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The 2020 edition of the Taipei 101 Run Up has been cancelled due to fears around coronavirus. Despite coronavirus cases in Taiwan being currently below 50, the organisers have taken the precautionary decision to postpone the event. No new date has been set for the race which was due to take place on 9th May. […]

In her 100th tower running event, Suzy Walsham added the title of World Champion to her long list of achievements on Saturday in Taiwan. There were no surprises as the Australian won both races in the two-part championship format. The event began with a climb up the first 35 floors of Taipei 101. Walsham was […]

Piotr ‘Showtime’ Lobodzinski stormed to victory at Taipei 101 on Saturday to secure his second consecutive tower running world title. In a dominant performance, the 32-year-old Polish star won both races in the two-part championship format to finish well clear of second-placed rival Christian Riedl. The championship event began with a ‘sprint’ up the first […]

David Harris says he will ‘enjoy every painful minute’ as he prepares for the World Championship race at Taipei 101 on Saturday. Harris is in Taipei with fellow Team GB athlete Sonja Shakespeare, with the pair the only British representatives at the championship. ‘I did the Taipei race last year, so at least know what […]

In less than 48 hours time the 2018 tower running world champion will be crowned. Who will it be? 2015 world champion and current world number one Piotr ‘Showtime’ Lobodzinski is the understandable pre-race favourite. In March, the Polish star took victory at La Verticale de la Tour Eiffel, holding off the challenge from most […]

Italian mountain running legend Valentina Belotti will attempt to add a tower running world championship title to her long list of achievements when she races at Taipei 101 on Saturday. The in-form Belotti returns to the venue where she won from 2011-2014, with the hopes of mounting a challenge against race favourite Suzy Walsham. A […]

The tower running World Championship 2018 is almost here. On Saturday 5th May, the world’s best tower runners will do battle on the stairs of Taipei 101 to decide who will be crowned world champion. We take a look at the venue, the course records, previous winners and the World Championship race format to keep […]

The 2015 world tower running champion Andrea Mayr has been forced to withdraw from this weekend’s World Championship event at Tapei 101 due to injury. The Austrian sustained an ankle injury back in February, and has now confirmed her withdrawal from the biggest event of the season. The Olympic marathoner has been largely absent from […]

The first half of the 2020 tower running season has been completely halted by coronavirus restrictions and there hasn’t been a tower race anywhere since mid-March. Dozens of races, including big events such as the Empire State Building Run-Up and the TWA World Championship race at Taipei 101, have been postponed or cancelled outright. But […]

In a sport as small and widely ignored as tower running, you’d be forgiven for having never heard of one its finest practitioners. Even more so when you consider this legend has routinely dipped in and out of the sport over a 15-year period, gracing it with short, but lasting, flashes of brilliance before disappearing […]

Piotr Lobodzinski and Suzy Walsham took the first victories in the 2018 Vertical World Circuit on Sunday at the Lotte World Tower International Sky Run in Seoul, Korea. Just a week on from their respective World Championship wins in Taipei, the pair raced up 2,917 steps to the top of the world’s fifth tallest building to kick […]

The third installment of the UK tower running championship begins in just under two weeks time on Sunday 26th February with The Christie Tower Run at Beetham Tower in Manchester. The first race of the planned six-race series starts at the tenth tallest tower in the UK and is hosted by The Christie Charity. Two-time UK […]

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. 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 […]

The UK Tower Running Championship Series continues this coming Sunday (11th Oct) with a race at Portsmouth’s renowned Emirates Spinnaker Tower. The sprint race, which covers 530 steps, was won in 2014 by Mark Sims in a time of 2.32 who will be back this year vying to retain his title and add to his impressive second […]

The Towerrunning World Championships took place last weekend in Doha, Qatar. In the most competitive stair running field ever assembled, athletes took on three climbs, over two days of racing, to determine who would be crowned world champion. Action began on Friday morning with an open race up the building’s 1,304 to determine the 30 […]