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Gallery: Kielder Marathon in pictures

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More than 670 runners made their way around Kielder Water, northern Europe’s largest man-made lake today (9th October) as they took on the challenge of the Kielder marathon.

First over the line was in a time of 2 hours 46 minutes 18 seconds was Russell Maddams from Keswick Athletic Club.

Over the weekend more than 4,500 people visited Kielder, either taking part in the events or cheering on runners.

The Half Marathon, which started on Northumbrian Water’s Kielder Dam, saw 894 runners take on 13.1 miles around the south side of the reservoir.

In the Junior Events, more than 162 children took part in a number of races held around the Kielder Waterside site while cheered on by families and spectators.

The marathon weekend is in its eighth year and is run by Events of the North, a company led by Olympians Steve Cram and Allison Curbishley.

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“It’s been an amazing day and the perfect way to finish off what has been an incredible weekend here at Kielder.

“We’ve seen some amazing running and performances against what is surely Britain’s most beautiful backdrop for any running event.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part, everyone who came to support their friends and family and all of our partners and staff who helped us put together the Kielder Marathon Weekend.

“It’s thanks to everyone’s hard work and determination that it’s been such a huge success. Bring on next year!”

– Race Director Steve Cram
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Kielder Half Marathon race results 2017 Male

1 Benedict Moore – Gosforth Harriers – 1 hour 20 minutes 29 seconds

2 John Cook – Sunderland Strollers – 1 hour 23 minutes 11 seconds

3 Chris Snowball – Ashington Hirst Running Club – 1 hour 23 minutes 59 seconds

Female

1 Aly Dixon – Sunderland Strollers – 1 hour 24 minutes 38 seconds

2 Vikki Thompson – Haldon Trail Runners – 1 hour 30 minutes 23 seconds

3 Catherine Young – Claremont Road Runners – 1 hour 32 minutes 45 seconds

Kielder Marathon race results 2017 Male

1 Russell Maddams – Keswick Athletic Club – 2 hours 46 minutes 18 seconds

2 Simon Newton – Police: West Yorkshore – 2 hours 46 minutes 55 seconds

3 Alex Daniels – Police: Devon and Cornwall – 2 hours 52 minutes 43 seconds

Female

1 Lorna MacDonald – Morpeth Harriers – 3 hours 15 minutes 20 seconds

2 Lindsay Dixon – Police: Cheshire – 3 hours 25 minutes 58 seconds

3 Debbie Crozier – 3 hours 29 minutes 26 seconds

Kielder Junior Runs race results 2017 The Centurion (2.5km) – under 16s Boys

1 Josh Fiddaman – Blyth – 8 mins 44 seconds

2 Liam Brittle – Darlington Harriers – 9 mins 09 seconds

3 Conan Harper – Teviotdale Harriers – 9 mins 10 seconds

Girls

1 Ruth Fletcher – Mandate AC – 11 mins

2 Kara Drummond – Derwentside AC – 12 mins 22 seconds

3 Charlotte Anderson – 12 mins 35 seconds

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