Running up a skyscraper is a very different prospect to most challenge events, so it’s important to prepare for Vertical Rush with some specific training.
To help you get ready to power up the tower we’ve enlisted expert trainer Shaun Dixon, Head Coach at Let's Get Running. Shaun recommends three or four training sessions per week to get ready for Vertical Rush. And if you can't train safely on stairs, you can get the right muscles working in the gym by using treadmills with steep gradients, or steppers.
Tips and training plans
Don’t fancy being tied to a treadmill or stuck on the stepper down the gym? Why not take your training outside? London is your Oyster, and it’s got more stairs going on than an MC Escher exhibition.
Download our map, below, for some examples of stairs and steps across London that could help you out ahead of Vertical Rush.
Please train safely. We have not carried out risk assessments on any of the locations on the stair map, so any training you undertake on them is done at your own risk. These are simply steps in London that may be accessible to the public.