Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BCRR This Week- January 26th- February 1st

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!
 
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to Jeff Weddle, Margarito Vasquez, Gina Young, and Claudia Quintanilla. We look forward to seeing you at our next club run or social event!

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Alan Svoboda (January 30th) and Andrew Young (February 1st). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (January 30, 2015) Last week's HH at Nouveau Antique Art Bar was a bust because they were closed for a private event. Let's hope we fare better this Friday at Nouveau, 2913 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 at 6:30 p.m.

Save the date: If you're looking for something new to check off of your bucket list, Andrew is organizing a curling event through Houston Curling on Saturday, February 28th (* please note that the date has changed due to scheduling) from 8-10 p.m. The first 15 people who email him will make the cut to participate in the curling session. The cost is $30 per person. Email Andrew for more information or to reserve your spot at: young.andrew.joseph@gmail.com


As the co-chair of the Houston Area Women's Center 
RACE AGAINST VIOLENCE, I'd like to invite you to join 
us for our kick off event! Hope you can make it out ~Heidi 
When: February 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Luke's Locker - 1953 West Gray in River Oaks
Who: Benefitting the Houston Area Women’s Center

While you're there, register for our 2015 Race Against Violence, enjoy tunes by DJ Danny B, prize giveaways, and a 15% discount on your Luke's Locker purchase. We will also have Cousins Maine Lobster Gourmet Food truck serving up some good food!
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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

February 
21st- Buffalo Wallow 6K, Spotts Park 

March
7th- Race Against Violence 5K- Houston Area Women's Center 

14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 

21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

April 
Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

LP Run (33 1/3 minutes) Date TBD, Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
RUN MORE, RUN FREE
BCRR To Raffle Free HARRA Spring Series Entries to Fall Series Runners

BCRR has a new page in its "Operation Beat BARC" playbook, designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation...a raffle of free entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the Houston Marathon, the last race in the HARRA Fall Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Spring Series races. All BCRR members who ran at least one Fall Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more Fall Series races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Fall Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS:

Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, jog, recovery run, stride, mosey, or hobble over to your computer, ipad, Android phone, or electronic communication do-hickey of choice and e-mail your name and the Fall Series races you ran (relays count) to Shelley Grahmann (sgrahmann@gmail.com) with the subject line "BCRR Raffle". Runners can send e-mails after each race or wait until after the conclusion of the Houston marathon to e-mail their entries. The deadline to e-mail entries is January 31, 2015 for the first raffle. BCRR will circulate a spreadsheet of races submitted/raffle entries and will also cross-check the entries against HARRA's data. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries. Then, we'll repeat the whole shebang after the Spring Series, with a raffle of Fall Series entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR e-mail for more details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 
 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 
717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
 
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REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
 
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
 
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WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
 
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
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How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BCRR Midweek Update- HH Venue Change

Thank you to everyone who reached out to me letting me know that Leon's Lounge is no longer open for business. On that note, this Friday's Happy Hour venue has been changed to Nouveau Antique Art Bar, 2913 Main Street, Houston, 77002 at 6:30 p.m. 

Many of you have so graciously made donations to fund scholarships for my school's running club. If you're interested in meeting and running with them, we invite you to our Steps for Students Kick Off Fun Run and Walk this Saturday, January 25th at 8:00. We'll have parking at the Saint Francis of Assisi School lot at 5100 Dabney Street, Houston, Texas 77026 starting at 7:30. Runners will then walk to the bayou one block towards the church. For those of you recovering from Houston, it will be a short, easy run- nothing over 3 miles.

Happy Wednesday and have a great rest of your week!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

BCRR This Week- January 19th- 25th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE ARAMCO HALF MARATHON AND CHEVRON HOUSTON MARATHON FINISHERS!
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to Shona Mathie and Wendy Wu. We look forward to seeing you at our next club run or social event!

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Julia Holz (January 20th), Beverly Handy (January 21st), Julian Riley (January 22nd), Madeline Schulz* & Tom Bjorklund (January 23rd), Rich Siemens* & Juka Smits (January 24th), and Michelle Castro* & John Phillips* (January 25th). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDAR:
Happy Hour:  (January 23, 2015) Join us this Friday at Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen Street, Houston, TX 77002 at 6:30 p.m.

Save the date: If you're looking for something new to check off of your bucket list, Andrew is organizing a curling event through Houston Curling on Saturday, February 7th from 8-10 p.m. The first 15 people who email him will make the cut to participate in the curling session. The cost is $30 per person. Email Andrew for more information or to reserve your spot at: young.andrew.joseph@gmail.com

As the co-chair of the Houston Area Women's Center 
RACE AGAINST VIOLENCE, I'd like to invite you to join 
us for our kick off event! Hope you can make it out ~Heidi 

When: February 12, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Luke's Locker - 1953 West Gray in River Oaks
Who: Benefitting the Houston Area Women’s Center

While you're there, register for our 2015 Race Against Violence, enjoy tunes by DJ Danny B, prize giveaways, and a 15% discount on your Luke's Locker purchase. We will also have Cousins Maine Lobster Gourmet Food truck serving up some good food!
Houston Marathon Kudos to

We'd like to extend a special thanks to Sam McMurtry and Susan Cita for organizing and coordinating the Pre-Marathon pasta dinner at the Spaghetti Western. 

