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This week – Tuesday 20th August 2013

posted 25 Aug 2013, 04:44 by Monash Running
Tuesday Evening Running Squad/’Run Monash’ at Monash Clayton Update

Hi All

This week – Tuesday 20th August 2013

Big numbers again last night – but no records – 73 in total. Thanks again to those who can’t attend who send me an ‘apology’ – as I’ve said this demonstrates more than just a casual involvement in our ‘Run Monash’ squad.

I have recently deleted quite a few from our mailing list, & from the weekly attendance sheet, as I had received no word from them for ages – but of course everyone is most welcome back !

Once again, last night, the weather was threatening – but it turned out almost perfect for running – as has been the case all Winter !

This week we had planned to do our session on the grass (our ‘Field of Dreams’) but for some reason the lights weren’t functioning so we retreated back to the dependable Lake hill circuit for 16 minutes of efforts

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

We had just one new person join us this week – Ashley Bransgrove - who we welcome to our great squad – we hope you enjoyed the experience Ashley – and will return.

In addition we welcomed back Candice Todd after a few months 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.

I want to say a special ‘thank you’ to my good friend Sonia O’Sullivan for her great post on our facebook last week – amongst other things comparing our running environment – esp the partially floodlight baseball oval – to the setting in the great Kevin Costner film – ‘Field of Dreams’ – an appropriate description in my opinion.

Have a look here to see just how tantalisingly close Sonia was to Olympic Gold at 5000m in Sydney 2000:

Time Trials

TT number 4 will held on Tuesday 10th September. Not that far off now – less than 3 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, 27th 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, 24th 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.

It was great to welcome Eleanor, Joshua & Scot to yesterday’s session.

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 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 on the entry form 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.



21st August 2013