2014 Juniors Running Club Kickoff 9-27-14

Dear Parents and Runners!

Our 2014 Juniors Running Club Kickoff had 131 runners totaling 228.75 miles!  What an amazing way to start the season!  Thank you to all who came and participated.

Our weekly runs started last night at Bush Elementary and Wednesdays run will take place at Knox Middle School (5pm to 6pm) and all Saturday runs will now take place at Galatas (8:30 am to 9:30 am) and will remain there the rest of the season. 

Another HOT run in the Woodlands 8-24-14

It's August, in the Woodlands, Texas, it is hot and humid... Sunday Group Photo 8-24-14

Reminder to renew your TWRC membership, if you haven't already done so

Dear Runners,

This is a reminder to renew your TWRC membership, if you haven't already done so. If you have already renewed, thank you.

Friday Night lights - 2014 XC Invitational Friday, Aug. 29, Bear Branch Fields, The Woodlands, TX

It is mostly a high school event but there is a open Community Open race at 5:30 pm if you are interested (I think it costs $5)

Friday Night lights
2014 XC Invitational
Friday, Aug. 29
The Woodlands, TX

Please see the attachment for details

Location: Bear Branch Fields, The Woodlands, TX
Directions: I-45 to The Woodlands; Exit Research Drive. Bear Branch Fields are located on your left approximately
3 miles from the interstate.

Course: 4k & 2miles

10 for Texas coaching by Finish Strong Coaching

From Deb Lyons and Finish Strong Coaching:

“It's not too late to join the Finish Strong Coaching group and train together for 10 for Texas! We meet the next 10 Saturday mornings at 7am and Tuesday evenings at 7pm at McCullough to get ready for the 10 for Texas finish line on October 11. If you haven’t signed up for the race yet, go to TW Township website. The race sold out last year. To sign up for Finish Strong Coaching, go to www.coachlyons.com! The group program also includes online training and a tech shirt. Questions? Contact Coach Dana at dana@coachlyons.com.”


Summer is here and the Ice Towels are back 6-29-14

Over 50 runners ran on Sunday, strong work. In case you have not noticed, summer is back and in full force in Houston. It is hot and humid out there, even at 7 am. Remember to drink lots of fluids before, during AND after the run.

Sunday Group Photo 6-28-14

The Woodlands Club Membership Social, Sunday, June 29th, 3 pm

06/29/2014 15:00

The Woodlands Club Membership Social
Sunday, June 29th
3:00 p.m.
Lakeside Park
5001 Alden Bridge Dr

The Woodlands TX 77382

It's already June and time to renew your TWRC membership (or join for the first time!). Please join us for a social at a local Woodlands park on Sunday, June 29 at 3:00 pm. We will have appetizers, drinks, and a place for you to donate your old running shoes.

TWRC Sunday Group Run, June 8th 2014, VillaSport, 6:45 am, Mileage 6 & 11

06/08/2014 06:45

VillaSport the Woodlands Free Pass

Another great turnout for the annual VillaSport run and free pass weekend. Big thanks to VillaSport for the use of their facility and everyone that showed up. It was a warm and humid one. Summer is here.

The Woodlands Group Run 6-8-14 VillaSport Free Pass day

It is that time of the year again.

Time: 6:45
Location: VillaSport (4141 Technology Forest Blvd., The Woodlands, TX 77381)
Millage 6 and 11

The Woodlands Running Club and VillaSport have worked out TWO free days for members of TWRC. Saturday and Sunday June 7th and 8th. The Sunday 7 am run will start and finish at VillaSport in the Woodlands. After the run, feel free to use the showers, pools or exercise equipment at VillaSport.

The Villa Café opens at 8:00 am so make plans to hang out for a bit. Can't make the Sunday run but want to check out VillaSport later in the day? No problem, just stop by VillaSport any time on Saturday June 8th or Sunday June 9th between 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and show a state issued ID and tell them you are a member of TWRC. They will check your name against the current membership roster. You will have to sign the standard wavier. Yes - You can bring the family as well. One more benefit of being a TWRC member! Hope to see you there.

