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TWRC and the Ironman Water Station #6, Saturday May 19th 2012, East Shore, The Woodlands Texas
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.
Water station #6 location - On the marathon course at the north end of East Shore. For a GPS or online maps, try 2500 High Timbers Drive, The Woodlands, TX, 77380. That address should take you to the south side of Ellipse Park. We will be on the north side of the park. If you use Bing maps, you can actually use the address 7500 North Bay Place, 77380 and it will show you exactly where our aid station will be. You cannot park on Majesty Row or North Bay Place as these roads will be closed off for the runners.
A couple of suggestions for our western theme:
Cap guns/or water guns
Shift 1 is from 10:00 - 2:30 pm
Shift 2 is from 2:30 - 6:30 pm
Shirt 3 is from 6:30 - 11:45 pm
If you have switched shifts since you initially signed up or are working multiple shifts and need this information please contact Randy
It will be hot, dress for the weather. Suggest you use sunscreen. There will be pizza and water for the volunteers.
IF you are logged on to the TWRC website, you can click on the link below and see last years IM photos: