Competitors line up for Britain's most picturesque marathon

More than 1,000 competitors will be on the start line for the Kielder Marathon.

Former Olympic athlete and world record holder Steve Cram will be there to cheer them on as they prefer for a race dubbed 'Britain's most picturesque marathon' - 26.2miles around Kielder Water in Northumberland

The Kielder Junior Runs will start at 11am at Leaplish Waterside Park - 45 minutes after the main race.

Yesterday, competition was fierce for the the Kielder 10km and Run bike Run events - part of the marathon weekend.

Competitors taking part in the Run Bike Run event as part of the Kielder marathon. Credit: North News
Competitors taking part in Kielder 10km and Run Bike Run jumping for joy. Credit: North News
The Powered by Gas team won the Run Bike Run event. Credit: North News
Kielder 10km winners Mark Fenwick and Fiona Blackett. Credit: North News