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A chilling experience for Kielder runners!

The warm up and the cool down are crucial to any exercise, but some runners at Kielder will be taking the cool down to new extremes…to a bone-chilling minus 125 degrees Celsius. A two-minute Cryotherapy session will be offered to just 40 competitors at the Active Northumberland Marathon weekend (Saturday 6 and Sunday October 7). […]

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Olympic legend Daley Thompson to join Kielder runners

Double Olympic Decathlon champion, Daley Thompson CBE, will be guest of honour at the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon. The decathlon legend will join race organiser, fellow Olympic athlete and good friend, Steve Cram at the weekend of events, which takes place on Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7, 2018. Daley, who won decathlon gold […]

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Runner tackles marathon to dispel myths

Ginty Telfer-Wilkes and Kerstine Herbert

Determined runner Ginty Telfer-Wilkes is preparing to take on the Active Northumberland Kielder Half Marathon…and multiple sclerosis in the process. Diagnosed with the disease aged just 40, she could barely get out of bed because of crippling fatigue and agonising nerve pain. Now, nearly four years later, Ginty will be spending her 44th birthday tackling […]

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Around the lake for a coast-to-coast

Kevin Clarke

For some runners, Kielder Marathon is a gruelling challenge…for one man, it’s just part of the training for his epic 4,200 mile challenge across the United States. 46-year-old Kevin Clarke, from Washington in Tyne and Wear, plans to run from the east coast of America to the west coast, starting in New York and finishing […]

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Claus and Cram team up to launch Kielder Marathon

Launch2018Santa

A very special VIP has started his training early for the 2018 Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon Weekend…and we aren’t talking about Steve Cram! Father Christmas took time out of his busy Winter Wonderland schedule at Northumbrian Water’s Landal Kielder Waterside to meet Marathon organiser and Olympian Steve Cram and become the first person to sign […]

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