Parking at Monash University, Clayton

Design for the 1000 student apartments at Clayton campus is now well under way and construction is expected to commence in July 2014. With these changes, comes changes to parking at Monash.
 The old carpool car park will be a construction zone, with carpool parking moving to the top level of the multi-story SE4 car park.

The rugby oval will be converted to a yellow and red permit parking zone, with residential services parking.

Please refer to the above map to ensure you are always parked correctly.

For more information, please see this page.

Don't get caught out when parking - the signs properly and always ensure that you have the correct permit for the zone if required.

Semester 1 Wrap-up

Congratulations on another outstanding team effort for all TeamMONASH participants, volunteers and staff. Check out how we're going halfway through 2014, and see how you've help make a great team.

Monash Ironman heads to Hawaii

Ironman Triathlon champion Sam Dwyer will head to Kona Hawaii this October for a second year in a row to compete in the IRONMAN World Championships.

Sam qualified for the event in March after competing in the Asia Pacific Championships in Melbourne in record breaking time. Sam not only broke the course record but won his age group by 22 minutes and came in 38th overall.

The Monash University Science and Engineering student is aiming to take out his age group this year after coming in sixth last year in Hawaii.

“To be able to race in Hawaii last year was a dream come true. To go back a second time and win the age group would be truly amazing,” Sam said.

“I have learnt a lot since Hawaii last year and knowing what the course is like is a real advantage. The aim now is to go as fast as possible and to continue to improve.”
Training for up to 40 hours a week, all while studying a double degree, has created a demanding schedule for Sam.

“It has definitely proved challenging at times, balancing training and studying, but, if anything I feel more determined than ever to make it all worthwhile,” Sam said.

After participating in his first IRONMAN event last year Sam has gone from strength to strength, overcoming injury and improving his results with each race.

Director of TeamMONASH™, Martin Doulton has described Sam’s dedication to his training and study as incredibly impressive, and a fantastic example of a very balanced juggling act.

“Sam is a fantastic example of an athlete who can demonstrate competing at the highest level, while maintaining a commitment to his studies. The hours are long and demanding but he shows absolute determination every time, Mr Doulton said.

“He is an outstanding member of the Elite Athlete Support Program here at Monash, and TeamMonash wish Sam every success in Hawaii, we have every faith that he will come out on top.”

Sam’s day starts at 5am and consists of two or three training sessions. This gruelling routine includes riding and swimming daily, regardless of the weather and when July comes around he will begin a specific program to train for Hawaii.

 “Training over winter is a mental battle as much as anything else. My muscles need to be ready on race day and bad weather or cycling in the dark only make it mentally harder,” Sam said.

Trevor Vincent from Monash University Running Club has been an invaluable support to Sam, as well as CBD Cycles for his new top of the range bike.

Gruelling victory in Brazil

Monash PhD engineering student, Nathan Barry finished in fifth place at the World University Triathlon Championships held in Brazil last weekend.

Nathan Barry
Nathan, the only Australian competitor out of 60 triathletes, completed the 1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre cycle, and 10 kilometre run in just over two hours and six minutes, surprising himself with his result.

“The race was the hardest I’ve ever competed in and I was realistically hoping for a top 20 finish, Nathan said.

“Everyone was hurting so much, it ended up being more a test of survival to see who could tough it out, and endure the heat and the climbs.”

Director of TeamMonash™, Martin Doulton believes Nathan should be proud of his fight for fifth place, and the fact that he was the only Australian in the event.

“Nathan wasn’t representing only Monash but also Australia, and he has come out of this tough event with a great result, both a physical and mental achievement he should be proud of,” Mr Doulton said.

Nathan has been part of the Elite Athlete Program at Monash since 2007 and has participated in the Australian University Games (AUG) twice as part of the swim team, but says the International Triathlon Union event in Brazil was unlike anything he had ever competed in.

“The athletes were very friendly, but this was a very serious competition and I was really nervous in the lead up to the race. Unlike the AUG, there was no social calendar and everyone was totally focused on their performance and preparation,” Nathan said.

After six months of solid racing, the event marked Nathan’s last race of the season, giving him a chance to focus on his research with the Monash Wind Tunnel group, where he is investigating aerodynamic interactions between cyclists.

Nathan is thankful for the support he has received from TeamMonash™, and the opportunity to represent the University in triathlon on the world stage.

“Being a member of the swim team, I have always wanted to represent Monash as a triathlete and to show the swimmers what I can do outside the pool,” Nathan said.

Story covered by Monash University Central Media.

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