Thursday, January 05, 2006



A record field of more than 50 runners will line up this Sunday to compete in
one of Australia’s toughest endurance events – the Bogong to Hotham trail

The gruelling 64km event, otherwise known as the ‘Rooftop Run’, traverses
some of the steepest and most rugged terrain in Victoria.
From the start at the base of Mt Bogong, across the Bogong High Plains to
the finish at the summit of Mt Hotham, the course gains about 3000m in
altitude and loses 2000m.

The route normally takes bushwalkers up to a week to walk, but the leading
runners will complete the course in less than 8 hours.

The race record of 6 hours 41 minutes could be under threat this year, with
former national representative Magnus Michelsson competing in the event.
Michelsson is coy about his chances, saying he is only about a 30% chance
of competing the full distance, but the former Australian Marathon Champion
is a good chance if he goes the distance.

The 2006 race will be the 21st running of the Rooftop Run, which was started
in 1984.

It is made possible with the generous support of volunteers from the Twin
Cities Radio & Electronics Club.

For further information, contact John Lindsay on 0419 103 928

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