How to take on the George Fisher Tea Round

Looking for an inspiring running challenge this year? Take a look at the George Fisher Tea Round, a 30-mile route based in the Lake District National Park.

Not made the Great North Run or London Marathon ballot this year? Whether you’re looking for an alternative running challenge, or you simply want to enjoy an epic day out in the countryside (complete with great views and great adventure), The George Fisher Tea Round promises to deliver all this and so much more! 

This 30-mile route starts and finishes at the George Fisher shop in Keswick. In between it takes you on a rollercoaster journey through some of the Lake District’s most stunning scenery. En route you’ll ascend over 12,000+ feet, conquering plenty of iconic peaks along the way, including Cat Bells and Causey Peak.

All those who complete the route receive a prestigious badge of honour, as well as a Montane T-shirt! In addition to this, participants are encouraged to donate to Fix the Fells, a local organisation dedicated to helping combat erosion in the region. All donations to the cause are match funded by us here at Montane. Your chance to enjoy a great day out and give back to one of the UK’s most beloved National Parks. 

Hot off the heels of the Tea Rounds popularity, new for 2022 is mini version of this Lake District extravaganza, known as the Espresso Round. Covering 14-miles and 4 impressive peaks (all visible from the George Fisher shop windows) this route is a more accessible option for beginners, or those eager to test the water. 

Sound good? To help get you suitably motivated and prepared for taking on such a challenging route, keep scrolling to hear from Montane athlete and ultra running pro Howard Dracup.  Based in the Lake District he is passionate about exploring the area at the speed of his feet and has lots of experience taking on the Lakes’ infamous peaks. Keep scrolling to hear his expert advice…






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Don’t miss your chance to take on this inspiring challenge on the Lake District - the ultimate summer adventure! Discover more about the Tea Round on our dedicated webpage. Get the gear you need to take on such a challenge and check out our running kit - especially engineered to help you go further in the hills.

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