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TV's Update - Wednesday 11th April 2012

posted 15 Apr 2012, 03:56 by Monash Running

This week – Tuesday 10th April


I must say that all things considered I expected a very small turn out on Tuesday evening this week – but hey -  I was wrong !

We struck a cold night, Uni break, no change room access etc – yet 40 of you still attended – great work.

No  ‘newies’ this week however Matt & Radha were back, after a while away.

Disappointingly quite a few ‘regulars’ who didn’t make it on Tuesday neglected to send me an apology however !

Over the last month or so we have welcomed around a great number of new people to our great squad – but sadly a small number of these have not returned. If youre in this category please let me know your intentions. I will be progressively deleting names from our mailing list if I get no word

·        This week, after the usual warm up, we did a great session of 10 min of ‘straights’ followed by 4 x 30 sec efforts with 30 sec recovery after each.

Of course 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 17th April 2012


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


Hi All

Our  Hill session WILL go ahead again next Saturday morning (14th April) - 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. Hope for a big turn out this week

Stay for a coffee/chat after if time permits.


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News & Results


·        Our best wishes to Georgie Beech who is in Poland as a member of the Australian team to contest the World University Cross Country Championships on this coming Saturday.

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

and we will have 2 Male & 2 Female teams running. So far our (Monash) men’s teams are pretty well covered however if anyone else is interested see me next Tuesday or email me – I’m sure we can work something out for you. I still have a few vacancies on the female teams.

The relays are held on a 3km lap course & each runner covers 6k – so 2 laps each.

·        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 Monash squad helped, and enjoyed a great weekend


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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