Stair racing is the new Square Mile fitness fad

THERE will be no queues for the lifts over at Tower 42 on Old Broad Street this morning, as 1,500 City boys and girls line up to race to the top of the tower, to raise money for homeless charity Shelter.

Dubbed the “vertical rush” challenge, our City fitties from the likes of KPMG, Fujitsu, Berkeley Homes, and Legal & General, will have to dash up 920 stairs to make it to the summit.

Fujitsu’s UK chief executive Duncan Tait told The Capitalist that Fujitsu was embracing the competition, having entered 300 employees in the race. Despite what he stressed was a comprehensive training programme, he confessed: “I will be hanging back and appearing out of breath so I don’t embarrass anyone.”