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Thursday 26 May 2011

posted 26 May 2011, 04:38 by Monash Running

The rather threatening weather earlier in the day obviously influenced a few of you to ‘give it a miss’ on Tuesday evening this week.  But I was really thrilled to see we still had 43 turn up for what turned out to be a most enjoyable & valuable session.

I must say thanks to those of you (a large number actually) who advised me of their inability to be there.

We did ‘Mona Fartlek’, which consists of 2 x 90sec (90sec recovery), 4 x 60 sec (60 sec recovery), 4 x 30 sec (30 sec recovery) & 4 x 15 sec (15sec recovery) – this is one of our tougher, but most worthwhile, sessions.


And still Deb ran barefoot !

I had a few more ‘giveaways’ on Tuesday evening – but that’s it for the time being !

We were pleased to welcome a couple more new members – David Gillbee & Suya Lee- we trust you enjoyed the experience and will return.

And I would appreciate hearing some word from those of you who have been absent for some time – please let me know if/when you will return as I’d like to prune the growing list by taking out any of you who won’t be back.

I still have running diaries – let me know if you’d like one. And I’m keen to review your progress by checking the diary for you every so often.

* Remember that warm gear is worthwhile on the colder nights – gloves etc – see my note below about running gloves availability

* Please continue to always be careful with your valuables.  We try to keep a good watch on the change room – and we lock it if we are away (e.g. at the hill circuit), but it’s much safer if you can leave valuables/cash etc locked somewhere else secure. If no alternative – give valuables to me for personal safekeeping during the session.

We’ll be in action again as usual next Tuesday evening, 31 May 2011

·         We’re still 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.

·         And we are in action every Tuesday evening without fail throughout 2011

·        If you want to give directions to a potential new squad member you’ll find a great map on the website – click on ‘Contact us’

Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park


Our  Hill session WILL go ahead again next Saturday morning (28 May) - at Jells Park.

We’ll meet at the usual  spot at 8.30am SHARP, 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 morning’s attendance was very small – just 5 of us.

So I hope to see a huge turn out this coming Saturday – rain or shine.



·        Congrats to all who ran in the Emer Casey Fun Run at Monash Clayton last Sunday, with great success last weekend. Mikhail was a standout – winning the Men’s 5k most comfortably the day after a great run in the 8k Cross Country race at Balnarring.

·        I expect to have with me next Tuesday evening the running gloves for those of you who ordered a pair – Sabrina H, Matt P, Alex R, & Marc C.

·        There are a few photos on our website now  of our squad members who ran  with my Glenhuntly Club in the Athletics Victoria Cross Country events at Balnarring Racecourse last Saturday afternoon.

Southern University Games

Cross Country running has been added to the list of sports at  the Southern University Games which are being held in Geelong from July 3-6 and are just a smaller version of the Australian University Games, at the regional level.

Information on the Southern University Games can be found here -

Specific info on Cross Country can be found here -

Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’

 As we’re keen to keep the site current, please send to me or Leanne ( )details of any runs or other items of interest. Our thoughts are with Leanne over the next few weeks – with a new arrival due very soon. We’ll keep you posted with news.

Emer Casey Fun Run

Thanks to all who took part in the runs last Sunday morning. The day was a tremendous success – and over $20,000 was raised to support Ovarian Cancer Research