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Jacob Tonkin

Despite being one of the newest member of staff at George Fisher, I have lived in Keswick most of my life. As a child I hated walking, climbing and anything that wasn't football or rugby. I now make the most of living in one of the most beautiful places in the UK by fell running.

In 2013, aged 19, I became addicted to exercise. That year I completed an unassisted Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride in 12 days, and raised £3000 for the Great North Air ambulance. This to date remains my greatest achievement.

Since then I have dabbled with lots of different sports. Running was a great way to stay fit for everything. However, living in keswick does have a down side, there is no such thing as a flat run. Naturally I started to run up and down fells. It didn't take me long before I entered my first fell race, and since then I've not looked back.

My other great love is skiing. In the shop I am the newest member of the ski and boot fitting team. Outside the shop I am a ski instructor for Skischule Mallnitz in Mallnitz, Austria. 

I suppose you could say I love being outdoors whatever the weather.

Latest Articles

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Montane Running Packs

17 August 2017

Here are my thoughts on Montane running packs.

Author: Jacob Tonkin

Image for article Scared of heights, Dad's old climbing shoes and a girl!

Scared of heights, Dad's old climbing shoes and a girl!

30 May 2017

Despite my years working as an instructor for Go Ape, I am really really frightened of heights. As an adolescent I would cower in fear every time somebody suggested anything to do with climbing. These days a small set of wobbly step ladders can send me running home to my mother!

Author: Jacob Tonkin

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Abraham's Tea Room Round

24 February 2017

The power of a daydream

Author: Jacob Tonkin

Image for article The Round, In Bob Graham's Footsteps by Steve Chilton

The Round, In Bob Graham's Footsteps by Steve Chilton

15 February 2017

This book is nothing short of an essential read to anybody looking to see how much their body can take. However, I struggled to read a chapter without having to go for a run!

Author: Jacob Tonkin

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Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin 3 12Set

13 October 2016

Here are my thoughts on the Salomon S-Lad advanced Skin 3 12set

Author: Jacob Tonkin

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Salomon Advanced Skin 3 review

12 October 2016

One of the comfiest way to carry Mars bars up Blencathra 

Author: Jacob Tonkin

Image for article Salomon Ski Test day at Snow Factor, Glasgow

Salomon Ski Test day at Snow Factor, Glasgow

26 September 2016

Despite only working for George Fishers for two weeks, I was asked to attend a Salomon Ski Test Day at Snow Factor in Glasgow.

Author: Jacob Tonkin

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