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posted 2 Sep 2011, 22:31 by Monash Running

Hey – cold day – and night yesterday – but great for running ! Not so good for me standing around – lucky I was well rugged up.

Despite lots of apologies (thanks to all who make the effort to send their apology) we still had a massive turnout of 68 last night. Everyone survived one of our toughest sessions – ‘Mona Fartlek’

It so happens I caught up with the ‘inventor’ of this session – Mona himself – today for a chat/coffee. He was really pleased to hear that his favorite session is a regular of ours

It was pleasing to have a few more of you rejoin us after breaks of varying periods – Paul Tien, Peter Park, & Jihane Homman. It didn’t take Jihane long to get stuck into me about working her hard either !

We welcomed another 5 ‘new recruits’ this week ; Alex Stewart, Cameron Trybetz, Ellen Sanchez, Claire O’Reilly, & Mani Risal. We trust you found the group very friendly and the run up to your expectations

Those of you  who have joined us for the first time in recent weeks & have not returned since are asked to send me advice of your intentions please.

I still have a limited supply of running diaries for any of you who might like to keep tabs on your training/progress. Just send me a note if you’d like one.

An Opportunity

In past couple of years I have entered a few teams (M & F) from our squad in the annual ‘Tan Relays’ conducted by Athletics Victoria – and if there’s sufficient interest I plan to do the same this year. These relays are run over one lap (3.8k) for each runner of the famous Tan track (Kings Domain) – close to the city.

Those of you who ran last year will be able to measure your improvement by tackling this great run again – on Saturday morning (9am start) 17th September. I have already had a number of you indicate your enthusiasm to participate – & I’ll need final numbers by next Tuesday evening at the latest to give me time to enter teams.


Found on Tuesday evening after our training session

A silver colored drink bottle with white tape around the top – I’ll have it with me next Tuesday.


We’ll be in action again as usual next Tuesday evening, 6th September  2011

·         We’re still 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.

·         And we are in action every Tuesday evening without fail throughout 2011

Hill Session at Jells Park - Saturday Morning next – 3rd September 

Our  Hill session WILL go ahead again next Saturday morning (3 September) - at Jells Park – and I’ll be there. Thanks to Chris for looking after things in my absence last Saturday morning.


We’ll meet at the usual  spot at 8.30am SHARP, out the front of the cafe – ‘Madeline’s’. Enter Jells Park from the entrance in Waverley Rd extension – opposite the Glen Waverley Golf Course. Please try to be on time.

I hope to see a huge turn out this coming Saturday – rain or shine.

Don’t hesitate to call/email me if any questions/problems.


Strength and Conditioning Seminar - Free Session – Wed 21 Sept – 7.00pm


Hi all,
A Seminar to be held for Monash Sport Members (Including our squad members) on improving your training (club/team/individual etc)...
It is free of charge and will be presented by Victorian Institute of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Crooks on Wednesday 21 September, at 7pm at Monash Sport Clayton.
We would love for you and your members to attend. You actually do have to register for the session, so... go to
There is no limit to numbers.
Carolyn Kenny, Sport Programs Leader

Monash Sport

·        Note – This is open to all our squad members & I plan to attend - & already a few of you have expressed interest. Please let me know next Tuesday evening (Sept 3rd)  or by email if you’re interested & I’ll advise Monash Sport of our numbers rather than all responding individually ----- TV

Monash Sport Membership

I have a supply of leaflets with details of the great benefits & services available to Monash Sport members.

Visit the Monash Sport website and download a FREE week trial pass:

This will entitle you to free gym usage for a week!

News from Monash Sport that may interest some;

Dear  Monash University Sporting Club members,

 Semester 2 events at Monash Sport are fast approaching and there are plenty of exciting opportunities for your club members to come together and participate!

 If you're looking for an opportunity to get your Club together for some fun away from the regular routine, take your pick from the 3 fantastic events below! 

The Mega Swim:
Teams of 15 compete to raise as much as much money as they can for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Australia
and each team must have one swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours!

 Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 September, come along and help support this worthy cause!

 For more information  on how to join TeamMONASH™, please visit the TeamMONASH™ webpage at


 The Melbourne Marathon:
The perfect for beginners up to elite runners to help raise money for the James Macready-Bryan Foundation (JMB)
and The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) with race options include:

  • Bank of Melbourne Marathon (42.195km)
  • Half Marathon (21.1km) - SOLD OUT
  • The Coffee Club 10km run
  • Asics 5km run
  • Asics 3km walk

 TeamMONASH™ registrations for the 2011 Melbourne Marathon, held on Sunday 9 October, are now open.
 With over 500 TeamMONASH™ participants involved in the Melbourne Marathon last year, our team won an award for the largest tertiary group.
With your help, we hope that 2011 we will be just as successful.
 To register with TeamMONASH™ please click on the link below and follow the two step instructions:



The Around the Bay in a Day Bike Ride:
Offers a challenge for riders of all abilities to raise funds for The Smith Family. Held on Sunday 16 October, the five riding distances include:

  • The Scenic Bay ride 50km
  • The Classic 100km
  • 135km Geelong to Melbourne (via Sorrento)
  • ATB Challenge 210km (4 route options)
  • The Legend 250km

This year we're aiming to have more than 450 TeamMONASH™ riders!

 Registrations to be a part of TeamMONASH™ for the 2011 Around The Bay are now open.

 To register with TeamMONASH™ please click on the link below and follow the two step instructions:  

 Go TeamMONASH™!

  Kind Regards,

  Community Fitness Project Team


Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

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