Gordon Smith Relays results

2018 results:



  • 1st team Morpeth Harriers (Gemma Floyd, Helen King, Jane Hodgson) 35:32
  • 2nd team Gosforth Harriers (Susan Driscoll, Sarah Katie Mellor) 37:00
  • 3rd team North Shields Poly (C Penfold, C Maley, A Smith) 37:11
  • Fastest senior Katie Mellor (Gosforth)11:36
  • Fastest vet Jane Hodgson (Morpeth) 11:15



  • 1st team Morpeth Harriers (Sam Hancox, Ian Hudspith, Mark Long) 29:12
  • 2nd team Tyne Bridge Harriers (Terry Scott, Carl Smith, James Dunce) 29:20
  • 3rd team Morpeth Harriers (George Lowry, John Butters, Kris Smith) 29:32
  • Fastest senior George Lowry and James Dunce 9:32
  • Fastest vet Ian Hudspith (Morpeth) 9:49

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.

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

Spud and Lettuce Café, Cobalt Business Park, Silver Fox Way, NE27 0QJ
Google Maps Location

19:00 – Ladies Event Begins

19:45 – Mens 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 2017 here.

Read all about it and see results from 2016 here.


  • Kevin Freeman ( Blyth Running Club)

    Do you know what date the aforementioned relays will be held in 2019?

    • Hi Kevin,

      This years Gordon Smith Relays are due to be held on Wednesday the 8th of May.
      Our secretary did email the prospectus out to clubs a few weeks back.
      This page should be updated with all the current information in the next few days.

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