Your chance to grill mountain runner Robbie Simpson – the Fast King of Scotland

Robbie Simpson Keswick Mountain Festival

by Oli Reed |
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There are many great reasons to visit Keswick Mountain Festival but one of the highlights of this year's packed event is the chance to get expert tips from one of Britain's top mountain runners.

Robbie Simpson will be the main attraction at an exclusive Q&A in the Talk Tent at 10.30am on Saturday morning. The adidas Terrex athlete will chat to Ben Mounsey from about his career highlights, his aims for the coming season, his favourite kit and nutrition tips (Robbie loves pizza!), and his hopes for the future of trail and mountain running.

Robbie Simpson
Robbie Simpson

As well as medals in the European and World Mountain Running Championships, Robbie also won a stunning marathon bronze for Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, plus many first places in major competitions around the globe.

And Robbie isn't the only star name appearing in the Talk Tent, because at 1.30pm on Friday The North Face athlete Josh Wade will share similar insights into his amazing running journey so far, his training and preparation, and his plans and ambitions for the future.

Two FREE special events not to be missed!

Josh Wade
Josh Wade

Keswick Mountain Festival 2024 talks – sponsored by

As well as the Q&As in the Talk Tent, there are 18 more fascinating talks taking place across the weekend at Keswick Mountain Festival. Use the links below to book your tickets and plan your weekend of adventure.

Friday, May 17th

Josh Wade, Tent Talk Q&A, 1.30pm

James Forrest, record-breaking hiker, 3-4pm

Alastair Humphreys, Adventurer and author, 4.30-5.30pm

Louise Minchin, Broadcaster and author, 6.30pm-7.30pm

Robbie Simpson, Marathon and mountain runner, 6.30pm

David Millar, Professional cyclist, 8pm

Man walking up a mountain in shorts and cap with headphones rucksack and trekking poles at sunset or sunrise
James Forrest ©LFTO

Saturday, May 18th

Robbie Simpson, Tent Talk Q&A, 10.30am

Black Trail Runners, Inclusivity in the outdoors, 1.30pm

Chrissie Wellington, From Ironman to wellness, 3pm

Jamie Aarons, Self-propelled Munro round, 4.30pm

Chrissie Wellington and Mel Nicholls, Remarkable feats, 5.30pm

Jenny Graham, Riding solo around the world, 6pm

Black Trail Runners, Infinite Trails movie, 7pm

Nicky Spinks & Allie Bailey, Ultra Running Journeys, 7.30pm

3 Dads, Walking with a purpose, 8.30pm

Marta Misztal, Everest summiteer, 9pm

Marta Misztal
Marta Misztal, Everest summiteer

Sunday, May 19th

Wordsworth Grasmere Film and Talks, 11.30am

Sean Conway, 105 Ironmans in a row, 1pm

Cameron McNeish, Paths less travelled, 2.30pm

Alan Hinkes, Peaks of Possibility, 4pm

3 Dads Walking
3 Dads Walking

Hit the trails with confidence

Another headline sponsor of Keswick Mountain Festival 2024 is Adidas Terrex, who have recently released the Agravic Flow 2 GORE-TEX trail running shoe.

There are a wide varity of trail running events to enter at KMF – from a family-friendly 5K to a mountain race up nearby Skiddaw – and the Agravic Flow is the perfect shoe to help you get off-road with confidence.

It's lightweight, waterproof and protective with an ultra-responsive midsole, and you can order it online now from

adidas Terrex Agravic Flow 2 GORE-TEX trail running shoe
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