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TYV's Update - 14 November 2012

posted 17 Nov 2012, 02:29 by Monash Running

This week – Tuesday 13th November 2012


Len & Gordon were back this week – so an easier night for me !.


We enjoyed terrific  conditions for running on Tuesday, not as warm as last week – so no complaints about the heat. !


No  new faces  – but a few we hadn’t seen for some weeks, Yih Ching, James O, James R, & Marianne. Great to see you all back in action.


There were 40 of us this week, a good turn out – but still a few less than I expected. Sadly quite a few who didn’t participate didn’t bother to let me know.


This week’s session was ‘Straights’ for 15 minutes – with Len at the whistle again – so all ran on time !


With the Summer Athletics Season now under way a number of our squad members are racing on the track, usually of a Saturday afternoon. If any of you would be interested in trying a track race (800m, 1500m, 3000m or 5000m) just chat to me – this can be easily arranged.


·        Thanks to those of you thoughtful enough to send apologies if for any reason you couldn’t make it this week.


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



A couple of our Running Group regulars – Chris Allan & Matthew Thompson – are most generously - & with little regard for what it does to their profiles – participating in ‘Movember’


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health


'Mospaces' allow people to donate money.

Chris’s mospace is;

Matthew’s mospace is;

·        Please all do your best to support Chris & Matthew in this most important initiative.


Some News


·        For your Diary - Our 2012 Christmas Party / BBQ – is scheduled for Tuesday 18th December – straight after our training session – so at 7pm. It’ll be held in the BBQ courtyard at the rear of the Sports Building, overlooking the ovals. This is always a great event so PLEASE do your best to attend.

Chris will start taking names very soon – there will be a very small charge to cover food etc.


If any of you would like to offer to help with arrangements before & on the night – please let me or Chris know. Many hand make light work !



As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 20th November


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



Saturday Morning Hill Session at Jells Park




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

I know that there will be quite a few of our regulars absent this week – due to the fact that Shield T & F competition is on again, however I hope a few of you make it - just to keep me company.

I hear the turnout last Saturday was great again (around 15) thanks to Chris W for looking after things in my absence

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.

News from Monash Sport


Suit up and Ride:

Be careful not to get your graduation gown caught in your tyres! TeamMONASH will be wearing "University approved" workplace attire in Suit up and Ride, a lycra free Melbourne cycling event. Registration's are open now, find out more at


Fitness Testing:

Our final fitness testing session for 2012 is on Sunday 25 November. Register and round out your fitness gains for 2012 with professionally conducted fitness testing. This  a great chance to set training benchmarks for improvement come 2013. Visit this page for more info. 


Enquiries to; Callum Maynes

Marketing AssistantMonash Sport
Building 1, Wellington Road,
Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800Tel:
+61 3 9905 8833



Monash Tuesday 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 Allan is our facebook guru.


Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’


Running Diaries

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.

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.