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TV's Update - Thursday 7th February 2013

posted 7 Feb 2013, 01:54 by Monash Running   [ updated 16 Feb 2013, 00:44 ]
This week – Tuesday 5th February 2013 

What a great night for running on Tuesday night – the fabulous weather continues.

We welcomed 3 more new members this week – Ben Chan, Scot Sharman & Daniel Lichtwark, and it was great to welcome Hannah Catto-Smith & Liz Millsom back to the fold after a longish break. Back also after a break – but not as long as the others - were Chris Billington, James Ong, & Laura Eades.

Numbers were great – 55 of us were there this week, 14 more than for week 5 in 2012.

This week we split into 2 groups after the usual warm up – those who had already done the Time Trial last week did a 25 Minute Hill session – and performed really well. There were 20 who did the T/T this week – and I thank Peter & Daniel for looking after this for us

The Time Trial (week 2)

Thanks again to the Monash ground staff, and to our friends at Monash Sport – we were once again able to use the top ovals for those who missed the Time Trial last week. This week a further 20 of you attempted the trial – so we now have had 65 participants over the 2 weeks.

As mentioned - 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’ll have a list with me next week of all your efforts – just in alpha order (by Christian name – rather than from fastest down)

An inspirational film for you – rain, hail or shine !

Worth a look :)

Some News

  • Congratulations to Simon Bowly & Chris Culhane on both successfully completing last Sunday’s Gatorade Triathlon Series Race 4 – over the Olympic distance – 1500M Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run. 
  • Thanks to our good friend Prue Davison from Nike for her visit on Tuesday night – and her advice about racing flats as an option for faster running. A few of our numbers tried some sample shoes & were most impressed. 

‘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, 12th 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 this coming Saturday, 9th 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 smaller numbers last Saturday, but there was some competition on the day that affected lots. This coming Saturday sees the State Junior Championships – which will affect a few – but I do expect lots of you at Jells Park this week. 

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 available for collection of a Tuesday evening – get yourself one. We get a small mention on page 3.

Run Monash on Facebook 

Like us on Facebook for the latest updates, join in the conversation and see what we are all about!

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.

Monash Running,
7 Feb 2013, 01:54