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SarahCrunning - 20/03/2019 23:23:22
SCOTT Dark Skies @Kielder
Dark Skies @Kielder starts at 5:30pm on Saturday. If last year is anything to go by, the winner will be finished before 8:30pm. The final finishers will cross the line after midnight.

The 26.5 mile route takes runners on the Lakeside Way path around Kielder Reservoir in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. This is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe and was awarded gold tier Dark Sky Park status in 2013. On a clear night, the moonlight reflecting off the reservoir means runners may switch their headtorches off for sections of the race. Even in poor conditions, the chalk surface reflects headtorch beams, making this an ideal location for a night run.

The route is fully marked and contains 2,188 feet of ascent. Both course records were broken last year, and 3 runners finished in under 3 hours. The current course records are 2:51:42 (Cees Van Der Land) and 3:30:14 (Victoria Nealon). Can they be broken this year? Watch this space.
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 23/03/2019 22:27:54
RE:SCOTT Dark Skies @Kielder
The podiums have been filled. These were the top 3 men and women:

1. Stian Dahl Sommerseth - 2:52:00
2. Callum Thom - 3:01:04
3. Sander Pedersen Markussen - 3:09:22

1. Susan Clapham - 3:39:53
2. Pauline May - 3:44:45
3. Jenny Yeo - 3:55:54
Sarah Cooke


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