Gordon Smith Relays 2025

The 2025 Gordon Smith Relays will be taking place on Wednesday 7th 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.

Click here for the prospectus.

3 x 2 mile legs @ £18 per team. 

Initial maximum of 10 teams per club.

Clubs must email wallsendharriers@gmail.com by Sunday 30th March with the number of teams they wish to enter. (Please make it clear if you have more than 10 teams in case extra spots become available).

Payment information will be emailed to clubs shortly after team numbers are confirmed.

Final teams to be declared using the entry form here by midday on Friday 2nd May.

7pm start for Women, 8pm 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.

Please note: there are no changing facilities available.

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 man
  • Fastest veteran man
  • Fastest senior lady
  • Fastest veteran woman

Race Day Information

18:00 – Number collection

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

The course route is available here.

19:00 – Women’s Event Begins

20:00 – Men’s Event Begins

Team Prize Presentations – straight after the races finish


Available close to Race HQ at Cobalt Unit 30