TV's Blog‎ > ‎

This Week – Tuesday 3rd December

posted 5 Dec 2013, 02:42 by Monash Running
Hi All

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week, 10th December, as well as the week after – Tuesday 17th December – 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 & for handy parking - enter from Ring Road East & find a spot along the road around the back of Oval 1(Wellington Rd end).

Only a short walk from there.

You can no longer park at the rear of the pavilion – or on the gravel road above. Parking in other nearby areas is free after 4pm.

· We will have not meet on Tuesday 24th December or Tuesday 31stDecember - but of course I’ll expect you all to get in a run on each of those days.

We will be back in action – usual place, day, & time in early 2014 – Tuesday 7thJanuary will be our first gathering for 2014

Our Run Monash Christmas Fun Run – Tuesday 3rd December

Our 2013 Christmas Fun Run was held on Tuesday 3rdDecember and it was a hugely successful, fun night.

Thankfully the weather person was kind to us yet again with perfect running (& BBQ) conditions prevailing.

Our total number of participants on the night (including those at the BBQ only) was around 85 – a huge result – and 30 up on the same run in 2012.

Just one new member this week – Kun Zhang (as well as at least one other possible newie – Attila)

As well Sonia brought along Sophie, Phoebe, & PJ - who all greatly enjoyed the run

Sadly we farewell Matt Haeussler – a very long time squad member & good friend of all of us. Matt is returning to Germany in mid January.

The Run was a 2k handicap event – with handicaps based on your runs in Time Trials during the year, and we had over 70 participants. My special thanks to Steven for sorting out the handicaps.

Placegetters were;

1 Shenjun

2 Peta

3 Ken

4 Alice

5 Len

6 Diana

· Photos from the Run & the BBQ should soon be up on our website – and our Facebook

Run Monash Christmas BBQ – Tuesday 3rd December

Our annual Squad celebration BBQ was a fabulous event - & I must thank Chris Allan for pulling it all together. Chris is one of the backstops of our group – thanks mate.

Thanks also to his terrific helpers on the night in setting up, cooking etc – including John Bonfadini, Paulina, Amanda, Ben, Manoj, & Kim

Also special thanks to Peter (Bencey) for generously providing the sweets (Ice Cream) & Paul Marr for the Veggie Burgers.

*Len & I really appreciated your kind gifts presented to us on the night on your behalf by Chris.

As I mentioned in my ‘speech’ this has been a great year for Run Monash with a few highlights being;

*Record attendances throughout the year

*Incredible support to me once again from my good mate Len Johnson

*Participation by Run Monash members in a great number of events including; Melbourne Marathon races, Melbourne & Hawaiian Ironman, Emer Casey Run, Shepparton Half Ironman, Tough Mudder, as well as a great number of other events

*Huge support for & interest in our newly introduced 2k Time trials (5 held in 2013). Over the 5 Time trials conducted, we had 181 individuals participate in at least one TT

*Great support also from Team Monash & Monash Sport as well as from our great friends at Nike (Prue) & Soleus (Ben)

*Fabulous efforts from Michelle (Website) & Tatum - as well as Amy for the year up to mid October - (Facebook)

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our next Hill session will be on Saturday morning next, 7th December 2013, at Jells Park.

We’ll meet at the usual spot on Saturday, ready to run, at 8.30am SHARP (please 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.

Last Saturday I was pleasantly surprised to see 16 there for the session – great considering lots of other things were happening on the day. We welcomed 2 ‘newies’ – Attila & Nick.

Hope to see a big turnout again next Saturday morning