Melissa Robertson's Blog

Tuesday 16th February 2021
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By  Melissa Robertson

 

(Distances mentioned are based on the original mapped distances. The actual run distance ended up 10km longer than what the maps calculated. The route used was the current route,

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Categories: Race | Trail Running
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