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This week – Tuesday 12th March 2013

posted 21 Mar 2013, 19:45 by Monash Running
After the heady heights of the previous week it was back to somewhere closer to sea level this Tuesday. Still, despite the continued heat - was it the 457th day in a row over 30C? I've stopped counting! - we still had 63 turn out for a session of 200s, including five new recruits.

Our five new Run Monash members tonight were Patrick Thien, Dror Cohen, Jochem van Kempen, Harry Georgiou and Jeremy Day. Welcome to you all. You won't get many tougher days for running than Tuesday night. 

Special thanks again to Chris Allan for his incredible job in following up those who expressed interest in us during ‘O’ week. Collecting the waiver forms may not have been as tough a task as the previous week, but Chris 'wisely' decided to injure himself this week and was able to devote himself to the paperwork and the vital whistle-blowing for our session. He was last seen helping to re-hydrate Amelia's car, which had run out of water in the heat.

Believe me, Amelia, we know how your car felt!

We utilised the shadier end of the baseball field for our session - 15 minutes of '200s' with a jog recovery; 15 minutes warm-up/warm-down before and after. Most seemed to handle it well. TV and I are always receptive to any feedback on the sessions.

A lost property note: one casualty of the night was Gordon's drink bottle. So if anyone picked up a dark grey drink bottle by mistake, please remember to bring it along next time. Of course, we are now guaranteed not to have any further hot weather.

Thanks heaps to who couldn’t make this week – but managed to send an apology– but still lots just didn’t turn up ! How about demonstrating more commitment by at least sending me a message if you can’t make it ?

Len (the rest is from TV!)

My thanks to Len, Chris & co for ‘holding the fort’ for me this week. TV

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 19th March – ready to run at 6pm

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 usual weekly Hill session will be on Saturday next, 16th March 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.

Despite the hot weather we had a fantastic turn out last Saturday –30 + - and we were pleased to welcome Ella & Penny. It was great to have a ‘guest’ appearance from Tarli – and Rebecca was back in action. And – wonder of wonders- Han was on time !

Next Saturday promises to be big again however – see you on all then .

Some News

Grand Prix Circuit Fun Run – Sunday 10th March

Congrats to Stacey B for her great 3rd in the 5k – in 19.34, and to Simon B for his 9th in the Men’s race (17.05)

Emer Casey Run at Monash Clayton Campus – Sunday 26th May 2013

This is an event I really want all of you to get behind please.

The Emer Casey Foundation raises money for Ovarian & Uterine Cancer research – and proudly supports the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.

5k & 10k events.

I have flyers for you of a Tuesday evening.

Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend 18/19 May 2013

I’ll have entry forms available of a Tuesday evening – there is a terrific range of races for you to choose from if you’d like to participate.

Greetings friends & fellow athletes!!
(From Anna Ross – a good friend of mine & member of my Aths Club

(I recommend your participation in this survey – TV)

Greetings friends & fellow athletes!!

My name is Anna, and alongside competing with Glenhuntly on the track and in cross country, I am also studying a Masters of Psychology at RMIT University. As part of my studies, I am conducting a quick online survey that you are invited to participate in.

Being physically active and eating healthily are widely recognised as important behaviours in looking after our health. However, most of us don’t manage to get the amounts of physical activity or eat healthy foods as recommended by Australian health experts, in order to maintain optimal health.

That’s why we’re interested in finding out more about what gets in the way of healthy eating and physical activity. We are specifically interested in finding out more about what gets in the way for everyday people in the general population to get the recommended amounts of exercise and dietary intake. We want to investigate the psychological barriers to and beliefs about exercise and healthy eating that prevent engagement in these behaviours. We hope to use the findings from this project to inform health promotion, so health specialists can find ways to help with overcoming these barriers to help us look and feel healthier.

We are looking for participants; male or female, aged 18 years or over. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire (approx. 20 minutes to complete) and will provide us with valuable information in this areas.

Participation is completely voluntary and entirely anonymous; we will not know who has or has not participated, nor will we be able to identify individuals’ responses.

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please click on the following link:

Thanks for your time. Your participation is very much appreciated :)
And thanks so so much to those of you who have already completed the survey- you guys are amazing, thankyou !!!!

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

Semester 1 Group Fitness Timetable

New classes and programs designed to help you kick-start a new fitness routine! See what classes are on at your campus now! 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.

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.

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

There are now lots of my photos from last week’s Tuesday night session on our facebook

Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

Thanks heaps to Michelle Ong for her 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.

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.



(Trevor Vincent)

Monash Clayton Running Squad

0407922597 / 03 98024690