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This week – Tuesday 26th March 2013

posted 26 Mar 2013, 23:43 by Monash Running
Tuesday Evening Running Squad/’Run Monash’ at Monash Clayton Update

Hi All

** As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week - 2nd April

However as a ‘one off’ we’ll be starting early – 4.45pm – as Monash Sport need all activities to be finished by 6pm on that evening

This week – Tuesday 26th March 2013

The Nike presence was an added attraction – but it was a great evening for running – so you turned out in huge numbers – again !

We welcomed 8 new Run Monash members this week - Yee Ken Saw, Carole Tactacan, Peter Williamson, Lauren Innes, Mavra Grundal, Hoda Javidi, Jess Crawshaw, and Mizna Shahbaz. We trust you all greatly enjoyed the experience & will be back on a regular basis.

Jeremy Chin was back after a long absence & Tom Castle turned up after recently advising me that his new job will mean he can’t make it. Great to see you both !

This week we returned to the grass oval for a session of 15 Min of ‘straights’ – which everyone survived most comfortably.

Succesful Nike night

Thanks to our good friend Prue Davison – from NIKE – for joining us on Tuesday evening, 26th March.

Prue brought along a range of Nike's trial running shoes for our runners to try out on the night, and this initiative was extremely popular.

All who attended were thrilled with the Nike ‘Run Melbourne’ T-shirt they received!

Our second Time Trial – 2km – Tuesday 9th April

All of you who participated in the Time Trial on January 29th will I know be keen to check your improvement (?) after some concentrated training. So be ready on Tuesday 9th April for T/T number 2.

We will do a further trial in ? late June / early July so those of you who weren’t around on Jan 29 can run on April 9th then again when we schedule the 3rd T/T.

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park – 30th March - All welcome !

Our usual weekly Hill session will be on Saturday next, 30th March 2013 - at Jells Park, and I’ll be there, despite it being Easter Saturday. I did however distribute Easter Eggs this week in case some don’t make it next Saturday.

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.

Saturday’s session was great, big numbers again & a perfect day - & not dusty – who could wish for more ? And we welcomed Holly Hughes a ‘first timer’ with us.

Stacey’s lucky charm held out again – her team won the Softball Grand Final on Saturday afternoon after she did the full Hill workout in the morning.. Nice run from Steve B – 3rd in the 5k Run 4 Kids on Sunday morning – and congrats to all who ran PB’s at the Milers Club meet last week – Amelia, Cass, Stacey, Simon, Sam, Lyndon..

Next Saturday should be big again – see you on all then .

Some News


Our best wishes to Run Monash member – and our website manager – Michelle Ong – for her upcoming marriage – on Friday 5th April. We trust it’ll be a memorable day for Michelle & James.

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.

Run 4 Kids

Some known results for Run Monash members;

5.5k – Steven Bonfadini – 3rd – 18.08

15k – Lieven Huang 50.56, Meng Lor 99.00, Hong Lor 98.00, Michelle Ong 69.46, Ly Ho 76.48, Ashley Martin 75.44, Ben Asquith 75.44, Nine Mok 82.33

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

Live well and Learn well

Monash Sport is the centre of healthy and active lifestyles at Monash University. We want the students, staff and community members to not only learn well but also live well.

To help achieve your goals of living well, Monash Sport is offering 2 weeks free off your Direct Debit membership!

Make Monash Sport the centre of your new healthy and active lifestyle by joining our direct debit memberships and you will receive:
Genuine 1-on-1 service
Discounted Monash rates
Free health assessments
Free fitness program design & unlimited reviews
Free fitness testing sessions
Free member joining gift
Reciprocal access to 3 on-campus health and fitness centres

This promotion is valid from Monday 25 March to Sunday 28 April and can be redeemed either in person in any of the 3 centres or online by entering the promotional code LIVEWELL.

Visit to learn more and for all terms and conditions.

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.

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.



(Trevor Vincent)

Monash Clayton Running Squad (Run Monash)

0407922597 / 03 98024690

27th March 2013