Catalyst Life Sciences take on Tower 42 and conquer Vertical Rush, 2019!


Nicola Lawler

A team of 15 brave souls from the JCW Group climbed Tower 42's 932 steps to conquer Shelter's Vertical Rush, 2019.

Situated near the Gherkin, Tower 42 adds to London’s famous skyline. 

Image credit: Ison Travel

On average, it takes 10 minutes to climb 932 steps to the top and complete Shelter's Vertical Rush 2019 challenge. Forgot your wallet in your room before walking out the door? Well, this climb is up to 60 times longer than the average staircase in a house in Britain with two floors. If you’re a commuter in London that’s nearly 5 x the steps at Covent Garden and Russell Square Stations. You get the picture! 

Everyone who took part received a goodie bag, running t-shirt, medal and most critically respect and admiration from colleagues across the JCW Group!

Hannah, our CEO's PA, Gemma our Talent Acquisition Manager and Dan from JCW holding their well-earned medals. 

The winner was our Finance Director, Simon Elsbury who got to the top in 07:08!


The fastest person to complete the climb in 2019 did so in 04:17.

Catalyst Life Sciences company times:

1. Simon Elsbury - 7:08

2. Callum Sparkes - 07:24

3. Jamie Woods - 08:13

4. Luis Haddow - 08:53

5. James Ben Fraj - 13:22

Well done guys, a great challenge for a great cause! 

Do you fancy joining us next time? Catalyst Life Sciences is hiring. Give our Talent Acquisition Manager, Gemma Hartley a call on  +44 (0) 203 589 9287  or email gemma.hartley@jcwresourcing.com for a confidential chat about a career with us today!

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