Post-Race notes from Randy
I want to thank all of you again for all the hard work you did under very hot conditions. Perhaps one of the volunteers on the last shift summed it up quite well when they said, "I have not trained hard enough for this volunteer work". We in no way come close to what each of the athletes endured yesterday, but it was still a minimum of four hours in the heat and sun working for each of you. The awards ceremony Sunday was nice having the athletes and the Ironman staff recognize all the hard work that performed by all of the volunteers and the vital role that they play in the success of Ironman Texas.
I was hopeful that I could tell you that our aid station had won an award but unfortunately, we did not. There is always next year and I hope each of you managed to have some fun while volunteering Saturday.
Last but definitely not least, I want to thank my two co-captains, Kristin and Michael Collins. It has been such a relief this year having them to help me from the very beginning. There is a lot of effort that goes into finding and organizing volunteers and to designing and implementing a theme for the aid station. Kristin not only came up with the theme but also made the signs and got the great banners that we put on the truck and the signpost on the north side of the street. Michael helped me keep my sanity in so many ways as we started trying to find volunteers and going to the meeting with me. He also provided the prospective of what we needed to do from the viewpoint of a person who has competed 12 Ironmen events. As if that was not enough they were both there from 6:00 am until we finished the clean up last night filling in working any jobs that needed someone. Thank you both again for your support and hard work.
I will be back in contact with you all once there are any updates from Ironman about sign up for Ironman 2013 and when volunteer registration for 2013 opens up.
It is getting warmer, summer is almost here...
Okay everyone it is time again to sign up to volunteer at Run Aid Station #6 for the Ironman Texas event that takes place here in The Woodlands on Saturday May 19, 2012. Last year our water stop placed 3rd in the best aid station competition and this year we have a great theme planned that will be fun for the volunteers and runners alike. As a result of our volunteering last year the club received a donation of $1500.00 from Ironman that was put into our scholarship fund. This year if we can get more volunteers we should be able to hit that amount and possibly more.
2013 London Marathon
For TWRC members interested in participating in the 2013 London Marathon, please be advised of an alternative method of possibly gaining entry into the marathon without relying on the lottery system utilized by the London Marathon. Tony Allison and Don Cole (both participants of the TWRC squad traveling to the 2011 Berlin Marathon) have been researching means for guaranteed entry into the 2013 London Marathon and hope to interest other TWRC club members into joining them in putting together a TWRC delegation for the 2013 London Marathon.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon
MAY 8-31, 2012 - Early Race Registration
JUNE 6-21, 2012 - Lottery Race Registration
JUNE 22-24, 2012 - Lottery Selection
JUNE 25, 2012 - Lottery Announcement
JANUARY 13, 2013 - Race Day
Since the Woodlands Marathon is on a Saturday we have planned the first general membership meeting for the year and post marathon celebration on Sunday March 4. The meeting will be at Rico's located at 8000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, beginning at 6:00 PM. This meeting will also serve as the election for the new officers for 2012 - 2013. The nominees for The Woodlands Running Club Board of Directors are:
• Kathleen Eaton for Vice President/President Elect
• Kristin Collins for Secretary
• Jennifer Perkins for Treasurer
• Randy Smith for Registrar
• Russell McCoy will transition from Vice President to President
Good turnout for the Saturday morning run!
The Woodlands Marathon is still needing many volunteers for the event scheduled for Saturday March 3. If you are not participating in any of the events, this would be a great volunteer opportunity. If you are running, let you friends, family and neighbors know about the need for volunteers. You can sign up on the website http://www.thewoodlandsmarathon.com/index.php/volunteers
Over 60 runners showed up for the practice run. Good weather and good times. Thanks to Scott for the photo!
Here is a great article in the Conroe Courier by Carrie Thornton about the Houston Marathon that highlights club members Brandon and Colleen Sager along with Joe Killeen.
Sunday Run 12-18-11. A nice 45 F run, finally normal December weather.
Sunday Run 11-6-11. A bit warm for November but a good 40+ member turn out!
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Name: Orpahn Hope Marathon Trail Run
Location: Huntsville State Park, Huntsville, TX
Early bird pricing ends December 31, 2011 so sign up ASAP.
Also, check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Orphan-Hope-Marathon-Trail-Run/131986780228515
If you have any questions please contact Dawn Rodgers, 281-475-7213 or email@example.com
ARLINGTON, Virginia – August 30, 2011 – The Road Runners Club of America, the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, is pleased to announce the second round of selections for the Runner Friendly Community designation. Those communities are: Allen Park, MI; Carson City, NV; Decatur, IL; Knoxville, TN; Lawrence, KS; Lynchburg, VA; Missoula, MT; Reading, PA; Salem, MA; and THE WOODLANDS, TX.
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Another warm one here in Texas.... Strong turnout, maybe 40 runners! Way to motivate people. Big thanks to Steve for bringing the ice towels for the last two weeks.