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RACE HISTORY

Men

2015
Josh Garrett:
3:24:29
2014
Gerry Hill:
3:18:33
2013
Scott Hawker:
3:20:28
2012
James Roberts
3:32:49
2011
Gerry Hill
3:31:04
2010
Gerry Hill
3:26:34
2009
Dave Kennedy
3:52:18
2008
Craig Dufty
3:36:24
2007
Colin Francis
3:46:00
2006
Dave Kennedy
3:42:05
2005
Dave Kennedy
4:02:53

Women

2015
Kathryn Watt
4:09:01
2014
Lauren Shelley
4:21:13
2013
Lauren Shelley
3:55:23
2012
Eulalia van Blomestein
4:19:34
2011
Lauren Shelley
3:48:30
2010
Bernadette Benson
4:15:56
2009
2008
Bernadette Benson
4:41:48
2007
Rebecca Doedens
5:53:00
2006
Cherie Clements & Kaye Turner
6:10:11
2005

Six Inch Trail Marathon is inspired by the famous Six Foot Track Marathon in the Blue Mountains near Sydney.Returning from New Zealand in January 2005 I bemoaned the lack of trail races in Western Australia. I wanted to move to the land of the long white cloud but family and circumstances warranted at least another year in WA. One evening I headed out to run a gravel road signposted “Goldmine Hill”. What followed was a soaking wet 15K with the highlight being running into the Munda Biddi Mountain Bike trail. The Munda Biddi was built to keep cyclists off the 964K Bibbulmun walking track. The first 335K section from Mundaring in the Perth hills to Collie was completed in 2004. I had seen some road crossing signs during the construction and was keen to one day experience the track either by bike or foot. Finding the track so close to my house in Mandurah had me pondering a race in the near future. On my return from New Zealand I had been discussing a possible trail race on a local runner’s message board. I bought the map and found that this town to town section was about 44K. Six Foot which I had dreamed of running for years sprang to mind. “We could have our own version”. I had ridden between the 2 towns, North Dandalup and Dwellingup, and the road was super hilly. I was a little disappointed by the lack of hills when I ran the trail but some less masochistic runners didn’t agree with me. The result is a 46K trail race starting at the foot of Goldmine Hill 1K from North Dandalup and finishing in Dwellingup. This run is designed to be tough but most marathoners can expect to finish within an hour or 2 of their best marathon time. Dave Kennedy