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This week – Tuesday 5th March 2013

posted 6 Mar 2013, 03:03 by Michelle Furniss
Hi All

What an absolutely incredible night!! We had an all time record attendance – 88 – including a massive 22 new Run Monash members! We trust you all greatly enjoyed the night’s experience – and will be back next week.

It was great to welcome back this week - Isaac F, Isie D, Jonathan T, Jess C, Prasad P, Candice T, Sarah C, Rebecca B, & Ally C.

Tonight we welcomed an incredible 22 new Run Monash members – Sally Boxall, Gabrielle Breheny, Nick Callanan, Sarah Carrier, Julian Cassar, Amanda Lum Li Ching, Aree Chinowuttichai, Peta Faragher, Song Guan, Georgia Lee, Jian Ho, Sandy Ho, Alex Holdsworth, Lim Kee Kiat, Ivan Kiriakov, Sandhya Menon, Suhong Min, Tan Hui Min, Christina Romano, Kishan Thurairasa, Linfeng Wei, Ryan Zischke. 

Special thanks to Chris Allan for his incredible job in following up those who expressed interest in us during ‘O’ week – and for collecting the waiver forms on Tuesday night.

Our session was hard enough – especially give the hot conditions – 8 x 60 sec efforts (60 sec recovery after each) followed by 2 x 30 sec efforts (30 sec recovery after each) with of course the usual warm up/warm down. Thanks again to Len for taking responsibility for the whistle – made it easier for me to observe, and also he’s better than me at counting !.

Thanks heaps to who couldn’t make this week – but managed to send an apology– but still lots just didn’t turn up! How about demonstrating more commitment by at least sending me a message if you can’t make it?

The sad part of the evening was our farewell to Perrine Hamel – one of our favourites – and a long time member of our great running team. We trust all will go really well for Perrine in her new life in the USA. All your farewell lollies were eaten Perrine!

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 12th March – 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.

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Our next Hill session will be on Saturday next, 9th March 2013 - at Jells Park, and 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.

We had a huge turn out again last Saturday – around 30 – but I didn’t do a proper count.

Next Saturday will be big again however – hope to see lots of you then.

Some News

‘O’ week Festival at Monash Clayton

Thanks again to Graeme Pickering, Chris Allan, Ben Asquith, Dilpreet Buxi, Andy Rodda, & Kara Gilbert for looking after our information table in the Monash Sport marquee last week. We saw a result of this involvement with the record number of new faces this week.

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.

(From Anna Ross – a good friend of mine & member of my Aths ClubI recommend your participation in this survey – TV)

Greetings friends & fellow athletes!! 

My name is Anna, and alongside competing with Glenhuntly on the track and in cross country, I am also studying a Masters of Psychology at RMIT University. As part of my studies, I am conducting a quick online survey that you are invited to participate in.

Being physically active and eating healthily are widely recognised as important behaviours in looking after our health. However, most of us don’t manage to get the amounts of physical activity or eat healthy foods as recommended by Australian health experts, in order to maintain optimal health.

That’s why we’re interested in finding out more about what gets in the way of healthy eating and physical activity. We are specifically interested in finding out more about what gets in the way for everyday people in the general population to get the recommended amounts of exercise and dietary intake. We want to investigate the psychological barriers to and beliefs about exercise and healthy eating that prevent engagement in these behaviours. We hope to use the findings from this project to inform health promotion, so health specialists can find ways to help with overcoming these barriers to help us look and feel healthier.

We are looking for participants; male or female, aged 18 years or over. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire (approx. 20 minutes to complete) and will provide us with valuable information in this areas.

Participation is completely voluntary and entirely anonymous; we will not know who has or has not participated, nor will we be able to identify individuals’ responses.

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please click on the following link:

Thanks for your time. Your participation is very much appreciated :)
And thanks so so much to those of you who have already completed the survey- you guys are amazing, thank you !!!!

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

Summer Group Fitness Timetable

Welcome to summer, and the new Monash Sport Summer group fitness timetable! Re-energise your afternoon with pilates or yoga, lift the intensity with a range Les Mills programs and or break out with some new moves in our highly addictive Zumba classes. With new TRX suspension, group cycle, and many other classes there is always something exciting for everybody.

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.

Chris Allan is our Facebook guru – speak to Chris or I if any questions.

There are now lots of my photos from last week’s Tuesday night session on our facebook

Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

Thanks heaps to Michelle Ong for her 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 University Running Squad

0407922597 / 03 98024690