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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Around the lake for a coast-to-coast

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

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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