Alice McNamara
Bio
Home: Melbourne, Vic
Occupation: Doctor 
Favourite Trails: Victorian Alps – the higher the better, and the rocky adventures of the Grampians trails
La Sportiva Shoe Favourite: Helios 2.0
 
A new member of the team in 2018! 
 
Alice built her love of climbing things from a young age, living in a hilly street in a house with stairs. Her family took her bushwalking and hiking and she developed an absolute love of mountainous ridge lines. Through school Alice said “Yes” to most sports, but fell into Rowing as her main passion. She rowed on the Australian National Rowing Team winning world championship medals in lightweight rowing events between 2005-2015. Rowing took her around the world including to European lakes nestled between majestic peaks. Lago di Varese, Italia was a home away from home for many years.  
Alice found that power, strength endurance and a mindful rowing rhythm, translated well to vertical running, and Alice now travels around the world running up buildings. She is 7 x winner of the Eureka Tower Climb in Melbourne, and has also won the Empire State Building Run Up, Willis Tower in Chicago, KL Tower Malaysia, and Taipei 101 in Taiwan. She finished in 2nd on the Vertical World Circuit for 2016. Her longest race was the Lotte World Tower in Seoul at 655m, just sub 3000 stairs in about 20mins. Alice has recently finished on the podium in trail races like Bright 4 Peaks Alpine Climb and The Razorback Run. Doctor life keeps her busy and indoors, so the mountains and trails are the perfect release. Fresh air, blood pumping, good mates and great recovery food at the finish. Alice currently trains with whoever is keen, but has chosen a lifetime affiliation with the Victorian Institute Sport and the Melbourne Uni Boat Club because of awesome, like-minded people. She wants to travel more, run more Vertical Stairs up buildings and Vertical Kms up mountains! 

Follow Alice on Strava here: https://www.strava.com/athletes/1403039

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