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This week – Tuesday 7th May 2013

posted 9 May 2013, 23:27 by Monash Running
Hi All

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next week, 14th May – 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 7th May 2013

What a fabulous night for running on Tuesday this week – especially after the threatening weather earlier in the day !

And numbers approached our all time record – 86 attended – compared to our best ever attendance of 88 back on April 9th.

And the session was again handled really well by all of you – great work ! We did our session of ‘straights (100 ‘on’, 100 ‘off’) for 15 Minutes. After a short time it was impossible for me to keep tabs on who was where – but you were all most impressive. I can see a quite marked improvement from lots of you.

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.

Still no really cold/wet nights yet to test us – but please don’t let those nights put you off when they do come – if I’m prepared to stand in the wet/cold the least you call do is support my efforts. !

We welcomed another 5 new squad members this week – Chris wardlaw, Kristen Minogue, Lloyd Herbert, Manoj Kamalanathon & Nicole Lum - we hope you all enjoyed the experience & will be back. And Anastasia rejoined after a ‘rest’. I was sorry to have to say goodbye this week to Mark Ciotola – who has returned to the USA – but he wants to stay on our mailing list in the hope he’ll be back here again.

Thanks again to those of you who took the small trouble to send an apology for being unable to attend the session & I do greatly appreciate that. As usual reasons/excuses were varied – & some were even quite original !

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

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park

Sorry – but our Hill session WILL NOT go ahead next Saturday morning (11th May) as many of us, including me, are involved in Road Relays at Sandown Park that same day / afternoon with my club - Glenhuntly.

Last Saturday – 4th – we again had a terrific turn out in nice conditions – and a fabulous session was enjoyed by all !

· Even though I’ll be away the week after this as well (18th May) – at the Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend – we’ll still be back in action on 18th with Cassie the person looking after things in my absence. Turn out in large numbers that day to keep Cass on her toes please.

Some News

Physio visit next Tuesday evening

My good friend – Peter Bruce – a physio with a great running background – will visit our session next Tuesday, 14th, so save a few of your questions for Peter.

Great Ocean Road Marathon weekend 18/19 May 2013

A number of our Run Monash members are participating in one at the events at Apollo Bay – we wish them good luck

New Arrival

Our congratulations and best wishes to regular Run Monash member Katja Horvay - & partner Andreas – on the safe arrival on 2nd May of a daughter Juliana, who weighed in at 3.07kg.

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

Emer Casey Fun Run - Sunday May 26, Monash University, Clayton Campus

The Annual Emer Casey Fun Run proudly sponsoring the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre will again take place on 26 May 2013 at Clayton Campus, Monash University in aid of Ovarian Cancer. Registrations are now open, it's only $25 if you register online, $30 if you register on the day.

Register now for a free event t-shirt - It's a quick dry material and there is only limited stock!

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. There are some great recent posts

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

8th May 2013