Friday, March 20, 2009

Vertical Rush Results

Yesterday, I climbed Tower 42 with my team, "Are we there yet?". We got there at 11.30am, wearing our black, Vertical Rush t-shirts and our race numbers pinned on. Our chip timers were tied to our shoes. Then the race started. They let us off in small batches so that we wouldn't clog the stairwell. I started off quick, taking two stairs at a time, but by the time I got halfway, I felt my energy running out. I could hear my heart pounding in my chest and I changed to taking single stairs and dragging myself up using the banisters.

I finally made it to the top and staggered into the lounge where I was given a "goodie" bag containing a bottle of water, a disgusting banana energy gel and a Tower 42 mouse mat! There were no chairs, so I slumped onto the floor and enjoyed my water. It has never tasted so good!

We then had some team photos taken at the top, which I now have to buy! Sadly, they didn't allow any cameras or mobile phones into the race, so I wasn't able to take any pictures myself.

In the evening, there was a prize-giving ceremony at Gibson Hall where we found out our times and got a certificate for taking part. Nearly 600 people took part in the race and the fastest time was 00:04:22!

My Stats
Race Number: 5034
Gender Position: 341
Category: Financial
Category Position: 100
Club: Deutsche Bank
Chip Time: 00:09:10
Chip Position: 382

I'm also really proud about how much we raised for Shelter! Here is our Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/reteamstairclimb

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:30 AM

    I'm so proud of all of you folks. RE team rocks! Way to go, people! :-)

    Cheers,
    Sneha P.

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