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This week – Tuesday 30th July 2013

posted 31 Jul 2013, 04:39 by Monash Running
Hi All

We enjoyed a great evening for running – even if still very cold. As the grass oval was very heavy this week we retreated to the ‘Lake Circuit’ for a great session of Hills.

This session is a popular one & consists of 15 minutes running on a bitumen path around the perimeter of the ornamental lake at the northern end of the Clayton Campus.

One lap is approximately 300metres & in each lap three strong efforts are made, each over a distance of around 50 metres. The first is up a quite steep hill, the next is on a stretch of path that is more gradual uphill & the third is a is a flat stretch. There is a 50 metre (approx) float or jog between each effort. Each section is marked by cones.

Of course there is a mandatory 15 minute Warm Up & Warm Down.

What a great turnout we had this week – a month of July record of 79.

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 – you’ll get there early if you want a spot in the warmth of the change/meeting room before we set out.

We had 3 more join us this week – Cassandra Castelino, Eleanor Taylor & Joseph Mang. Welcome to our great squad – we really hope each of you enjoyed the experience – and will return.

And it was really nice to welcome back Gail, Biruta, Diana, Dror, Justine, Alison, Jeremy & Ben. Sonia O’Sullivan was a welcome addition to the numbers – thanks for joining us again Sonia – we hope to see you as often as possible in future.

Best wishes to Len Johnson & Chris Wardlaw who head off this week for the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, they won;’ return until the end of August.

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 as well 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.

· Congrats to all of you who participated in the Sri Chinmoy 30k & the Athletics Victoria 10k road race last Sunday morning. Results are on our facebook & website.

· Quite a few of our squad members ran in a low key 5k Cross Country race with my club (Glenhuntly) on Saturday 20th July at Norton’s Park, Glen Waverley – here’s a short film of the event – run in very ordinary conditions;

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, 6th 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, 3rd 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.

With lots else on we had a small turnout last Saturday - but a great day for it

See you on all again next Saturday morning – hope to see large numbers again

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.

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 Furniss 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

De Castella Fun Run 25th August 2013

Early bird entry extended until Friday August 2nd

Early bird entry extended until Friday August 2nd

If you have yet to enter then this is a little bonus for you!

An amazing flow of entries sees us on courses to hold the biggest de Castella run in history this August 25th.

Due to popular demand and to help build a record number of runners we have extended early bird entries just one more week. Get a personalized race bib posted to you and save a $10 on the entry fee.

Hurry it's strictly until Midnight Friday 2 August.

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