Runners take on 'Britain's Most Beautiful' marathon

Kielder Marathon weekend gets underway Credit: North News

Hundreds of runners will tackle the scenic and challenging Kielder Marathon in Northumberland today. The two day sporting event got underway on Saturday with a 10km race and 'run-bike-run' relay.

Runners take on the Kielder 10km race Credit: North News

The marathon course which encircles the shoreline of Kielder Water is expected to attract thousands of runners and spectators. The mostly off-road route follows a circuit around Northern Europe's largest man-made lake.

Runners follow a scenic route around Kielder Water Credit: North News