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This week – Tuesday 13th August 2013

posted 25 Aug 2013, 04:40 by Monash Running
Tuesday Evening Running Squad/’Run Monash’ at Monash Clayton Update

Hi All

This week – Tuesday 13th August 2013
In the first place – I’m not really sure exactly how many we had there on Tuesday night – bit it was huge ! A total of 82 either marked their names off my sheet or filled in new member forms – but a separate count on the oval by David & Peter had us up around 86 or more ! So we’ll call it 86 – this means that the all-time record still stands at 88 – on both 9th April & 7th May earlier this year.

Another really nice (for running) evening was enjoyed by us all – but let’s hope for some grass mowing soon on the oval !.

This week’s session was the tough Mona Fartlek – a structured session on the grass involving;

2 x 90 sec – 90 sec recovery jogging/float

4 x 60 sec – 60 sec recovery jogging/float

4 x 30sec – 30 sec recovery jogging/float

4 x 15 sec – 15sec recovery jogging/float

Warm up/Warm down at least 15 min each – but more encouraged if time – esp in the warm down.

Thankfully I had my act together this week & all the splits were pretty well on time.

My special thanks to those of you who were again thoughtful enough to send your apologies, this demonstrates a great commitment to the group. In this weather you’ll get there early if you want a spot in the warmth of the change/meeting room before we set out.

We had another 7 join us this week – Rachel Paule, Jiahe Yu, Amanda Pettersen, Julia De La Porte Des Vaux (visiting from France), Christopher Ooi, Belinda Anderson & Niamh O’Reilly . Welcome all of you to our great squad – we really hope each of you enjoyed the experience – and will return.

In addition we welcomed back Michael Comport after a very long absence & Elizabeth Chen – after not so long an absence.

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 as well 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 Trials

TT number 4 will held in early September – probably on Tuesday 10th. Not that far off now – less than 4 weeks left to do enough to see a big improvement on your previous time.

· Results from the first 3 Time Trials are on our website.

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week, 20th August – 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

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our usual weekly Hill session will be on Saturday next, 17th August 2013, at Jells Park & 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.

Hope to see you all again next Saturday morning – & in large numbers

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

Australian University Games – Distance Running component – incl Marathon

I’ve been advised by Monash Sport – but awaiting more detail – that anyone running in the 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon in the Melbourne Marathon Carnival – Sunday 13th October – should tick the box ’student’ and mark Monash if you are a Monash student. It appears that Uni Games distance categories will be decided upon results from each on the big city Marathons

Small Group Training

Monash Sport's Small Group Training programs are the bridge between personal training and Group Fitness. The sessions are run in a fun and social manner and are kept small enough to ensure that each team member gets the attention that they deserve. If you are looking to mix up your current exercise program or take your fitness to the next level, ENERGISE is the Small Group Training program for you. Small Group Training sessions start up many times throughout the year, with each program running twice a week over six weeks.

See here; for more details.

Group Fitness - Semester 2 Timetable

Our new Semester 2 Group Fitness timetable is now up and running!

This timetable sees the introduction of our new Wind Trainer class, available at Peninsula campus, simulate various types of wind conditions in an indoor environment. Workouts range from pyramid workouts to strength and endurance workouts. Users should bring their own bike and a wind trainer resistance. A cycle bike can be used for those without this equipment.

The Clayton timetable is introducing an additional class on the weekend, meaning that there is now over 50 classes available at Clayton throughout the week. The Semester 2 timetable can be viewed 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.



14th August 2013