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TV's Update - Wednesday 22 August 2012

posted 22 Aug 2012, 18:41 by Monash Running

 Tuesday Evening Running Squad at Monash Clayton


Hi All


This week – Tuesday 21st August 2012



Congratulations to all 83 who attended our great session last night – you created a new record ! Beating by one the previous record attendance established back in March this year of 82.


To say the least it was a crush in the change room – but cosy on a cold evening.


And I had around 20 apologies – so maybe 100 is not a pipe dream ?


A number of new squad members were welcomed – Derrick Koo, Chun-Yi Chang, Walter ?,Chanaka Ruwandeniya, Amanda Tabib, Matthew Thompson, Yih Ching Ong, & Paul Davidson


And it was great to welcome back after  absence – David Morabito, Isobel Drewett, Maeve Barlow, Jordan Lee, Sabrina Hoare, & Susie Wagglen


Although the oval is still soft we managed an excellent session – 8 x 60 sec (60sec recovery)  & 2 x 30 sec efforts (30 sec recovery), with of course the usual warm up & warm down


Don’t hesitate to ask me if you would like any help at all with a regular training program or goal setting and/or ideas on opportunities to get into a few races to test your progress.



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.

Of course will be in action on Tuesday next, 28th  August 2012 - Rain or Shine !!!!!


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


Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park


Hi All.

Our  Hill session WILL go ahead again next Saturday morning (25th August) - at Jells Park. I can’t be there on that day as I’ll be in Adelaide for the Australian Cross Country Championships, however Chris Allan will be there to lead the way – so please try to attend.


Meet at the usual  spot, out the front of the cafe – ‘Madeline’s’ - ready to run at 8.30am SHARP (please try to be on time). Enter Jells Park from the entrance in Waverley Rd extension – opposite the Glen Waverley Golf Course.

Last Saturday was great again, despite the weather – and the muddy sections. Things can only improve – surely !


News from Monash Sport



Monash Sport Health and Fitness Centres


If you’re considering cross training in an effort to improve your running ability, look no further than Monash Sport. Try our Fitness Centre, Doug Ellis Swimming Pool and Group Fitness classes with a free 7 day trial, redeemable online.


Upcoming TeamMONASH Events


TeamMONASH is moving into events season with a host of activities giving the YOU the chance to represent Monash! Interested in the DeCastella Run, Sunday August 26 or other TeamMONASH events?

Follow this link for all upcoming TeamMONASH events for the latter half of 2012!

Visit the Monash Sport website:


Monash Tues Night Running Group


This is the link to the Running Group Facebook page!/groups/70531756551/ 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 pictures and video for everyone to see on this page and if you have liked it you will be notified.

Chris is our facebook guru.


Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’


For results, photos, reports etc



News & Results


‘Tan Relays’ – Saturday 15th September 2012 (9.00am start)


In view of the successes & great experience at the Road Relays at Geelong a couple of weeks ago  we will now be entering squad teams in the Tan Relays – to be held on the Tan Track (3.8km circuit) at Kings Domain – start/finish area opposite Swan St Bridge.

All runners cover 1 lap of the tan – and those of you who participated in this event last year will have times on the board as your goal to better this time.

In order to enable me to enter teams I’ll need you to let me or Len know next Tuesday at training if you wish to participate. One thing that we may need to do for this event however is ask each participant to contribute towards the cost of the team entry - $12 each – I hope that isn’t a deterrent to any of you. Athletics Victoria provided free entry to our teams at Geelong - but there is a limit to this generosity.

Of course I’d be happy to hear from you before next Tuesday if you can make up your mind earlier.

We finish the morning off with a great Morning Tea get together.


Australian University Games (AUG) – Adelaide – 23 to 28 September 2012


The entry closing date is very soon – but if anyone has a question about this year’s AUG the contact for Athletics is;

: Samantha Carberry   Email: Phone: 0433 293 641


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 ?


Our Mailing List

If you are 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.


The Athlete’s Foot – Vouchers

I have a supply of ‘$10 off shoes’ vouchers from six participating ‘The Athlete’s Foot’ stores for any members of our squad who needs new shoes. As a bonus you will also receive a Free Drink Bottle.

I’ll have the vouchers with me of a Tuesday evening – please just take one.