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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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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
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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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
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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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
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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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
Sunday 24th February 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

The Beach Bash really started for me on the Friday night before the race was scheduled to run. My cousin Gil and I did a tour of the obstacles starting with what looked like a slip & slide, sandbag carry & tyre crawl at North Shelly before heading to Toowoon Bay where the big walls were setup. Fortunately

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Categories: Obstacle Racing | Race
Sunday 24th February 2013
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By  Melissa Robertson

The Obstacle Racers Australia group had hired out the Raw Challenge venue for the weekend to allow anyone who was willing to fork out the $25 to cover expenses to come along and train on the obstacles. I got to the venue in the early afternoon

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Category: Obstacle Racing