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This week – Tuesday 11th June 2013

posted 14 Jun 2013, 23:08 by Monash Running
Hi All,

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week, 18th June – ready to run at 6pm SHARP

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

This week – Tuesday 11th June 2013

Numbers were down a little this week – but with good reason – exams mainly – but also the big Soccer match (Incl Len !)

In the circumstances I was very happy to see 54 of you arrive & participate in another great session.

This week’s session was 200’s – with a 150m recovery jog / float, on the grass.

We had one ‘newie’ this week – Walter Lawrence - who showed some good form – great to have you with us Walter.

And rejoining us after a very long absence was Juliette Haddow – now heavily into the sport of Modern Pentathlon. With running being one of the 5 disciplines in this tough sport, Juliette will back to us as often as possible for a decent work out.

Would you all please make a special effort to mark off/highlight your name on my attendance list each week as that’s the only way I have of keeping track of attendance numbers.

Thanks to those of you who do me the courtesy of advising if you can’t make it – this demonstrates more than just a casual commitment to Run Monash.

Time Trial Number 3 – is still scheduled for just a few weeks time - Tuesday 25th June, so please note your diaries.

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our usual weekly Hill session will be on Saturday next, 15th June 2013 at Jells Park, & after a week’s break 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.

My special thanks to Michael & James for looking after things last Saturday – sounds like we had a great turn out – well done.

See you on all again next Saturday morning in large numbers – rain or shine !

Message from TV

I’m not big on running with Ipod/walkman/ music etc – takes you mind off the ‘job’ and also makes you less aware of what’s happening around you ! And to some extent it takes away the point/enjoyment of running as a group.

Monash Uni ‘Respectful Communities Initiative’

If you have concerns about your own safety – or the safety of others – contact the Monash University Safer Communities Unit – 9905 1599 or email

Our Name!

Officially we are the ‘Monash University Running Group’ – but in normal conversation referred to as ‘Run Monash’.

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

Rec Hall closure -

Clayton Clubs please note, the Recreation Hall and corridor between Sport Reception and Aquatics, will be closed between June 7 - 21 as Monash Sport will be hosting Exams. 

All patrons of Monash Sport will need to walk around the front or back of the building to get between Sport Reception and Aquatics. Please note also that the Recreation Hall will not be accessible during this entire period.

Mega Swim - 10am Sat 6 to 10am Sun 7 July, 2013

The 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team event comprising of 15 swimmers per team. It caters for all levels and money raised goes to a fantastic cause. 2012 saw us raise over $50,000, so get your team mates together and join in for 2013!

Monash Games - 16 to 19 July, 2013

Faculty vs Faculty, Department vs Department, Campus vs Campus, Students vs Staff.

Another great opportunity to get your friends together for some fun during Semester break.

Held at the Clayton campus, Monash Games are an opportunity for staff and students across all Victorian campuses of the university to play modified sports in a fun and friendly environment over three days.

VicSport Grants available

Might just interest some?

In its recent newsletter, VicSport has highlighted a number of grants currently available. Please see here -

Sport at Monash Guide 2013

The 2013 guides are now available from the Information Counter in the Sport building – and I have a few spare copies available for collection of a Tuesday evening – get yourself one. We get a small mention on page 3.

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 us you’ll be notified.

Amy Pollock-Hall is our facebook guru – speak to Amy, Chris, or myself if any questions.

Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

Thanks heaps to Michelle Ong for her continuing great work in maintaining & updating our website – well worth a visit.

Training Diaries

I hope lots of you now keep a running diary – I have a few available for those who are keen – just ask.

Our Mailing List

If you are still on our mailing list – but no longer interested or involved in the Running Squad – please let me know by return email so I can remove you from our circulation.

I am progressively removing from our mailing list quite a number who I have not heard from for ages – so if you’re in that boat – and want to stay on our mailing list – please get back to me quickly



(Trevor Vincent)

Monash Clayton Running Squad (Run Monash)

0407922597 / 03 98024690

12th June 2013