Kihara and Hawker win inaugural Kielder marathon

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Tue 19 Oct '10


Lizzie Hawker

Dubbed “Britain’s most beautiful marathon” Sunday’s Kielder Marathon was blessed with some great weather and and enthusiastic crowd for the 1,500+ participants, who pitted themselves against the stunning backdrops and challenging route…

© Zak Kihara

Kenya’s Zak Kihara romped to the overall win, just scraping inside 2:30, with 2.29.10, ahead of Bartek Mazerski. Lizzie Hawker has had another great summer, winning yet another UTMB title back in August. She bolstered the quality field assembled by easily winning he women’s race in 2.59.06, over 2 minutes clear of Kenyan Catherine Mutwa.

BBC Sport commentator, and former World mile record holder, Steve Cram managed to get himself round the tough 26 miles after “no training” in around 3 hours and 47 mins. Time would be immaterial for Crammie, of course, as the he is firmly behind the organisation of the event, hoping to make it one of Britain’s biggest and best ‘off road’ marathons…


A tired Steve Cram crosses the line

Full results here with images on the BBC site and over at north-eastern paper Journal Live


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  1. Roger Haydon Oct 20, 05:32 AM

    Such a fine day with a warm and generous feel to the whole thing. Everybody worked hard, runners and organisers alike, and it showed. Only fly in the ointment were the car parking arrangements which left a little bit to be desired. But, it’s the first time for t his event in a remote location so, really, no worries at all. Great stuff

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