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This Week - Tuesday 19th February 2013

posted 20 Feb 2013, 19:52 by Monash Running
Hi All, 

A great night for running – again – but numbers were down a little – 52 of us were in action last night. But there were lots of good reasons – one being a few running at the Milers club met at Melbourne University, which even kept Len away from our session. 

We welcomed yet another 5 more new members this week – Roger Koenig, Maurice Vanden Ruuse, Giselle Perez, Lowell Wan & Thomas Lines – a warm welcome to all of you – I trust your introduction to our great running squad was enjoyable – and that you’ll be back !

This week’s session was the popular 15 minutes of 200s – with a shortish jog/walk/float recovery between each.

Some News

‘O’ week Festival at Monash Clayton

Date: Monday 25th February - Thursday 28th February 2013
Time: 11am - 3pm each day

We have been invited by Monash Sport to have a presence in the Monash Sport marquee during ‘O’ week 

This will be a tremendous opportunity for our Running Squad members to publicise us while meeting students new to the University environment. We will have a supply of squad promo flyers for distribution as well as flyers for my club – Glenhuntly – the preferred aths club for Monash students & staff.

· Thanks to Graeme P, Chris A, Ben A, Dilpreet B, & Kara G for offering to be involved

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. 

Tatum’s gone

This week we said goodbye to one of our regulars – Tatum De Silva. Tatum is off on an exchange to Malaysia for 6 months – which we trust she’ll enjoy greatly. But we would like to see you back with us on your return Tatum! 

As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 26th February – 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, 23rd February 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 great attendance this week - 22 of us – excellent considering other clashing runs & events. 

This week should be big – with nothing much else on – hope to see lots of you on Saturday 

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.

Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

Thanks heaps to Michelle Ong for her great work in maintaining & updating our website

Training Diaries

I hope lots of you now keep a running diary – I have a few available for those who are keen – just ask.