Hill or incline training is a staple session for many runners, with the benefits known to improve performance. Those who enjoy this is as part of their regular training week may well be interested in The Christie Tower Run, organised in aid of the Manchester-based charity, which involves a challenging ascent to the top of the city’s iconic Beetham Tower.
Scheduled for Sunday 26 February, the event will require participants to make a thigh-burning dash up 46 floors (or 800 steps). Once the dizzying heights of the tower have been scaled, runners are invited to Cloud 23 Bar where they can enjoy stunning views of the city.
To add a competitive edge to the day, Alex Cooke, who currently holds the fastest time of making it to the top of the tower, has challenged everyone to beat his record of 5 minutes and 19 seconds. The top three finishers will gain access to the Beetham Tower roof, while the fastest runner will win Foot Asylum vouchers and a gym membership for Pure Gym.
Registration for the race is priced at £20 and participants are being asked to raise £175 for The Christie, a national cancer specialist in Manchester. Funds raised will go towards a state-of-the-art integrated Procedures Unit which will have a huge impact on cancer patients throughout the North West.
Entry details are available online.