Currently in Australia there are only four established races that are held annually in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne. Unfortunately the Sydney race has not been held since 2010 but we hope that it will be back in the near future.
Each and every race is completely different, as unlike a standard athletics track, the nature of the stairwell and building is unique. As any professional athlete will know, understanding your race environment is critical to performing at your best.
With stair climbing this is quite difficult as the stairwells are generally only used in evacuations and public access often prohibited. If you have been training a certain way, ie. with the handrail on the left, then come to compete in a stairwell with the handrail on the right, your rhythm can be disrupted and ultimately affect your race time.
To help fellow stair climbers we have created a small database of each of the races’ characteristics, through personal experience and extended research, so you are more informed should you wish to take any of the races a little more seriously than most.
What impresses most is the vertical height of each of the buildings and given that each is in a different geographical location it’s hard to compare. To give you an understanding of what the physical and mental demands are for each we have created the following diagram.
To view each races’ details click on the link below.