Slaughter and Frost destroy course records in Leicester

Posted: March 11, 2018 in News

Elliot Slaughter and Sarah Frost took the overall victories at the LOROS Tower Run at St George’s Tower on Saturday, and smashed the men’s and women’s course records in the process.

It was the third edition of the LOROS Tower Run, and fast times were expected at the 351-step sprint event in Leicester city centre, which welcomed close to 400 runners.

LOROS Tower Run 2018


In only his second stair race, Kent athlete Slaughter held off a strong challenge from last year’s event winner, and previous record holder, Mark Sims to take the win in a new record time of 1.27.9.

Sims, who was previously undefeated at the venue, finished just behind in a time of 1.32.3. David Harris, coming off the back of two wins last weekend, ran Sims close and finished third in 1:35.6.

In the ladies division it was race favourite Sarah Frost who took victory ahead of strong competition from Sonja Shakespeare and Chiara Cristoni.

Having set a course record last year at the 530-step Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, speedster Frost was hotly fancied to chase down the St George’s Tower record. She succeeded in destroying the previous record of 2.06.93 as she finished in 1.49.

Following her was the in-form Shakespeare in 1.51, who also went well under the previous record, while Chiara Cristoni made it three under the previous record as she finished in 2.06.7.

Full results here.

Attention now turns to Thursday’s Vertical Rush event at London’s Tower 42 where Slaughter and Sims will clash again. They’ll be joined by Italy’s Emanuele Manzi, who will be among those pushing for top spot in the absence of other elite European stair climbers who will be racing at the Eiffel Tower that same evening.

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