Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring '08 Version of the MC3 Set

Runners, thanks to the powers that be, this year's spring version of the Montgomery County Triple will be a little less challenging but no less important in supporting events in the county.

Our three race dates are now official. They are as follows:

May 10 -- YMCA Trail Run 5K, Conroe Family YMCA, Conroe, 8:15 a.m.
May 24 -- Run The Woodlands 5K presented by Luke's Locker, Barbara Bush Elementary, The Woodlands, 8:00 a.m.
May 31 -- David's Dream 5K, Market Street, The Woodlands, 8:00 a.m.

One or more of the three Montgomery County Triple creators -- Rick Cook, Jon Walk or Bill Dwyer -- will be at attendance at the David's Dream 5K to recognize (separate from the event) those finishers of the Triple.

The Montgomery County Triple, which isn't officially affiliated with or specifically endorsed by any race or legal entity, now falls under the umbrella of Friends of the Running Community, L.L.C. - an entity established by Walk and Dwyer to increase the visibility of road racing in the county.

The MC3 is set up to recognize your effort and is just our way of saying, "Thanks for supporting our sport in Montgomery County."

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Great Chance to Medal!

One of the partner races to the Montgomery County Triple, the Davy Crockett Bear Chase will be held in just over three weeks in Groveton, Texas on Saturday, April 12.

Through today, Monday, March 24, there are only 41 entrants in the marathon and 92 entrants in the half marathon including 10 in the 5K and just two marathon relay teams!

This is an inaugural event that is likely to grow. It was even featured in the April edition of Runner's World.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pine Cone Awards Recognized by Runner Triathlete News

Those of you supported Montgomery County road racing by completing the Montgomery County Triple this past November will be proud to know that your award was given Honorable Mention recognition by Runner Triathlete News in its eighth annual T-Shirt/Poster Contest.

"We received dozens of entries in the contest and a judging panel comprised of runners, triathletes, former event directors, and graphic artists selected the best and brightest entries," said the magazine's staff in its March 2008 edition.

Gold: Wee-Chi-Tah Triple Threat (Wichita Falls)
Silver: Milkman Triathlon (Dexter, New Mexico)
Bronze: Midnight 5K
Honorable Mention: Montgomery County Triple, Beneezy Purple Monkey Run (Alvin)

"On behalf of my partners Rick Cook and Bill Dwyer, we are especially flattered that our original, unique award, which completely symbolizes Montgomery County, was selected by Runner Triathlete News," said Courier running columnist Jon Walk. "We're also happy to share the award with the purple monkeys given out by the Garcia family that puts on the Beneezy Purple Monkey Run as a memorial to their son, Benjamin. Having participated in their event, I've been encouraged by their dedication and commitment to producing a quality evening and their incredible spirit."

"Additionally, we'd like to thank Roxanne Davis with the South County YMCA, Lauren Arnold and Christine O'Hagan with the City of Conroe, and Mike Lucas with Luke's Locker for allowing us to highlight their events to encourage runners to push themselves a little and bring more attention to our sport in the County."

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring '08 Montgomery County Triple Update

We're evaluating our options for the 2008 spring version of the Montgomery County Triple as David's Dream Run 5K will be on Saturday, May 31 instead of the 17th, as we originally anticipated.

You'll also note that the Muddy Trails 5K has moved to Saturday, April 5.

We're also inquiring with the organizers of the new Lonestar 5K Run in Montgomery, scheduled for Saturday, April 19, for updated event information.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Spring '08 Montgomery County Triple / Racing Series

We expect to have complete confirmation shortly on the 2008 spring version of the Montgomery County Triple. (Which is a little bit easier than the three-race, three-day adventure on the Thanksgiving Day weekend.)

We anticipate the following schedule:

Saturday, May 10 -- 3rd annual YMCA Trail Run 5K
Saturday, May 17 -- David's Dream Run 5K
Saturday, May 24 -- Run The Woodlands 5K

With an anticipated 9:15 a.m. start time in Conroe for the Trail Run 5K and some help driving, you could do the "Quad" by running Run The Woodlands 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 10.

The Montgomery County Racing Series is shaping up nicely as well with the following schedule:

Saturday, February 23 -- 1st annual Muddy Trails 5K Race, 8:00 a.m. (New!)
Saturday, March 1 -- Spring Fever 5K, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 12 -- Spring Forward 4K, 10:00 a.m., Oak Ridge HS (New!)
Saturday, April 12 -- BMI Cross Country Run 5K, Conroe (Back from Sep. '06 in new location!)
Saturday, April 19 -- Lonestar 5K Run, Montgomery (New!)
Saturday, May 3 -- CB&I Triathlon

Kids will have plenty of opportunities to run in many of the events. Here's what we know about right now:

+ The Spring Fever 5K will feature a kids 1-mile run at 8:00 a.m.
+ The BMI Cross Country Run will have a kids 1-kilometer run.
+ The Spring Forward 4K will include a kids 1-mile run at 9:00 a.m.
+ The YMCA Trail Run will have a kids 1-mile run at 8:30 a.m.

More information will be forthcoming on these events and the Racing Series as a whole very soon.