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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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

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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