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An army of volunteers to help at Kielder Marathon weekend

Race organisers at Kielder have drafted in the armed forces to help runners soldier on. Twenty-five members of the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery have volunteered to help with a different kind of military exercise at the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend, taking place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018. The soldiers, who […]

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Food for Fuel at Kielder pasta party

Runners at the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend are being invited to a party with a difference. The weekend’s first pre-race ‘Pasta Party’ will be taking place on Saturday October 6, 2018, for competitors who want to ‘carb-load’ the day before Britain’s most beautiful marathon and half marathon. Held in the Boat Inn restaurant at […]

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Water power for Kielder runner

A runner’s job is at the heart of his efforts to power himself around Britain’s most beautiful Marathon. David Raggett, aged 39, works for innogy Renewables UK, which operates Northumbrian Water’s hydroelectric power station at Kielder Water. The largest hydro power station in England, it churns out some six megawatts of power – enough to […]

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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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