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Wednesday 26th March 2014
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By  Melissa Robertson

Six Foot Track is a grueling 45km trail marathon from the Explorer’s Tree, Katoomba to Caves House, Jenolan Caves.  Runners have just 7 hours to complete what is normally a 3 day hike.  This was my second year doing the race and this year I was up at the front of the pack in wave 1.  For the past year, since I’d last run

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Thursday 7th November 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

This past weekend I had the pleasure and pain of running in Australia’s inaugural Spartan Ultra Beast. The race was held at Picton about an hour South of Sydney, and was in the same location as the Sprint earlier in the year. The race was run as two laps of the Beast course so 42km’s (26 miles) in total.

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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
Thursday 3rd October 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

I’d been training for the Spartan World Championship for the past few months with running, sprint work, boot camp, gym training, obstacle training, lots of hill work and swimming. This was mostly done in the early hours of the morning before commuting to Sydney

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Thursday 25th July 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

Tough Bloke was the very first obstacle race I did back in 2011. High Tide the bootcamp I train with had organised a group to head down for the day so I’d driven down with Lesley and run around the course in the 10am wave (just after the elite runners). I’d found the course easy apart

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Tuesday 25th June 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

Dad and I flew up to Brisbane the day before Spartan, we were on the same flight as some of the top Central Coast Obstacle Course Racers; Matt, Ryan, Matt & Jarrad. Once we got to Brisbane we picked

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Friday 31st May 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

I flew down to Melbourne the afternoon before the race and checked into the YHA before heading out to Docklands to scope out where the race would be taking place. The start line was being setup and all the volunteers were very busy. I followed the course around the waterfront,

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Friday 12th April 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

I’d had this event in my calendar as Mud, Sweat & Bears, I rather liked the idea of bears on the course… However turns out it was “Beers” not “Bears” and I was a little disappointed. This was the first obstacle race that I’d traveled and stayed overnight for. Mum and I drove out to Wagga

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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
Monday 1st April 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

The Spartan Sprint started very early for me when I got up at 4am to make the drive to Picton, south of Sydney. It was a non-eventful drive and we made it to the course, with it’s large Spartan logo spray painted on the grass. The setup looked great, I particularly

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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
Monday 1st April 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

I was very nervous preparing to run Six Foot Track it was the longest race I’d ever run at 45kms and by far the toughest, it was also my first trail marathon. I’d qualified for it with a Marathon the previous year and judging from the times I’d placed myself in Wave 4, expecting to finish in

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Categories: Race | Trail Running
Monday 25th February 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

I was registered to run the first wave of the day at 9am so figured I had time to go do the 10k time trial at Trotters at 6am. Fresh from that run/race I headed straight up to Doyalson for The Australia Day Raw Challenge. The

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