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Latest from TV - Thursday 31 January 2013

posted 31 Jan 2013, 01:41 by Monash Running

This week – Tuesday 29th January 2013


Another great night for running, ideal for our big ‘Time Trial’ experiment.


We welcomed 2 new members this week – Becky Catto-Smith & Diana Contreras, and it was great to welcome Ally Clarke back to the fold after a longish break.


And we enjoyed large numbers again – for this time of the year especially – 48 of us were there.


The Time Trial


Thanks to the Monash ground staff, and to our friends at Monash Sport – we were able to use the top ovals – a rare privilege for which we are most grateful.

The idea of the time trial (2Km) is to give you all a base – for comparison when we undertake a further trial in about 8 to 10 weeks time (At this stage I have in mind Tuesday 9th April for the next trial – but this is to be confirmed).

Over the ensuing period the idea would be for you to be motivated enough to train just a little harder, and with focus, in order to try to demonstrate improvement when we do it again.

Let me or Len know if any help needed in this regard.

I must say I was most impressed with everyone’s efforts – well done !

While I don’t plan to provide, publicly, details of all of your run times I will after the next trial look at providing some % improvement details.

Any who missed last night can do their time trial next Tuesday - just let me know if you’d be interested – I already have a short list.

Finally – thanks to Peter Bence for suggesting this initiative – and to Len for arranging the loan of the clock.


Some News


‘O’ week Festival at Monash Clayton

Date: Monday 25th February - Thursday 28th February 2013
Time: 11am - 3pm each day 


We have been invited by Monash Sport to have a presence in the Monash Sport marquee during ‘O’ week – so I’m looking for help in this regard.

This would be a tremendous opportunity for one or more of our Running Squad members to publicise us while meeting students new to the University environment. We will have a supply of squad promo flyers for distribution as well as flyers for my club – Glenhuntly – the preferred aths club for Monash students & staff.

Your ‘shifts’ can be for any period you can spare – even if just for an hour or so one day.

·         So far I have had just 3 offers to help – thanks Graeme P, Andrew R, & Ben A


As usual we will be in action on Tuesday evening next, 5th February – ready to run at 6pm


In 2013, 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  next Hill session will be on Saturday 2nd February 2013 - 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.


We saw huge numbers last Saturday, a record attendance of 25 - no competition on for our Aths club members  on the weekend certainly made a big difference. There is comp this Saturday – but I still hope for/expect a big group at Jells Park in the morning.




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


Summer Group Fitness Timetable


Welcome to summer, and the new Monash Sport Summer group fitness timetable! Re-energise your afternoon with pilates or yoga, lift the intensity with a range Les Mills programs and or break out with some new moves in our highly addictive Zumba classes. With new TRX suspension, group cycle, and many other classes there is always something exciting for everybody.


Sport at Monash Guide 2013


The 2013 guides are now available from the Information Counter in the Sport building – and I have a few spare copies – get yourself one. We get a small mention on page 3.



Monash Tuesday Night Running Group Facebook


This is the link to the Running Group Facebook page;

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 messages, 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 – speak to Chris or I if any questions.


Our Website ‘Monash University Running Squad’


·         I’m looking for help to keep our website current – if any of you could help I’d greatly appreciate it. Not much work at all involved. (No responses to this request so far !)