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TV's Update - Thursday 19th April 2012

posted 20 Apr 2012, 01:43 by Monash Running


This week – Tuesday 17th April


Another  great night for running, full access to our change rooms (which, thanks to our Baseball Club friends are very comfortable these days), no public holiday excuses etc – we saw another near record attendance this week of 75 of our squad members.

The cold/wet nights really aren’t that far away, & that’ll be a real test when they arrive – but I hope that our numbers won’t drop too much in Winter. So please do your best to attend in all weather – very character building !

We warmly welcomed 3 more   ‘newies’ this week – Kheng, Priscilla, & Adam – we trust you will all stick with the squad – and enjoy/benefit from the involvement.

·        This week, after the usual warm up around the campus, we did a great session of 200’s (for 15 minutes) followed of course by the usual warm down run. Thanks to Chris & Gordon for setting up the circuit for the 200’s.


Over the last month or so we have welcomed around a great number of new people to our great squad – but sadly a small number of you have not returned. If you’re in this category please let me know your intentions. I am progressively deleting names from our mailing list if I get no word

As you’re no doubt well aware – but you need reminding -  the more runs you do regularly during the week the quicker your fitness will improve – and it doesn’t take long at all for any improvement to become noticeable. The runs don’t need to be too long – just getting out for a run is a terrific start. And don’t worry about how far – go for time – even say 15 minutes for a start is fine then build up. Do more if you can, depending upon your state of fitness.

And please make sure that your efforts of a Tuesday evening are within your own capabilities – I hate to see any of you overdo things.

Thanks again to all who sent me apologies for their absence on Tuesday night – hope to see you back soon, if not next week.


Of course will be in action on Tuesday next 24th April 2012


We are in action on Tuesday evening next week.

In 2012, 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.


A Reminder

Please keep off the main (fenced) oval when warming up /warming down – we don’t want to get on the wrong side of the friendly groundsman.


Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park


Sorry, but the  Saturday morning Hill session WILL NOT go ahead next Saturday morning (21st April) – as we have an event in the afternoon – Cross Country relays at Jells Park – which quite a number of you are involved in.

But we’ll definitely be back in action on Saturday week – 28th April.

This morning’s run was great – record numbers I reckon (20) - well done to those of you who made the worthwhile effort to be involved.

See you all in a couple of weeks.


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For results, photos, reports etc


News & Results


·        Congratulations to Georgie Beech who finished in a fine 46th place in the  World University Cross Country Championships in Poland last Saturday. Georgie arrived back on Tuesday then joined us for our session on Tuesday night.


·        Congratulations to Laurence Elder (3.33 Marathon) & Elle Meyer  (2.24 Half Marathon) on their fine runs in last weekend’s Canberra Marathon / Half Marathon events


·        On Saturday afternoon next 21st April the Athletics Victoria Cross Country Relays will be conducted at Jells Park, Glen Waverley and we will have 2 Male & 1 Female teams running. The relays are held on a 3km lap course & each runner covers 6k – so 2 laps each. Details of how they ran – next week.


·        The Great Ocean Marathon weekend is 19th / 20th May  and quite a number of you have indicated an interest in participating in one of the Events – 6k & 14k Road Races on Saturday 19th (Start / Finish in Apollo Bay) as well as the events on Sunday 20th – Half Marathon (Start Kennett River, Finish Apollo Bay) & Marathon (Start Lorne, Finish Apollo Bay.

My club – Glenhuntly – provides 40 people on the weekend to help with the conduct of the events – and each helper is provided with 2 free nights accommodation in Apollo Bay (Friday & Saturday nights) as well as $80 contribution towards costs (travel/meals). If any of you are interested in being involved in this way let me know quickly please.

We still need a few more helpers so please consider this seriously – it is a great weekend

·        Emer Casey Run Melbourne (Sunday 27th May 2012) at Monash Uni Clayton Campus

Early Bird Offer - Register now for the Emer Casey Fun Run 2012 & receive a FREE t-shirt ! Hurry as there are a limited number of free


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I have a limited supply of running diaries for any of you who might like to keep tabs on your training/progress. Just send me a note if you’d like one. And I am happy to chat about training programs as well as review diary entries.

A great number of you now have diaries – how about starting to bring them along on Tuesday evening for me to review your progress ?