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TV's Update - Wednesday 14th March 2012

posted 17 Mar 2012, 03:09 by Monash Running

This week – Tuesday 13th March

On a great night, although some found it a little too warm, we saw our = second largest attendance last night (76 of you) enjoy some terrific running.

We welcomed a further 13 potential new running squad members on this week – we do hope you’ll all see fit to return – but if not please let me know quickly so I can remove you from our attendance  and mailing lists.

Our 13 new members were; Walter Robles, Reece Hodge, Shubho Mulcherdee, Annabelle Diamond, Tony Ruben, Rachael Shirlow, Belinda Chung, Anthony Park, Ken Ming Yee, Jennifer Espie, Lisa Nguyen, Deana Lam, Katrina Vo

We welcomed back a few more of you after breaks– Rakaesh, Susie & George.

This week, after the usual warm up, we did 4 x 60 sec efforts (60 sec recovery) followed by 8 x 30 sec efforts (30 sec recovery) – congrats on your serious participation in this testing session.

As I’ve mentioned – 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.

In recent weeks we’ve welcomed lots of new squad members – and pleasingly most have returned. If you’re one who hasn’t been back I’d appreciate your advice please of if /when we can expect to see you again. I have sent follow up messages to quite a few in the last day or so.

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

If you haven’t made it of a Tuesday evening for quite some time, please take the initiative & sent me an update on your plans for 2012 as far as our squad is concerned.


Of course will be in action on Tuesday next 20th March 2012

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


Our  Hill session WILL go ahead again next Saturday morning (17th March) - at Jells Park, and I’ll be there of course. 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.

Stay for a coffee/chat after if time permits


Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’



·        See a new story this week on the sailor in our squad – James Neeson - here;


This week’s special project – I recommend your support


Just wondering if you would be able to help me out this week at running club?

Kelly Bell (another member of running club) and I are part of a team participating in CARE's Walk In Her Shoes 2012, which aims to help break the cycle of poverty for women in developing countries. These young women walk for hours each day to provide for their communities, which means they miss out on valuable education.

Our team aim is to raise $1000, which can provide animals, enclosures and training so that women can work closer to home and earn an income for their families. To raise money, the challenge is to walk 10,000 steps each day for the week starting on the 12th of March and ending on the 18th of March (this week).

People can sponsor us at;

Thanks so much,

Amy Pollock-Hall


For your Diaries

On Saturday 21st April the Athletics Victoria Cross Country Relays will be conducted at Jells Park, Glen Waverley. We hope to run a number of teams from our squad in these relays, which are great fun – and a good challenge for you. Each runner covers a 6km ‘leg’ – which I suggest is well within the capabilities of all of you. More details later – but chat to me or Len  if interested.

The 2012 Emer Casey Fun Run will be conducted at the Monash Clayton Campus on Sunday morning 27th May (5k & 10k runs). All proceeds go to a most deserving charity & this is one event that I’m particularly keen for all members of our squad to support. More details later.

Look her for some info;

A message from World Vision

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to run in the New York Marathon 2012.  World Vision has 15 spots for this iconic race and we're offering you the chance to be involved!
Have a look at this 1 minute video on how the team got on in New York last year -
With only 11 spots left we don't want you to miss out so please register your interest with Nadia if you'd like to join the team.
Contact Nadia on 1300 905 188 or email
Further information here:
Please do share with your running club via Facebook or Email.  If you require any further details please reply to this email.
Many thanks!
Team World Vision
"I can't do everything for everyone but I can do something for someone", Bob Pierce, World Vision Founder