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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They’re back: 19 runners set to remain ever-present at 11th Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon

Runners in the 11th Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon will be tackling the challenging ups and downs of Lakeside Way for a variety of causes and reasons. Among them will be 19 stalwarts who have already tackled the course and beaten it ten times before. When the last of those 19 crosses the line, they will have […]

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Pre Race Blog from Ambassador Mark

Yessssssssssssssssss – I am so excited, running events are back! I cannot wait to be on the start line of this year’s Kielder Marathon, ready to take on the trails over 26.2 miles around the stunning landscape of Kielder Reservoir. It has been a very difficult few months for so many people, but the news […]

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Pre Race Blog from our Ambassador Tasha

Kielder, we’ve got unfinished business. I won’t dwell too much on the last 12 to 18 months, lockdown led me to training too hard, picking up injuries, getting into cycling (which I’m still doing now alongside running) remembering the importance of strength work – and rolling and stretching! It also meant that Kielder Half Marathon […]

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