Also, VillaSport has extended their 50% off promotion until June 15th so anyone from The Woodlands Running Club interested in joining VillaSport will be eligible for this discount when they are at the club this weekend.

VillaSport start & finish point Meet in the Villa parking lot, located not far from Research Forest and New Trails. VillaSport 4141 Technology Forest Blvd. The Woodlands, TX 77381 832-585-0822. Starbuck coffee can be had at the VillaCafé. NOTE - If you are coming from I-45, might just want to take Research instead of following Google Maps. Link to VillaSport Website

VillaSport Maps
VillaSport 6 Miler.pdf Villasport 11 miler.pdf  

Last year's Sunday Run from Villa

The Woodlands Group Run 6-9-13 VillaSport Free Pass day

Houston Distance Running & Marathon Seminar, Lone Star Collage, Aug 15th 5-9 pm, 16th 8 am - 5:30 pm

08/15/2014 17:00

Houston Distance Running & Marathon Seminar

When Aug 15th 5-9 pm, 16th 8 am - 5:30 pm
Where: Lone Star Collage
Cost: $100, $125 after July 15th

All proceeds from Houston Distance Running & Marathon Seminar will benefit Team
Green Running a 501 c 3 organization

TWRC needs volunteers for Ironman Texas, Saturday, May 17th, 2014, The Wooldands Texas

05/17/2014 07:00

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR VOLUNTEERING. You all did an amazing job today and I really appreciate it. Thank you all for your hard work and cheerleader skills. An event of this magnitude could not take place without each and every one of you. Several of you mentioned that you have the Ironman bug and wanted to know about the early sign up for next year based on your volunteering this year. The registration starts at 9 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. and will be at the Waterway Parking Lot where the expo and athlete check in was on Thurs and Friday. That is the parking lot across the street from Gooses Acres.

Please remember the Athlete Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on Sunday, May 18th from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Marriott Convention Center. You are all invited to attend. You will need to wear your volunteer shirt (or if it is dirty carry it in a Ziploc baggie) as your entry into the banquet!

If you want to come back as a volunteer for this same location next year you will want to sign up for Run Course Aid Station #7 next year due to the renumbering of the aid stations. Thank you all again for your hard work today.


TWRC Ironman Texas

Luke's Boston Run, Wednesday 6:30 pm 4-16-14

04/16/2014 18:30

Luke's is having a Boston Run this Wednesday. The run is leaving Luke's at 6:30pm. We are encouraging runners & walkers to wear Boston colors or Boston gear.

Hope to see some fellow Running club friends there!


General Membership Meeting, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Rico's in Alden Bridge at 6:00 p.m

04/06/2014 18:00

The TWRC Board has scheduled our General Membership Meeting to be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Rico's in Alden Bridge at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to elect the Board for the new term. The slate is as follows:

RRCA - RunSmart : RunSafe - Pass it on!

To help educate and remind all runners to run safe, the RRCA is embarking on a yearlong, public-safety, awareness campaign starting with the launch of the Run Smart : Run Safe animated video developed by Space Chimp Media. This message is designed to remind both new and regular runners to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to never trust drivers on the road.
The RRCA’s goal is to get as many runners as possible, including youth, to view the message, enhance their personal safety efforts on the run, and to share the message with fellow runners. Clubs, training programs, and events are encouraged to embed this message in their websites, share it in newsletters, share with local media outlets, and more. Be sure to pass it on!



158 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes since The Woodlands Marathon.

Quotes and Photos

It's rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud. - Adidas

"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people." - Bill Bowerman

Mind is everything: muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. - Paavo Nurmi

There is no 'Y' in running. Believe in the run. - Nike

We may train or peak for a certain race, but running is a lifetime sport. - Alberto Salazar

"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner

The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham, running speaker and writer

Ask yourself, can I give more? The answer is usually Yes. - Paul Tergat

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift. - Steve Prefontaine

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare. - Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them -Bruce Lee

Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'. - Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

A run begins the moment you forget you are running. - Adidas

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