Gordon Smith Relays

The 2018 Gordon Smith Relays take place on Wednesday 9th 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

  • Men’s – min age is 16, but one of the team must be a V40 or older.
  • Women’s – min age is 16, but one of the team must be a V35 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 2018 prospectus here.


The Relays will be held at the West Allotment County Park, Silverlink North with registration from 6pm at the Spud and Lettuce Café (Silver Fox Way, NE27 0QJ). There will be a presentation and buffet after the race.

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

Previous Results

Read all about it and see results from 2017 here.

Read all about it and see results from 2016 here.

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