Thank you to Rosie for collecting and carting our marathon gear to miles 13 and 20. 

Thank you to the volunteers at mile 13 and 20. The smiles, cheers, and hoopla made the Westpark hill and the last 6 miles easier because of your kindness and heart!

Thank you to Alan, Sue, Chuck, Cheryl, Jim, and Ivy for coordinating an incredible post race party. The food, beverages, and friends were the perfect equation to a wonderful afternoon. 

Congratulations to everyone who raced yesterday too. We had several runners who shattered their previous PR's and many first timers who had monumental races. 
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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

February 
21st- Buffalo Wallow 6K, Spotts Park 

March
7th- Race Against Violence 5K- Houston Area Women's Center 

14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 

21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

April 
Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

LP Run (33 1/3 minutes) Date TBD, Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
RUN MORE, RUN FREE
BCRR To Raffle Free HARRA Spring Series Entries to Fall Series Runners

BCRR has a new page in its "Operation Beat BARC" playbook, designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation...a raffle of free entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the Houston Marathon, the last race in the HARRA Fall Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Spring Series races. All BCRR members who ran at least one Fall Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more Fall Series races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Fall Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS:

Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, jog, recovery run, stride, mosey, or hobble over to your computer, ipad, Android phone, or electronic communication do-hickey of choice and e-mail your name and the Fall Series races you ran (relays count) to Shelley Grahmann (sgrahmann@gmail.com) with the subject line "BCRR Raffle". Runners can send e-mails after each race or wait until after the conclusion of the Houston marathon to e-mail their entries. The deadline to e-mail entries is January 31, 2015 for the first raffle. BCRR will circulate a spreadsheet of races submitted/raffle entries and will also cross-check the entries against HARRA's data. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries. Then, we'll repeat the whole shebang after the Spring Series, with a raffle of Fall Series entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR e-mail for more details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 
717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
*******
REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
*******

WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
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How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com 

Monday, January 12, 2015

BCRR This Week- January 12th- 18th

HELLO BAYOU CITY! It's almost marathon time!
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to Catie Cohen and Kendal Bergman. We look forward to seeing you at our next club run or social event!

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Sue Leone (January 12th), Thomas Helm (January 15th), Maggie Kirkpatrick (January 16th), and Ricky Kramer & Steve Davis (January 17th). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDAR:
Happy Hour:  (January 16, 2015) Join us this Friday after marathon packet pick up at the GRB at The Honeymoon Cafe and Bar, 300 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 at 6:30 p.m. 
Save the Date for the PRE-MARATHON CARB LOADING DINNER:  Get your carb load on on Thursday, January 15th at The Spaghetti Western at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $15. RSVP to Sam McMurtry at samantha mcmurtrey@hotmail.com to reserve your spot. 
Please note that space is limited!

A special thanks to Rosie for dropping water off before yesterday's GRB run. While rainy and cold conditions kept most of us off the roads, several die hard BCRR members made it out to run and appreciated the liquid reinforcements. 

Post Marathon Party: Join us after the marathon at Sue and Alan's Guest House, 326 Terrace Avenue, Houston, 77007 starting at 11:00 AM.  Rest your tired feet and legs in their jacuzzi. They're hoping their pool will be heated by noon to 80 degrees as well. You won't miss the NFL playoffs either. They'll have 4 tv's televising the games. Save room for salad, red beans and rice, chicken and sausage jambalaya, dips, chips, and an assortment of deserts.  They'll also have beer, wine, and margaritas to enjoy too! The fee for BCRR member is $10 per person and the fee for non-members/guests is $15. We look forward to seeing you and hearing all about your race!
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RUNNING CALENDAR: 
January
18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race). If you're not racing, please make plans to come out and support your fellow BCRR racers. They'll appreciate the cheers and smiles!

HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT RACE DAY DETAILS: 
  • Rosie will collect gear at the GRB Convention Center on race morning and will transport your gear to the BCRR aid station of your choice -Mile 13 or Mile 20. Bring your fresh socks, GU, sunglasses, etc in a Ziplock bag labeled with your name, intended pace, and desired aid station. Look for the BCRR flag in the hall to drop it off. 
  • As you warm up during the race, feel free to drop unwanted clothes at Chuck and Cheryl's house at Mile 8. They'll bring the clothes they collect over to Sue and Alan's Post Marathon Party. 

