Kielder race weekend to feature new half marathon

2014 Kielder Marathon The Kielder Marathon has been a sporting fixture since 2010

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An annual sporting fixture in Northumberland will feature an additional event, organisers have announced.

The Kielder Marathon, described as one of the most beautiful in Britain, will take place in October.

Other events over the weekend include a junior race, a run-bike-run, and for the first time a half marathon.

Organiser Steve Cram said it was in response to requests from people who wanted to take part in a shorter race.

"We've always been trying to encourage as many people as possible to come up to Kielder," he added.

"The main thing was find a route that was viable, and we've managed to do that so we're looking forward to seeing how it fits into the weekend portfolio."

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