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TV's Update - Wednesday 4th April 2012

posted 4 Apr 2012, 23:48 by Monash Running

This week – Tuesday 3rd April

Daylight saving has gone – but a really pleasant surprise for us this week with a fabulous night for running – and a terrific attendance again. We had a total of 70 toe the line last night.

Another 3 ‘newies’ this week – Tim Williams, Christian Vogel & Oliver Zehrung  – welcome !

As well – it was great to welcome Tom Abourizir, Megan Trist & Georgina Beech back after an absence. Georgina’s was a rare appearance as she is placed some distance away with her medical studies – but she’s obviously going very well – as she demonstrated tonight. Georgie is off to Poland next week as a member of the Australian team to contest the World University Cross Country Championships.

Over the last month or so we have welcomed around 40 new people to our great squad – but sadly a small number of these have not returned after their 1st week with us. If you are in this category please let me know your intentions. After a few weeks any who do not return – and have sent no advice to me – will be deleted from our mailing list

·        This week, after the usual warm up, we did 8 x 60 sec efforts with 60 sec recovery after each – a great session, enjoyed (I hope) by all.

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.

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

If you haven’t made it on 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 10th April 2012


OK - I know it’s Easter etc – but our show goes on – hail rain or snow – so 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 (7th April) – Easter Saturday.

But we’ll definitely be back in action on Saturday week – 14th April. On the 14th we’ll meet at the usual  spot ready to run, at 8.30am SHARP -  out the front of the cafe at Jells Park – ‘Madeline’s’. Enter Jells Park from the entrance in Waverley Rd extension – opposite the Glen Waverley Golf Course.

This morning’s run was great – well done to the 14 of you who made the worthwhile effort. I hope Sam’s twisted ankle won’t give him too much trouble. See you all in a couple of weeks.


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News & Results


*Congrats to all of you who participated in last Sunday’s “Run for Kids’ . Results for those who have given me their times will be posted ASAP on our website – under ‘Results’ – so please send me you time if you participated but didn’t write it on my list at training last night.


*On Saturday afternoon 21st April the Athletics Victoria Cross Country Relays will be conducted at Jells Park, Glen Waverley.

I forgot to mention these relays again last night – but a list was there for you to indicate your interest in participating. So far we have 1 male & 1 female team confirmed – but we want more of you please. Let me know by email if you’d like to run – or add your name to my list next week. Participation in the relays will be FOC as a nice gesture to our squad from the organizers – Athletics Victoria

We will 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.


* 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. Last year a number from our squad helped, and enjoyed a great weekend ( Kathryn, Katharina, Leo, Simon, Daniel, & Nine to name a few).  


*I’ve heard recently from  a couple of our squad members who are studying overseas – Simon Bowly (Sweden) & Victoria Sapoznikoff (France) both send their best wishes to all squad members.


A message from Perrine – a regular at our Tuesday sessions

(Final chance for you to support a great cause)

I'm participating, together with 3 colleagues from Monash, in the Oxfam Trailwalker event in April: a 100k walk/ run taking place around the Dandenongs.
I'm sure most of you, as passionate runners, will understand the personal challenge involved! BUT... importantly, this is also Oxfam's Australia main fundraising event.
I know we all receive a lot of requests of this sort, but please just think about what as little as $5/$10 could represent for the NGO, when multiplied by 80-odd! (is that the last record Trevor?!)
Don't hesitate to have a look to our webpage ( (where you can donate!)
Yours sportively,
*  I strongly recommend that members of our great Tuesday Evening Squad get behind this most worthy cause.

·        Thanks for the supply of mini Easter Eggs last night Perrine


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.

I’m happy to supply new diaries for 2012 if needed


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