RUN MORE, RUN FREE
BCRR To Raffle Free HARRA Spring Series Entries to Fall Series Runners

BCRR has a new page in its "Operation Beat BARC" playbook, designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation...a raffle of free entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the Houston Marathon, the last race in the HARRA Fall Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Spring Series races. All BCRR members who ran at least one Fall Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more Fall Series races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Fall Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS:

Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, jog, recovery run, stride, mosey, or hobble over to your computer, ipad, Android phone, or electronic communication do-hickey of choice and e-mail your name and the Fall Series races you ran (relays count) to Shelley Grahmann (sgrahmann@gmail.com) with the subject line "BCRR Raffle". Runners can send e-mails after each race or wait until after the conclusion of the Houston marathon to e-mail their entries. The deadline to e-mail entries is January 31, 2015 for the first raffle. BCRR will circulate a spreadsheet of races submitted/raffle entries and will also cross-check the entries against HARRA's data. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries. Then, we'll repeat the whole shebang after the Spring Series, with a raffle of Fall Series entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR e-mail for more details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 
717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
*******
REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
*******

WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

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Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
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How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

BCRR Midweek Update: GRB Run and Pre-Marathon Pasta Dinner

Join us for a BCRR annual tradition this Sunday (January 11th)! 
Instead of running the usual River Oaks Route, our Sunday run with be the last 6 miles of the marathon (from Memorial Park to the GRB) and back for a total of 12 miles! Gatorade stops at Mile 3 (near the cemetery), at the GRB turnaround (mile 6), and the cemetery again at mile 9. Since it's an out and back course, it's easy to run as little or as much of the 12 miles as you want! We meet at 6:30 am on Sunday morning at the Tennis Center as usual. It's a great way to envision crossing the line one week later. See you there!

Save the Date for the PRE-MARATHON CARB LOADING DINNER:  Get your carb load on on Thursday, January 15th at The Spaghetti Western at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $15. RSVP to Sam McMurtry at samantha_mcmurtrey@hotmail.com or  sammack1967@gmail.com to reserve your spot. 
Please note that space is limited!
 
*Please note the original email address I provided for Sam was incorrect. These two email addresses are the correct ones to RSVP for the Pre-Marathon Dinner. My apologies for the error!

Monday, January 5, 2015

BCRR This Week January 5th - 11th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome New Members: We would like to extend a warm Bayou City Welcome to Diana Lombard, Jenni Carvalho-Salemi & Jason Salemi, and Darya Trapeznikova. We look forward to seeing you at the next BCRR run or social event!
BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Jan Smits (January 7th), Leslie Cislo (January 10th), and Allyson Serrao (January 11th). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDAR:
Happy Hour:  (January 9, 2015) Join us this Friday at Double Trouble, 3622 Main Street, Suite D, Houston, TX 77002 at 6:30 p.m. 
Save the Date for the PRE-MARATHON CARB LOADING DINNER:  Get your carb load on on Thursday, January 15th at The Spaghetti Western at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $15. RSVP to Sam McMurtry at samantha_mcmurtrey@hotmail.com to reserve your spot. 
Please note that space is limited!
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RUNNING CALENDAR: 
January
18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

RUN MORE, RUN FREE
BCRR To Raffle Free HARRA Spring Series Entries to Fall Series Runners

BCRR has a new page in its "Operation Beat BARC" playbook, designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation...a raffle of free entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the Houston Marathon, the last race in the HARRA Fall Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Spring Series races. All BCRR members who ran at least one Fall Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more Fall Series races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Fall Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS:

Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, jog, recovery run, stride, mosey, or hobble over to your computer, ipad, Android phone, or electronic communication do-hickey of choice and e-mail your name and the Fall Series races you ran (relays count) to Shelley Grahmann (sgrahmann@gmail.com) with the subject line "BCRR Raffle". Runners can send e-mails after each race or wait until after the conclusion of the Houston marathon to e-mail their entries. The deadline to e-mail entries is January 31, 2015 for the first raffle. BCRR will circulate a spreadsheet of races submitted/raffle entries and will also cross-check the entries against HARRA's data. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries. Then, we'll repeat the whole shebang after the Spring Series, with a raffle of Fall Series entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR e-mail for more details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

 
WEEKLY CLUB RUNS:
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 
Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

Friday Hills at Mount Bacon (Tanglewood):Join us for this weekly run from St. Martins Episcopal Church, 
717 Sage Road to Mount Bacon. We meet in the church parking lot at the corner of Sage Road and Woodway Drive at 5:30 am. We have a 1.3 mile warm-up run to Mount Bacon and do 2 to 4 miles of hills with a 1.3 mile run back to the church.

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
*******
REPORT YOUR RACE RESULTS:
We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at (bcrr.results@gmail.com) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.
*******

WORD FROM THE BIRD wants to hear from you.
Feel free to contribute with any interesting running material you want to see in the newsletter.  The bird is always on the lookout for entertaining run/race reports, how-to/technical articles, editorials, and photos. Just submit your story to bcrr.news@gmail.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto:thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com>.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

 ******* 

Your BCRR Board!!! 
 
*******
How would you like to see your own advertisement above in this weekly email? For all personal or business advertising inquiries, please send an email to our treasurer 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com