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This week – Tuesday 23rd July 2013

posted 24 Jul 2013, 20:51 by Monash Running
Hi All

Yet another great evening for running saw everyone enjoy an fabulous session this week.

After the usual warm up we did a session of ‘straight’s’. This is a great work out - & is generally very popular with everyone.

The actual session lasts 15 minutes and consists of strong ‘efforts’ on the straights with a jog/float (& even walk as necessary) recovery on the bends.

We finished off as usual with a 15 minute warm down

There were big numbers again this week, although just a few less than last week, with 61 in attendance.

My special thanks to those of you who were thoughtful enough to send your apologies, this demonstrates a great commitment to the group. With Uni back in full swing next week – get there early if you want a spot in the warmth of the change/meeting room.

We had 2 more join us this week – Justin Stepnell & Ashley Siegel. Welcome to our great squad – we really hope you both enjoyed the experience – and will return.

And it was really nice to welcome back Amanda, Chris, & Freya who we hadn’t seen for a while.

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. I must say it’s great to see so many of you now taking the trouble to send me an apology if you can’t make it. And I must say that a great many of the reasons given are incredibly original !

· Congrats to all of you who participated in a Run Melbourne event last Sunday morning. Known results are on our facebook & website.

Time Trials

TT number 4 will held in early September – probably on Tuesday 10th. Not that far off now – less than 7 weeks 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, 30th July – 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

I’m really pleased to be able to say that our Hill session WILL go ahead next Saturday morning (27th July) & I’ll be there, even though many of our regulars will be participating in the Athletics Victoria 10k Road race at Albert Park on Sunday morning (28th).

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.

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

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.

Social Sport

Our Social Sport competitions are a great way to keep active and have fun while studying or working at Monash. The sports played vary from campus to campus, but can include indoor soccer, netball, basketball and badminton. Our competitions foster a social environment with grades suited to beginners and more competitive teams alike. Semester 2 registrations are now open closing Tuesday August 6.

See here :

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.

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

24th July 2013