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."