The second annual Stadium Stomp was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and I was there to take part.
According to the official Stadium Stomp website, “Stadium Stomp takes stair climbing and endurance events to a whole new level. It’s Australia’s ultimate stair climbing challenge held at some of Australia’s largest and most well known stadiums”.
The full course involves going up and down the stairs of both level 1 and level 4 – a total of 7,343 stairs! The most challenging part was on level 4 of the Olympic and Ponsford stands where the stairs are quite deep, the gradient steep and the rows going all the way up to “LL”!! This also happens to be the very last section of the climb…it was tough!
I’m rather proud of myself and the other 2,300 odd competitors for making it through, and while my calves have been quite tender this week (Body Step has been extremely uncomfortable!)…I’ve got a medal and a cool drink bottle to prove I was there, and the satisfaction of knowing I’ve helped raise much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation!
What’s my next fitness challenge? Any suggestions?
PS Apologies for the photo quality…