‘A fantastic weekend’

Dated: 07/10/12'Ceri Rees with his trophy after winning the 2012 Salomon Kielder Marathon, sponsored by Northumbrian Water. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia
Dated: 07/10/12'Ceri Rees with his trophy after winning the 2012 Salomon Kielder Marathon, sponsored by Northumbrian Water. #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Former Olympic athlete and world record holder, Steve Cram MBE, is the event organiser of the popular Kielder Marathon weekend.

“Kielder Water & Forest Park was always my favourite place to run in the world and I had always dreamt of holding a marathon there,” he said.

“With Olympic fever sweeping the nation this year, everyone was keen to get involved and we’ve had another hugely successful year.

“The Kielder 10K sold out for the first time this year and the atmosphere over the whole weekend was fantastic. Congratulations to everyone who completed the marathon.”

Results

Marathon: 1st male, Ceri Rees, 2:39:26; 2nd, Dave Charlton, 2:53:57; 3rd, Robert Clark, 2:56:02; 1st female (8th overall), Angela Mudge, 2:59:28; 2nd female (65th overall), Mel Rotherham, 3:26:39; 3rd female (81st overall), Kate Jenkins, 03:29:56.

10K: 1st male, Tim Calder (Gateshead Harriers), 34:24; 2nd, Kevin Jeffress (Tyne Bridge Harriers), 34:31; 3rd, Matt Ward (Salomon), 37:02; 1st female (3rd overall), Aly Dixon (GB athlete), 37:02.

Run Bike Run: 1st team, The Gas Company, 01:58:33; 2nd, Nexus; 3rd (and 1st individual), Jared Bethell, 02:09:13.