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This week – Tuesday 14th May 2013

posted 17 May 2013, 01:31 by Monash Running
Hi All

Lost & Found

This week as you were doing the session someone handed me (TV) their glasses to hold until after the session – but they weren’t collected – and, as I was preoccupied, I really have no idea of who gave then to me ! - get me on 0407 922597 – or email – if they’re yours.

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week, 21st May – 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

This week – Tuesday 14th May 2013

Things looked bleak early in the morning – and may have influenced just a few to ‘forget’ their gear – but as it turned out we had a fine evening – great for running. A hardy few even ran in singlets !

No records this week – just 58 of us – but lots of apologies – and all for very good reason. Thanks for doing me the courtesy of advising if you can’t make it – this demonstrates more than just a casual commitment to Run Monash.

This week’s session, after a good 15 minutes warm up, was 8 x 60sec efforts , followed by 2 x 30sec – and this went really well as the oval was still pretty firm – let’s see how some heavy rain affects it later in Winter.

Just on attendance – 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.

I must say that there are a few who are on my weekly attendance list who haven’t been along for a while. If you’re in that category I’d appreciate advice please of your intentions for the future as far as participation in Run Monash is concerned please.

We welcomed another 1 new squad member this week – Julian Ratcliffe - - we hope you enjoyed the experience Julian & will be back. And Peta rejoined after a forced rest due to injury.

Time Trial Number 3 – is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday 25th June, so please note your diaries now.

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our usual weekly Hill session will be on Saturday next, 18th May 2013, at Jells Park after a week’s break. Even though I can’t make it (I’ll be at the Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend) – the session will be in the most capable hands of the lovely Cass Higham.

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 hope for a huge turn out on Saturday – to keep Cass on her toes ! .

Some News

Physio visit

Thanks to my good friend Peter Bruce – a physio with a great running background – for visiting our session this week, you certainly kept him busy. Special thanks to Peter for providing the most welcome platter of fruit.

Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend 18/19 May 2013

A number of our Run Monash members are participating in one at the events at Apollo Bay this coming weekend – we wish them good luck

Events last weekend

In the first place – congrats to all of our Run Monash members who participated in the Athletics Victoria Road Relays last Saturday – 11th May. Results are on our website & were detailed on our facebook.

Also – congrats to all of you on your runs in last Sunday’s Mothers Day Classic – there were lots of ‘PBs’

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

Emer Casey Fun Run - Sunday May 26, Monash University, Clayton Campus – an almost final reminder.

I am really keen to see as many of you as possible get behind this most worthwhile event & support a great cause.

The Annual Emer Casey Fun Run proudly sponsoring the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will again take place on 26 May 2013 at Clayton Campus, Monash University in aid of Ovarian Cancer. Registrations are now open, it's only $25 if you register online, $30 if you register on the day.

Register now for a free event t-shirt - It's a quick dry material and there is only limited stock!

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 it you will be notified.

Amy Pollock-Hall is our new Facebook guru – speak to Amy, Chris, or I if any questions. There are some great recent posts

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.



(Trevor Vincent)

Monash Clayton Running Squad (Run Monash)

0407922597 / 03 98024690

15th May 2013