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Runners return to Kielder for Britain’s most beautiful marathon weekend

Runners and crowds of enthusiastic supporters descended upon the shores of Northumberland’s Kielder Reservoir as the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend got under way. More than 1,300 runners and cyclists took part in the first day of races on this 11th year of Britain’s most beautiful marathon. The Run Bike Run duathlon, which breaks the marathon […]

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It’s back! A Marathon effort as “Britain’s Most Beautiful” returns in style

Plans for the 11th Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon weekend began in earnest shortly after the tenth anniversary event drew to a close… …and today (Sunday 3 October), two years on, thousands of runners turned out in force to mark a triumphant return. With more than 1,100 runners taking on the Kielder Marathon and Kielder Half Marathon, […]

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Pre Race Blog from Ambassador Richard

Britain’s Most Beautiful ½ here we come… I hope! I have been so excited about the Kielder ½ marathon. I’ve run consistently through lockdown and love this event so much. A PB on the cards? Unfortunately, probably not… Two-and-a-half weeks ago, just 36 hours before the 40th Great North Run (my designated ‘warm up event’), […]

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Kielder Marathon runners to take the race virtual in Quebec

On the day of the Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon, two competitors will be limbering up to take on the challenge from more than 4,500 miles away. Travel restrictions mean that Dawn Haworth, originally from Newcastle, and Diane Woollard, originally Milton Keynes, won’t be able to make the trip from Canadato the banks of Kielder Reservoir […]

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Twelve months from major surgery: Ian thanks cancer charity by tackling Kielder Half Marathon

A year after major cancer surgery that saw Ian Sturrock’s appendix, spleen, gall bladder and parts of his stomach and intestines removed, the retired policeman is set to take on the challenge of the Active Northumberland Kielder Half Marathon. The 54-year-old from Sedgefield, County Durham, will tackle the 13-mile course with his wife, headteacher Liz, […]

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