Matt Hudson; Total Motion Events; 29th May 2016
The first Total Motion Events stair climb of 2016 was staged at the popular Broadgate Tower venue in the heart of the City of London for race 2 of the UK Championships. The event saw an impressive array of elites assemble to compete for TWA ranking points in this Trial 60 event as well as the top prize of travel packages to compete in China courtesy of The Asian Oceanian Vertical Marathon Association.
The male field comprised a strong UK contingent including last November’s winner Mark Sims as well as the Sirrs brothers, Rich and Dan and joined by David Robles and Christian Lopez Rodriguez fresh from competing in Benidorm at the 14th Subida Vertical Grand Hotel Bali.
The course record at The Broadgate Tower was 4:07 held by Ralf Hascher, but that record was broken with the very first run of the day with David Robles clocking a hugely impressive 3:58.03 to take a massive 9 seconds out of Hascher’s best. This time proved to be impossible to overhaul over the course of the day as Rich Sirrs came in 2nd in 4:11.5 and Mark Sims 3rd in 4:23.06.
In the women’s race it was world number 5 Cristina Bonacina who led the way, with Lisa Zeigel’s early run beaten in to second, and Cressida Bramley in the open category in 3rd place.
Congratulations to David Robles and Cristina Bonacina on your hard earned victories and collecting those coveted travel packages to compete in China.
The sport of towerrunning continues to grow across the UK with the team at The Broadgate Tower proving to be of great support to us at Total Motion and to the wider towerrunning community. Also a special mention to ‘What’s My Time’ for providing 100% accurate timings for the event, especially in light of the new course record. And finally well done to everyone taking part, hope to see you next time.