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posted 12 Jan 2013, 23:52 by Monash Running

This week – Tuesday 8th January 2013


After some pretty testing weather during the last few days, last night actually turned out almost a bit cold ! – that’s Melbourne for you !

It was nice to have a ‘guest’ appearance from Kathryn S – who has been located in Japan for a while – and goes back for a few months in the next few days.

And we welcomed Rachel Santos, Dianne Algate & Travis Taylor – we hope you all enjoyed the experience enough to want to return – although being an AFL umpire Travis will have a clash of training of a Tuesday night from now on. .

Attendance was excellent  -  there were 43 of us - & lots of apologies (citing a range of reasons/excuses) in advance – which I do appreciate.

On the first Tuesday back in the New Year 2012 our attendance was just 18 – so we’re shaping for a big year ahead.

For this week’s session we did 15 Minutes of 200’s (jog/float recovery) – with the usual warm up/warm down. Congrats on some terrific running – with perhaps a few exceptions you all looked in great form after a busy Christmas/New Year.


Some News


I mentioned last night my/our plan to introduce a little test each few months to check your progress. On Tuesday 29th January we’ll have you all run a strong ‘time trial’ over a yet to be determined distance (but perhaps 2Km) on the grass. Then we’ll repeat this at the end of March/early April & see how your results have changed. This won’t be a race – except perhaps with yourself.

So please make a special effort to attend on 29th – however if you can’t, I can have any who miss out do their run the following Tuesday.


As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 15th January


In 2013, as usual, we’re located at the Baseball field, & using the pavilion over there. Access by car is quite good & parking is very handy - enter from Ring Road East & go around to the Baseball field along the road around the back (Wellington Rd end) of Oval 1. You can park at the rear of the pavilion if space – or on the dirt road above if you like


Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park


Our  next Hill session will be on Saturday 12th January 2013 - at Jells Park, and I’ll be there. We’ll meet at the usual  spot, ready to run, at 8.30am SHARP (please try to be on time) -  out the front of the cafe – ‘Madeline’s’. Enter Jells Park from the entrance in Waverley Rd extension – opposite the Glen Waverley Golf Course.

I know numbers will be down after last week’s big turnout – with competition for many in the afternoon – but I still hope for a good attendance.





Running Group Waiver Form – A message from Monash Sport.

All participants of the Running Group are required by the University to complete a waiver form. This form has a number of purposes. It firstly acts as a waiver to advise participants of the potential risks involved in the activity. It will also provide Monash Sport with valuable statistics in regards to who (student/staff/alumni/community) is participating in this activity. The University is requesting information on who is participating in all of Monash Sport's programs so this will assist Monash Sport in their reporting back to the University about student, staff and alumni usage. The form also provides an emergency contact point should anything happen. Hopefully we never need to use this information though!

If you haven't completed a form already, please click on the link below to download a form, complete it and bring it to the next session and give it to me /TV.

I will have spare blank forms with me of a Tuesday evening. Thanks to the great many of you who have completed & returned forms to me already.

News from Monash Sport


Summer Group Fitness Timetable


Welcome to summer, and the new Monash Sport Summer group fitness timetable! Re-energise your afternoon with pilates or yoga, lift the intensity with a range Les Mills programs and or break out with some new moves in our highly addictive Zumba classes. With new TRX suspension, group cycle, and many other classes there is always something exciting for everybody.


Monash Tuesday Night Running Group Facebook


This is the link to the Running Group Facebook page;

if you “Like” this page then you will be part of the group, you can also add friends to this page who might like the group.

We will continue to put up messages, pictures and video for everyone to see on this page and if you have liked it you will be notified.

Chris Allan is our facebook guru – speak to Chris or I if any questions.


Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’


Running Diaries

I hope lots of you have made a New Year resolution to keep a running diary – I have a few available for those who are keen – just ask.