Sirrs wins the battle, Sims wins the war

Posted: December 15, 2015 in News

Mark “The Marauder” Sims took the title of UK Tower Running Champion 2015 last weekend in the final race of the inaugural championship series; Action on Hearing Loss’ Operation: Skyrace at London’s Heron Tower.


In a race that saw some of the country’s fastest climbers in attendance, it was Rich “Beyond Human” Sirrs who stormed to victory in a new course record of 4.25. Sirrs, who had taken the win at the first race of the series back in September, was returning after a two month absence from stair running and claimed his second win in the four-race competition.


Beyond Human: The pride of Hull races to victory in a new course record

Mark Sims, who had performed outstandingly throughout the series, was just five seconds off the winning time. His results in the four race championship were three second places  (The Gherkin, Spinnaker Tower and Heron Tower) and a first place finish (Broadgate Tower). A worthy champion and just reward for the man who has been a fantastic ambassador for the sport in the UK for many years.


Mark Sims – UK Tower Running Champion 2015

While Sims now takes a well earned rest and prepares to defend his crown in 2016, Rich Sirrs heads to China to take part in the 2015 International VM Series Final on 26th December. Tower Running UK wishes him the best of luck as he seeks to improve on his 8th place finish in 2014.

Photos from the Heron Tower event are available to view here.

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