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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


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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Thousands tackle Britain’s most beautiful marathon and half marathon

Kielder Marathon Weekend 
Sunday Kielder Marathon Views

Around 4,500 visitors, competitors and spectators descended on Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Waterside park for the day’s events and were treated to a great day of entertainment and athleticism by runners of all ages and from across the country. In the Marathon, more than 670 runners made their way around Kielder Water, northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, and winning […]

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Run Bike Run record smashed on day one of Kielder Marathon Weekend with victory for Fenwick in the 10K

Kielder Marathon Weekend 
Saturday Run Bike Run Winner Chris Smith

Day one of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend is complete, with more than one thousand competitors taking part in the first two events of Britain’s most beautiful marathon. Around 2,500 visitors, competitors and spectators descended on to Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Waterside site for the 10k and Run Bike Run events today (October 7) and […]

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