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This week – Tuesday 3rd September 2013

posted 6 Sep 2013, 00:38 by Monash Running
Hi All

This week – Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Another great night for running this week. Our luck certainly seems to be 'in' with the weather. Let's hope it holds for the Time Trial next Tuesday.

With TV off resting, we were again on the grass for a session of 'straights' for 15 minutes. Thanks to Chris Allan for laying out the track. We had 70 participate, a little down from our 'world record' but a good number nonetheless.

The mandatory warm up/warm down is at least 15 min each – but more encouraged if time – esp in the warm down.

We had three ‘newies’ and/or 'returnees' join us this week – Candice Todd (back after a 'break'), Matthew Drummond and Sarah Milanko. We welcome you to our great squad and hope you both enjoyed the experience.

And, of course, Len was back from Moscow via the Trans-Mongolian railway and Beijing. Good timing, given my absence, which I hope lasts just one week.

Thanks again to those who can’t attend who send me an ‘apology’ – as I’ve said this demonstrates more than just a casual involvement in our ‘Run Monash’ squad.

I have recently deleted quite a few from our mailing list, & from the weekly attendance sheet, as I had received no word from them for ages – but of course everyone is most welcome back !

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.

Time Trials

TT No.4 will held on Tuesday 10th September. Not that far off now – only a week left to do enough to see a big improvement on your previous time.

Results from the first three Time Trials are on our website.

AV Tan Relays

The Athletics Victoria Tan Relays will be held on Saturday, 21 September.

A number of you will be running in Glenhuntly teams, but we will also enter as many Monash teams as we have runners.

BUT, we need to know numbers as entries close on 16 September. Effectively, that means you have to let us know next Tuesday (10 September).

Three - Katrina Cornish, Ni9ne Mok and Sarah Milanko - have already put their names down, so hurry up and join them.

It's one lap of Melbourne's famous Tan Track, starting from the horse trough opposite Swan St Bridge.

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week, 10th September – 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, 7th September 2013, at Jells Park & I’ll be there if at all possible – but as I’m still not fully recovered from a health issue that has grounded me for the last week or so, there’s good chance I may be missing. In that case just head off a few minutes after 8.30am. A few will be absent this week as they have the Burnley Half Marathon Sunday morning.

Congrats on the huge, record, turn out last Saturday.

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.

Hope to see you all again next Saturday morning

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

Australian University Games – Distance Running component – incl Marathon

Monash Sport have advised that anyone running in the 10k, Half Marathon, or Marathon in the Melbourne Marathon Carnival – Sunday 13th October – should tick the box ’student’ and mark Monash on the entry form if you are a Monash student. It appears that Uni Games distance categories will be decided upon results from each on the big city Marathons.

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;

Of 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.

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

4th September 2013