Sims retains UK Championship title

Posted: November 28, 2016 in News

Mark ‘The Marauder’ Sims retained his UK championship title last Sunday with a win at the Broadgate Tower Run Up.


Mark Sims – 2016 UK Tower Running Champion

The Liverpool-based elite dominated the five-race UK championship, which began in February, taking four wins and a third place finish.

His four victories came in Leicester (St George’s Tower), Portsmouth (Spinnaker Tower), London (20 Fenchurch St and Broadgate Tower). His third place finish came back in May at Broadgate Tower.

Outside of the designated championship races, Sims put in impressive performances elsewhere throughout the season. He took wins at the inaugural Grate 48 at London’s Leadenhall Building and proved himself among the world’s best at the European Championship in the summer.

Perhaps most notably he was the highest placed UK finisher at Vertical Rush back in March. There he beat the current world number eight, Emanuele Manzi, to fourth spot, finishing just 17 seconds behind world number one Piotr ‘Showtime’ Lobodzinski in the process.

This season of standout performances has now brought Sims to 20th in the world, his highest position to date (though it should be noted that his abilities warrant a higher position, and it is only the weighting of global towerrunning events that limits Sims from pushing further into the world rankings).

A huge congratulations to Mark on retaining his title and showing the world that the UK has some of the best tower running talent around.

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