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Lords Seat

Lords Seat This one may seem a little odd, but please bear with me!   Colonoscopies are very odd things. The first time I had a serious discussion with a doctor about needing one, all I could reply was “YOU’RE…

Round The Houses

Round The Houses  “Oh hello” shouts a familiar voice. It’s none other than Keswick’s favourite Slovakian, Boris Psodorov. A man who I call one of my best friends. Dressed in his beautiful tight shorts, which leaves very little to the…

Teenager With Altitude

Teenager With Altitude    How do you measure success? Is it the size of your bank account or house? The type of car that you drive? How many times you laugh or smile in a day? How many friends you…

Coledale Horseshoe

Coledale Horseshoe As I’m slicing two delicious slices of sourdough bread to toast with my poached eggs. Which is my absolute go to breakfast I will add. I ask Rachael May who her three favourite fell runners are. It takes…

Clough Head

Clough Head Fell Race   I have come to the conclusion that owning a dog is rather stressful. However, as a whole the positives massively outweigh the negatives. My dog Hector (Hecky Bobs for short) is still only young. 1…

Blake Fell Race

Blake Fell Race  “I mean this in the nicest possible way… But you’re disproportionately good at reps” panted Sam Stead. We were a few reps into a killer Club Training session on the road by Milbank Garage. 5 x 1…

S.O.B

Stile End, Outerside and Barrow     I am the only Tonkin to make it through the festive period and not catch the dreaded ‘rona. My youngest sister Esther, or Betts as she’s affectionately known, was first to get it…

October Fest!

October has always been one of my favourite months for fell running. I would never class myself as being one of the ‘fast boys and girls’ (even though everyone knows I wear ladies running shorts), but I do always seem…

Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay 2021

Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay 2021  Thrilled to announce that Keswick AC Men’s team have won the prestigious Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay for the 4th time in a row! Leg 1, Patterdale to Hartsop, via Angletarn Pikes. 4 miles and 1300ft…

A very quick round up!

My most sincere apologies to you all for seeming so lackadaisical with my write ups recently. There has almost been too much news to share with you all! (Plus I’ve been away) But with this very strange season drawing to…
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