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This week – Tuesday 28th May 2013

posted 30 May 2013, 04:13 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, 4th June – 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 28th May 2013

Another great night for running – when will this fantastic weather break ?

We were down slightly on numbers this week – but still big – with 72 in attendance.

Thanks to those of you who did me the courtesy of advising if you couldn’t make it – this demonstrates more than just a casual commitment to Run Monash.

This week we were back at the lake hill circuit – the favourite of many (but not all !)

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.

We welcomed another 2 new squad members this week – Emma Shepherd & Michelle Lim - we hope you both enjoyed the experience will be back. It was great to have Anthony Park & Manoj Kamalanathan rejoin us after longish breaks. Sadly it was Lauren Innes’ last Tuesday night with us – but she does plan to get to the Saturday morning Hill session at Jells Park as often as possible.

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

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our usual weekly Hill session will be on Saturday next, 1st June 2013 at Jells Park, & after a couple of week’s break I’ll be there. And there’s not much on to keep many of you away this week.

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.

My special thanks to Cass, Dilpreet, & Dennis for looking after things while I’ve been away over the last couple of weeks

See you on all again next Saturday morning in large numbers – rain or shine !

Some News

Emer Casey Fun Run on the Monash Clayton Campus - Sunday morning last – 26th May

A large number of Run Monash members participated in this great event last Sunday – with fantastic success. Two of our runners won their races – John Baker the 5k & Steven Bonfadini the 10k.

Results should be on our Website & Facebook very soon

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

Rec Hall closure -

Clayton Clubs please note, the Recreation Hall and corridor between Sport Reception and Aquatics, will be closed between June 7 - 21 as Monash Sport will be hosting Exams.

All patrons of Monash Sport will need to walk around the front or back of the building to get between Sport Reception and Aquatics. Please note also that the Recreation Hall will not be accessible during this entire period.

Send us your feedback and win! (Survey closes this Friday May 31!)

Your feedback is important to us, as it helps Monash Sport identify areas we need to improve as well as letting us know where we are kicking our goals. This feedback enables us to monitor our service delivery and assists us in improving our service to you, so help us help you!

The Monash Sport Customer Satisfaction Survey is you opportunity to have your say and help shape our service! Complete this survey for you chance to win a $20 Rebel Sport gift voucher or a FREE 1 month health and fitness membership!

The Monash Sport Customer Satisfaction Survey is completely anonymous and should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The survey will take you through all the services we provide, but you only will need to respond to the questions about the service area you are familiar with.

Survey closes this Friday so get in quick!

Semester break bookings

Can every club please confirm their training dates over the Semester break, via reply email. Semester 1 ends on May 31 and Semester 2 starts up on July 29, so we need to ensure that all bookings are in the system (or not), and correct.

Mega Swim - 10am Sat 6 to 10am Sun 7 July, 2013

The 24 Hour Mega Swim is a fun team event comprising of 15 swimmers per team. It caters for all levels and money raised goes to a fantastic cause. 2012 saw us raise over $50,000, so get your team mates together and join in for 2013!

Monash Games - 16 to 19 July, 2013

Faculty vs Faculty, Department vs Department, Campus vs Campus, Students vs Staff.

Another great opportunity to get your friends together for some fun during Semester break.

Held at the Clayton campus, Monash Games are an opportunity for staff and students across all Victorian campuses of the university to play modified sports in a fun and friendly environment over three days.

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.

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

29th May 2013