Monday, March 30, 2015

BCRR This Week March 30th through April 5th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS & HAPPY EASTER!!!

THE BCRR CROQUET EXTRAVAGANZA

Please join us for the 7th Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

B.Y.O.B. Prizes and snacks provided!!!.  Come see if John Phillips can reclaim his crown.  Dinner afterwards at a location TBD.  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all.

SPRING IS FOR RELAYS

Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic. 

Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayoubashrelay

Let's make this event the best ever!
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Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th.  This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday. 

We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com   Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Pamela Skaufel (March 30th), Mark Miller (March 31st), A. Grant Jenman (April 1st), Scott Johnson (April 3rd), Suzy Seeley & Lee Riley (April 4th), and Heidi Zimmerman & Larry Cullen (April 5th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, April 3, 2015Please join us for Happy Hour at Lowbrow  1601 West Main, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 

BCRR/BARC RUN:

June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area!

SAVE THE DATE: 

Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. 
 
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 
 
April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
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. 

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

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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Monday, March 23, 2015

BCRR This Week March 23rd- 29th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!

SPRING IS FOR RELAYS

Bayou Bash Relay is now BCRR's race. Yes, we are chairing a HARRA race! The 4 x 1.5 mile relay is Saturday, May 9th, at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek Park. It will be followed by the HARRA Family/Member Appreciation Picnic. 

Online registration is now open and our race webpage will be going live soon. Please run or volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Houston/BayouBashRelay  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bayoubashrelay

Let's make this event the best ever!

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Beach to Bay Relay Marathon Weekend is May 15-17, 2015 The race is on Saturday, May 16th.  This event is our annual pilgrimage to run, sun, and fun on Padre Island in Corpus Cristi. Form your team of 6! Arrive on Friday, race Saturday morning, and party till Sunday. 

We will be staying at the Gulf Stream Condominiums as usual. Be sure to book your condo early, so we can all stay together. Race website: http://www.beachtobayrelay.com   Gulf Stream Condos: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

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).
 
BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Ricardo Young (March 23rd), Thomas Radosevich (March 24th), Alonso Vargas (March 26th), and Paul Schulz (March 29th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (March 27th, 2015Please join BCRR at the  home of Chuck and Cheryl 5314 Mandell Blvd. on Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. for a special Happy Hour to celebrate the adoption of Daniel Alexander by club members Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy.

Contributions will be collected to purchase a jogging stroller so that they may continue to run with the group without excuses!

If you have not emailed your RSVP, please send your response to caverlander@gmail.com.

BCRR/BARC RUN:

June Harris will host a BCRR/BARC run at the Seabrook Trails   at Miramar Park, 1109 Hamner in Seabrook, Texas on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. Carpool out and participate in a fun social run with our friends in the Bay Area!

SAVE THE DATE: 

Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. 
 
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 
 
April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park
 
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. 


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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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BCRR This Week March 16th-22nd

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!! 

Sorry for the delay, my mind seemed to have checked out for Spring Break. 

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

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).

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Benjamin Emley & Paula Cassidy (March 16th), Susan Davis* & Kate Philbrick* (March 17th), Eric Cassidy (March 19th), Donald Daum, Brook McClain, & Gloria Osuna (March 21st), and Susan M. Elias (March 22nd). 

* = New Age Group



SAVE THE DATE
Save the date for  a Happy Hour Baby Shower!

Please join BCRR at the  home of Chuck and Cheryl 5314 Mandell Blvd. on Friday, March 27 at 6:00pm to celebrate the adoption of Daniel Alexander by club members Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy.

Contributions will be collected to purchase a jogging stroller so that they may continue to run with the group without excuses!

Looking forward to a fun evening. Please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com

BARC/BCRR Clubs Run: 

June Harris will host a BARC/BCRR trail run on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. at Miramar Park (1109 Hammer) in Seabrook, Texas. 

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (March 2oth, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet Street, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 

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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

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

April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 
 
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. 


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 
susancita.bcrr@gmail.com 

Monday, March 9, 2015

BCRR This Week March 9th- 15th IMPORTANT WEDNESDAY RUN UPDATE!!!

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

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).

*This Wednesday there will also be a tab to celebrate Sam McMurtey's birthday. Come out to run, drink, and be merry!
 
Welcome new members: We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest  member, Evan Lapka. We look forward to seeing you at the next BCRR club run or social event.  

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Jennifer Naples (March 9th), Samantha McMurtrey (March 11th), Brian Castro (March 12th), and Sheila Ramamurthy (March 15th). 

* = New Age Group

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SAVE THE DATE
Save the date for  a Happy Hour Baby Shower!

Please join BCRR at the  home of Chuck and Cheryl 5314 Mandell Blvd. on Friday, March 27 at 6:00pm to celebrate the adoption of Daniel Alexander by club members Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy.

Contributions will be collected to purchase a jogging stroller so that they may continue to run with the group without excuses!

Looking forward to a fun evening. Please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com

BAYOU CITY CLASSIC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are not running the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K, please volunteer!

Please show your support for the Houston running  community, your Club, HARRA, and Houston City Parks by volunteering on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for the Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K.  HARRA needs your help as an experienced runner in filling volunteer spots for key race support positions.  Please help make the race safe and fun for your fellow Club members who are racing.  All proceeds from this race go to the Houston Parks Department. Also, Bayou City Classic volunteers will receive a t-shirt and earn HARRA VVIP volunteer points.

If you can help support the race, please contact Susan Cita at Susancita.bcrr@gmail.com or sign up online at https://www.harra.org/volunteer.

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Samantha McMurtry needs help your help with Bayou City Classic PPU/Registration at Fleet Feet Rice Village onFriday March 13 from 10am-7pm.

Please contact Samantha if you can help at

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (March 13th, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at Brooklyn Athletic Club, 601 Richmond Avenue, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 

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SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR: 

March
14th- Bayou City Classic 10K, Downtown Houston at Hermann Square 
  • Contact Kathi Mahon (kmahon@bcm.edu) if you would like to be part of the BCRR Centipede for the Bayou City Classic 10K.
  • Our theme will underscore one of the heaviest topics in modern pop culture. Yes, since 2014 was the year of the rear, when the internet was broken more than once by the well endowed derrière, our theme all be "All about that Bass (Base)". We will celebrate big bottom-dom channeling the likes of Kim K, Nicki Menaj, etc.  Everyone welcome. We will leave no one(s) behind!

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

April 
11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

May 
9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 
 
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. 


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