keswick mountain festival

Film: Paul Tierney: Running the Wainwrights

Showing Friday 15 May, 4pm

Film: Paul Tierney: Running the Wainwrights

This production ended on 20/03/2020


As Theatre by the Lake is closed due to the current outbreak, please note that this production is cancelled.

All ticket buyers who have already purchased tickets should have received an email from the theatre, and will be contacted by the Box Office when the theatre reopens; in the meantime, you can log your preference for your tickets at

Thank you so much for your patience and support, and we hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.

In June this year, inov-8 ambassador Paul set out on an epic adventure to summit all 214 Alfred Wainwright Lake District peaks in one go. His goal was to try and beat the record time of 6 days 13 hours and 1 minute, set five years earlier by fellow fell runner Steve Birkinshaw.

Needing to cover a distance of approximately 318 miles and ascend the equivalent height of four times Mt Everest, Paul knew this was his biggest challenge to date and enlisted the help of friends and family. Battling sleep deprivation and everything the Lake District weather could throw at him, what transpired was a story that gripped not only the fell-running and ultra-running communities but also the wider sporting world.

Watch what really happened in Paul Tierney: Running The Wainwrights, a film by Lake District-based Dave MacFarlane.

Prices £5; free to activity band/ weekend ticket holders. Please call Theatre by the Lake box office and quote booking number.