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Tuesday 21st April 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson

I’d raced the Buffalo Stampede Marathon last year and it was a seriously challenging race, so this year I was back and racing the Buffalo Stampede Ultra Marathon, 75kms and over 4500m of elevation gain; hills, a mountain, rock climbing, more hills, crazy steep ascents and descents all along the way. Guaranteed to be a challenge!

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Categories: Race | Trail Running
Saturday 11th April 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson

Six Foot Track is one of my must do races of the year, the race itself has been running since 1984 and my history with it started in the early 90’s when we’d make the yearly trek to Jenolan Caves for dad to run Six Foot Track while we spent the day exploring caves.

The race itself is 45kms from The Explorers Tree at Katoomba

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Saturday 1st November 2014
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By  Melissa Robertson

I'd been pretty nervous in the days leading up to this race, not only was it my first ultra, but also a local race put on by Terrigal Trotters who I run with. The start line at Teralba was a well organised affair with the check-in, weigh-in, and pre-race briefing all running smoothly. I caught up with dad (who was volunteering at various points

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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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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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