Fitness On The Up And Up

Fitness On The Up And Up

There is no rest at the end of a work shift for Taringa nurse Kristen Handreck, who has been climbing the stairs at the Mater Hospital to prepare for Stadium Stomp.

Climbers must conquer more the 5000 steps in the stair climbing challenge at the Gabba on Sunday, which raises money for Mater Little Miracles.

Ms Handreck, who has participated in the stair challenge for the past two years, said she had to squeeze her training around a busy work schedule.

“I’ve been running up and down 10 floors of stairs at Mater Private Hospital, where I work, after shifts,” Ms Handreck said.

“I do it about once or twice a week for about 20 minutes, starting from the car park.

“I did a stair climb that raised money for cancer in 013 and I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d sign up for Stadium Stomp in 2014.

“I really enjoyed the event, so it was an easy decision to do it again this year.”

Ms Handreck said free massages for weary participants and regular pit stops made it a fun challenge.

“The event was very well set up and I loved how we were given the opportunity to choose the times that we wants to run the event.”

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