view all races for August 2017

Clennell Trail Marathon or 10 Mile Run

Come for a fantastic run in the stunning Northumberland National Park. The Cheviots are some of the biggest hills outside of the Lake District as England flirts with the Scottish border. Our events are aimed at not only people who just want to pop up for the event but also at those who want to bring friends and family and make a weekend of it! We offer two distances; the full trail marathon or the 10 mile run.


Long distance running doesn't get any better than this. Up hill and down fell you will be pushed hard in this ever undulating terrain. Prime farming land in the upper Coquetdale area and all the way across to the forest of Kidland will test your navigation skills and endurance. You will even get the chance to skirt along the England/ Scotland border and follow the Pennine Way route for a short while before commencing the journey back to the finish.

If you are thinking about taking on this event then chances are you already have a fair idea of what long distance running is all about. Just in case you are in any doubt we can tell you… it’s hard! You have to train well and push yourself both physically and mentally to get to the end. So why do it? The reason is obvious! The absolutely massive feeling of satisfaction you get from knowing you have done what the vast majority of people can’t do. That tick in the box to say you set yourself a goal and through all adversity you achieved it – not for anyone else and not for the glory but for yourself.

Check out the elevation map on our website ( to see for yourself that you’re in for a treat. The good thing is that there are not many seriously vertical leg burning climbs and most tend to be over fairly lengthy distances. A really strong training regime will be required to get you through it.


You will follow the same route as the marathon runners and then when they divert off into the madness this route will steadily head higher before descending through forest and winding its way back to Clennell Hall. Guaranteed to get your heart going but once you’ve “got high” there’s nothing left to worry about as the hardest bit is behind you.

£22 for marathon distance
£16 for 10 mile distance

Race dateSunday 6th August 2017
Starting time9:30am
VenueClennell Hall Country House, Alwinton, Northumberland
FacilitiesClennell Hall Country House is a fantastic rural hotel set at the foot of the beautiful Northumberland National Park. Our event is on a Sunday so why not make a weekend of it as there are plenty of things to do for your friends and family. Camping is free as long as you inform us. There are also hotel rooms, bunk rooms and lots of other local accommodation options.
Race limit300
PrizesJust for the fun of it! Each competitor will get an event t-shirt to remind you on the pain.
OrganiserBarry Kemp

Race details last updated on Thursday 27th April 2017 a 3:08pm.


runABC North