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Wednesday 15th November 2017
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By  Melissa Robertson

After completing Hume and Hovell 100 miler it was now a matter of seeing whether I’d be recovered enough to complete another 100 miler in 4 weeks time. I waited a couple of weeks to check and make sure I could still run, all was good so I booked the trip. Feral Pig Ultra was in my sights!

If I completed this race I would have 16

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You are a legend! Well done on such an amazing effort x

Posted by Jo, 16/11/2017 8:51:56 am

Categories: Race | Trail Running
Sunday 12th November 2017
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By  Melissa Robertson

I had serious FOMO after volunteering at GNW this year, so the quest to find a 100 miler to enter was underway. At first I thought I’d go Feral Pig (163kms on the Bibbulmun track in WA). But then I saw a Facey post from Hume & Hovell announcing that they were worth 6 UTMB points. Looked good, so I sent a few messages to people who’d

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Categories: Race | Trail Running
Thursday 1st December 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Being injured for such a long time meant that there was plenty of cross-training. So I decided it was time to put all of that extra training to use and compete in a Triathlon. I did my first ever Triathlon at TriWyong last year with the Try-aTri event, but this year it was time to up it to the longest they had available. The Club distance event,

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Category: Race
Tuesday 4th October 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Thanks to Under Armour Australia & Running Heroes I recently got to try out the new UA Charged Bandit 2 running shoes. This happened to fit in nicely with my return to running, having been out injured for the past few months. 

I really like

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Category: Training
Saturday 28th May 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

After my DNF at UTA I was pretty bummed out, I didn’t want to go anywhere near the race finish line or even read about it on Facebook. But by far my biggest concern was when could I run again?

I talked to my coach Matt

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Categories: Injuries | Training
Saturday 14th May 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

This story starts 2 weeks ago when my knee pulled up “tight” after an easy 20k run out at Ourimbah State Forest. Matt immediately told me to rest. So rest, stretching, rolling, swimming, 2 massages and a chiro visit later I tried running again on the Thursday morning before my Saturday race. An easy, slow 5k and my knee felt….

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your a champ, don't be too tough on yourself, self reflection is a great thing to do post race....you certainly did not fail, you were very sensible listening to your body... take care....& congrats for making the right decision

Posted by judy, 15/05/2016 5:56:20 pm

Categories: Injuries | Race | Trail Running
Monday 9th May 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Thanks to Running Heroes & Under Armour I got some shiny new shoes to try out and review. The Brand new Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2’s!

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Category: Training
Wednesday 20th April 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

I had a free entry to the Running Wild Mt Solitary run this year after placing 3rd in the event last year. Both years it’s only fallen a week after Buffalo Stampede so I have not really been at my best, and possibly at my worst. But I figured, free entry, super pretty run, I like running, I like racing, at least I should have fun.

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Categories: Injuries | Race | Trail Running
Monday 18th April 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Normally I’m pretty quick at putting up the post-race blog post, but after this race I needed a few days to decompress, then, well, then I was back at work and had to do work... with uh, Office Sandwich Toaster & Wide World of Beers & the Friday BBQ... You know important stuff.

Anyway now it’s time to talk about the

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Great read. Tough 3rd day. Pickles and pretzels... interesting. Thanks for the mention. Yep it was a long race for me but nothing got me down that day. Positive the whole way. Oh i also stacked it big time on the Buffalo descent. For a sec i thought I'd broken something. Luckily not and no one saw it! Result.

Posted by Ciaran, 22/04/2016 8:33:53 am

Categories: Race | Trail Running
Tuesday 15th March 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Six Foot Track was shaping up to be a big race this year, and there was a lot of added pressure to do well after the result at Tarawera and the Ultra168 pre-race article. I’m pretty sure I was recovered and was also trained up, but for some reason I always find Six Foot Track a challenge, it's just that bit too short and fast for me. Although

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Categories: Race | Trail Running