Thursday, June 24, 2010
Last night I went to the local meeting for The Woodlands Township to hear in person if the rumors being circulated locally would become truth. After about 40 minutes of regular local government "stuff", up came the speaker for the World Triathlon Corporation, who made a presentation to the Directors. As the Township had already been working with the WTC on this event for a while, this presentation was more of a debut to the packed house crowd--many of whom were in tri club or tri race gear--for a future Ironman event to be held in the local area. After the presentation the Directors made it official with a formal vote of support, and Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas starts its inaugural race at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011!
Given the long distance I am from any Ironman event, I had always figured that travel would be a major cost and a major logistical consideration--now I find the start line less than 3 miles from my front door.