Available close to Race HQ at Cobalt Unit 30

Previous Results

Read all about it and see results from 2018 here.

Read all about it and see results from 2017 here.

Read all about it and see results from 2016 here.