The Tea Round - Running the Fells from George FisherVideo

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Long-distance challenges such as the Bob Graham have gained notoriety far outside the borders of Cumbria, and for good reason. These rounds take in the Lake District's most spectacular scenery, add a hugely challenging physical and mental aspect and throw in a 24-hour time limit for good measure. Local fell runner Jacob Tonkin set about creating his own route over the fells.

The Tea Round is a 30 mile route with over 12,000ft of ascent that starts and finishes at the doors of George Fisher in Keswick. There's no time limit, but an aspirant Tea Round ticker must visit all the tops visible from the cafe's window.

The Tea Round is sponsored by Montane.

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15 Dec, 2020

It's an interesting round some great running. I had a massive explosion at Buttermere this summer while attempting it. Went far too fast in hot weather on already tired legs from two weeks in Scotland. Daft idea, but I had a lot of time to think while walking back on the road to Keswick :)

17 Dec, 2020

I hadn't heard of this but it looks great! On my list for next time I can make it up to the Lakes.

17 Dec, 2020

Enjoyed the photography and interview. The music not so much - who makes that stuff?

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