Cram heralds new 'off-road' marathon

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Mon 08 Feb '10

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Steve Cram at Kielder Water

Olympian and Olympic commentator Steve Cram has unveiled plans for a brand new race around Kielder Water & Forest Park. The marathon doesn’t appear to have a name yet, but Athletics Weekly reports that all will be revealed in their magazine, out this Thursday…

Cram is bullish about the race and thinks that it will trump races such as the Snowdonia , the South Downs and Loch Ness to name a few, as Britain’s most scenic marathon – interesting.

He tells the magazine:

“Kielder Water & Forest Park is my favourite place to run in the world and with the water’s shoreline being 26 miles long it’s an ideal venue for the ultimate running challenge, the marathon.

“Most of the course is off-road and it offers a wonderful test for trail runners, adventure racers and marathon enthusiasts alike. Add to that the stunning setting, with a wonderful new view at every twist and turn, and I think that this is quickly going to establish a reputation as the most beautiful marathon in Britain.”


Crammie on press duty in Kielder

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  1. Gwynfor James Feb 9, 12:28 AM

    Sounds good, but he obviously has been running the Snowdonia marathon then has he!!!
    All the best Crammy.

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