AOHL Conquer The Broadgate Tower 2018

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Chiara Cristoni, Total Motion Towerrunners; 17th February 2018

The UK towerrunning season is here!
And finally the long awaited first event of the UK towerrunning season is here. 
On a beautiful weather day, a few dozens runners of any ability are ready to Conquer the Broadgate Tower for the charity Action On Hearing Loss. What a great cause for a sport event!

The excitement at the registration desk is growing, there is lots of cheering...then it's soon time to warm up you go up the steps!

Running, walking, crawling, it doesn't matter how one reaches floor 35. This is the great thing about towerrunning: anyone can do it. 

The amazing views over London from the top of Broadgate Tower are such a reward for all participants, who are now congratulating each other on the achievement. "I have just climbed 877 steps!". "I am exhausted but it was so worth it!". "When is the next event???".

It is also a fantastic start of the season for theTotal Motion Towerrunners, taking full female podium (Sonja Shakespeare in 1st place, Chiara Cristoni in 2nd, and Elaine Battson in 3rd) as well as 1st and 2nd male place (Mark Sims and David Harris, respectively). And a lot of PBs scored!

Full results here .
The AOHL charity produced a really nice video about the event, have a look here for a better insight into the day.
The next few weeks will be quite busy on the stairs front, with many events over a short period of time. These are exciting times for towerrunning in the UK!

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