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Kielder Marathon Weekend 2021

Thursday, 12 August, 2021
Kielder Marathon Weekend 2021

This year Kielder Marathon weekend is back and we’ve got nearly 100 staff  taking part in the marathon, half marathon, 10k, as well as run bike run.

Kielder Marathon weekend is taking place on the 2 and 3 October delivered by Events of the North in conjunction with the trust, Northumbrian Water, Active Northumberland and Northumberland County Council.  Find out more about the event at


What we are doing?

As an NHS employer we are keen to support staff, patients and visitors to make healthier choices and that’s why we are proud to be supporting the Kielder Marathon weekend.

We’re keen to inspire people who’ve never run a race to enter or simply find out more about what it involves.

We are delighted to have staff Kielder ambassadors for these events and you can follow their journey including their training plans here.   We’ve also put together a series of ‘Ask the expert’ films from our lead dietitians and psychological services and Kielder ever present, Tony Allen who has ran every marathon since it started .  We’re delighted Team GB athletes Steve Cram and Laura Weightman also got involved. The films include everything from what’s best to eat, fluid intake, using positive thinking to get the most out of training, overcoming race day nerves and top tips.

Kielder Ambassadors

Ask the expert videos

Team GB athletes Laura Weightman and Steve Cram share their top tips for running events and staying motivated during training as well as what makes Kielder like no other marathon.

Here’s Alex Fiddes our clinical lead dietitian and Kielder Marathon Ambassador sharing her top tips and talking about the importance of hydration , refuelling and nutrition when training for running events.

Simon Pestell, one of clinical psychologists, shares here his top tips for staying motivated, recognising the signs of over training and overcoming race day nerves.

Tony Allen, a Kielder marathon ever present shares his running journey here starting with how he got into running, his top tips for running a marathon and he explains what’s different about running a marathon at Kielder.