A GRUELLING sponsored climb up Hereford Cathedral's 218-step tower has been completed 13 muscle-crunching times. Tower staff Sian Hughes and Lorraine Standen achieved the heroic feat in three hours last Wednesday, raising hundreds of pounds for Cancer Research. The ladies also established a record number of climbs up the 140ft tower, which they hope to beat at Christmas. Touching base: Sian Hughes, left, and Lorraine Standen before their epic challenge.