Hancock 2014


Hustle up the hancock 2014 represented a surge in performance for new and returning men’s climbers, while representing a bit of a return of the old guard on the women’s side.   The day was gorgeous; after a long hard winter, it was warm and clear in the morning, and approaching the race in shorts and tee shirts was comfortable.  Unfortunately, this made for hot conditions in the stairwell, and most racers were covered with sweat after only a few minutes in the stairs.   Marking a … [Read more...]

2014 AON LA Race Results

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Fun times! Lots of laughs and mostly locals this year at the AON LA 4/5/14. Here is the results link: http://raceresults.eternaltiming.com/index.cfm/20140405_Fight_For_Air_Stair_Climb_-_Los_Angeles.htm?Fuseaction=Results&Class=Stair+Climb+Individual~All You may notice that a girl won. That actually … [Read more...]

2014 Big Climb Race Results

Columbia Tower

Brutal is the word for this building. No one is really quite sure why this building is so good at chewing up tower runners and spitting them out at around floor 50, but seein-as-how the finish line is at 73, that makes for one tough final push to say the least. Maybe it's the kind of cement they use for the stairs, maybe it's the funky deep step on each 2nd landing, maybe it's the way the railing sticks out a … [Read more...]

2014 Presidential Towers Race Results


Josh Duncan took top honors this year at the brutal Presidential Towers 4 tower climb with a total time of 16:46. Jason Larson and John Osborn rounded out the top 3, finishing with extremely strong times as well. Cindy Harris won for women with a time of 18:24. Evelyn Wisniewski and Elizabeth Panke rounded out the top 3 for women. There were timing errors again (as there are every year with this timing company) but thankfully not with any of the top 3 total-climb finishers this time. A … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Guide to Stair Climbing


          Here's a nice little article on starting out in the sport of stairclimbing: http://www.komonews.com/seattlerefined/lifestyle/A-beginners-guide-to-stair-climbing-251607551.html And here's the original post: [Read more...]

2014 USA Championship Race Results

Strat team

Holy Skyscrapers Batman! The race up the Stratosphere skyscraper this year was dominated by a superhero from Germany in a time of 7 minutes and 19 seconds. This was only a few seconds slower than the top racer from [Read more...]

Strat’s a-coming!

The US championship race at the stratosphere is a few short days away. The line-up for the elite wave has been released, and with many of the usual suspects for the men’s race not able to attend this year, that half of the race is wide open, with Alexander Workman, Jeffrey Dinkin, Thomas Scott, and John “Oz” Osborne statistically likely to finish in a dead heat, and up-and-coming athletes such as Joshua Duncan and Jason Larson likely to be nipping at their heels. On the Women’s side, Erika … [Read more...]