The Broadgate Tower Run Up - Race Report
The morning of Sunday 27th November saw the latest stair climb event from Total Motion Events at the 35 floor, 877 step Broadgate Tower in the City of London. The 5th and final leg of the UK Towerrunning Championship brought elites together with charity runners to raise money for 3 awesome causes, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Jewish Blind & Disabled and Student Minds.
Those elite runners were at the centre of Sunday’s climb competing for those valuable ranking points and perhaps predictably it was Mark Sims who built on his run of 2016 UK victories claiming first place in the men’s race, and the UK Towerrunning Championship with a time of (4:23.0). Mark was pushed all the way by Patrik Schneidgen (SVK) who travelled from Denmark to claim a massive Broadgate Tower personal best to finish within 5 seconds of Mark with a time of 4:27.9. The experienced David Harris claimed third spot with a time of 5:23.6.
The ladies race saw UK based endurance runners Sophie Grant (6:30.9) and Elaine Battson (6:55.6) claim first and second respectively ahead of the newly registered elite athlete Chiara Cristoni (7:08.8)
The course records at Broadgate Tower proved a stretch too far for our competitors today, but our racers and especially the new female endurance athletes have those times very firmly in their sights for future events. Great news for the sport as popularity grows in the UK.
Total Motion Events are committed to hosting quality events for our charity partners to offer opportunities for their supporters to raise money and awareness. In parallel to this Total Motion work with TowerrunningUK to promote the sport to a new audience of competitive athletes.