PLANS for Britain’s ‘most beautiful’ marathon have been revealed.

The fifth Kielder Marathon, around the man-made lake in Northumberland, will be held on Sunday, October 5.

Former British Olympian and world record holder, Steve Cram who works as the event director, said: "I’m delighted that we’re back for a fifth time, maintaining our long running title as Britain’s most beautiful marathon.

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"The star of the show continues to be Kielder Water, a perfect stage for the most beautiful running and cycling event in the UK."

Councillor Val Tyler from Northumberland County Council, said: "Kielder Marathon is going from strength to strength each year and I am very proud that Northumberland County Council is supporting Active Northumberland to sponsor this year’s event.

"We want to encourage more people to get active and experience the brilliant outdoors offer we have on our doorstep."

The marathon costs £37 to enter and places can be booked at www.kieldermarathon.com