Monday, January 16, 2017

BCRR Weekly Update - January 15th to January 21st

GOOD MORNING BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS – 

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Chevron Houston Marathon Recap:
Congratulations to all of those who ran the Chevron Marathon & the Aramco Half Marathon!! It was a TOUGH weather day, but the crowd support was motivating! Several runners had the race of their life and others were so grateful to finish. Above all – BCRR showed up strong!!
*WANTED* Have a great race day story from Sunday? Email christinabcrr@gmail.com to share in a future newsletter!

·         Chris & Lynn McGrew for toting our gear to the aid stations - It was a relief to have it ready and waiting
·         Katie Decker & Susan Cita for such support at miles 13 & 20 - A friendly face was much needed!
·         Sue & Alan, Chuck & Cheryl, and Jim & Ivy for a fantastic post-marathon party - You definitely helped replenish those hard lost calories!
·         And THANK YOU to all who photographed, cheered, and motivated the runners along the course! 26.2 & 13.1 miles seem much shorter when you have friends all along the way!
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La Fete de SuperBowl Chez Rue de Terrace

Sue and Alan will also be hosting a Superbowl Party on Sunday, February 5.  Pregame will start about 1 hr.  prior to kick off. Catered food, drinks, beer, wine, etc. will be provided.  Potential 10 x 10 pool for quarter ending scores.

**Please RSVP by noon Friday February 3 to prepare accordingly**

Location:  Sue & Alan’s House, 326 Terrace Dr., Houston 77007

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BCRR Shirts!!

We will have singlets, t-shirts, and long sleeve BCRR tech shirts available for sale at Valhalla. Get ready to represent for the Spring Series!

  $10 –Singlets & T-shirts
$15 – Long Sleeve
   
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HARRA FALL SERIES – DONE!!!!!

Date
Name
Location
September 17, 2016
Spotts Park
October 9, 2016
Univ of Houston Clear Lake
October 30, 2016
Sam Houston Park
November 13, 2016
Wortham Center Plaza
December 11, 2016
Sugarland Town Square
January 15, 2017
George R Brown Convention Center


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:
We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest member Catherine Brabston! We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!! 

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:
·        Maggie Kirkpatrick* – January 16th
·        Ricky Kramer & Steve Davis* – January 17th
·        Julia Holz & Susanne Denk – January 20th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
  
SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 Happy Hour – Around the Corner
(Friday, January 20th,  2017) Please join us this Friday at Around the Corner (1510 Hutchins St.) for Happy Hour! Yes that’s the name, not just the location! It has a great porch to enjoy a cold beer and view of the downtown skyline!

Sunday - January 22nd, 2017 – Whole Foods 

(Sunday, January 22nd, 2017) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh.


  
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 6:30 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:40 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). 

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. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-  p_griffiths@ bellsouth.net

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 Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.

WORD FROM THE BIRD

See the latest newsletter here! 


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

BCRR Marathon Update!!!

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS – 


Chevron Houston Marathon Update: 
        

Visit the BCRR Website for all the details of MARATHON INFORMATION
The highlights:
·        Club will meet inside GRB at Hall D near the bag check prior to the race. There will not be a banner so look for the sea of Purple! - Don't forget to represent with your BCRR Purple!!
·        Chris & Lynn McGrew will be collecting gear to drop at the aid stations from 6 – 6:30 AM at our meeting point in the GRB  – please label your gear in a ziplock bag – Include name, pace, and aid station (13 or 20).
·        There will be 2 aid stations along the marathon route – please email the respective host for details and volunteering.
·         Mile 13: Hosted by Katie Decker - katie.h.decker@gmail.com
·         Mile 20: Hosted by Susan Cita – susancita.bcrr@gmail.com
·        An additional watch and/or drop off location for will be located at the corner of Bissonnett & Mandell – With host’s Chuck and Cheryl providing Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for those cheering! (5314 Mandell). Feel free to drop off clothing as the race temperature rises. Clothing will be brought to the post-race party.
·        Fantastic Post Race Party to follow!! -
Seeing that the Mardi Gras Season is upon us, 
Da’ Krewe de Marathon would like to invite everyone to
The BCRR Post Marathon Party
 326 Terrace Avenue
Sue & Alan’s Home
Pool, Hot Tub, Showers
Jambalaya, Red Beans, Salad & Snacks
Beer, Wine, & Margaritas
NFL Football Playoffs
January 15, 2017

BCRR Member Cost: $10.00
Guest Cost $15.00
*Volunteers needed for money collection at the door & post-party clean up*

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Good luck BCRR!! This running season we have partied lots, trained hard, and motivated each other to be better athletes! Thank you to all of our water and party czars who have kept us hydrated and happy during training!

See you tomorrow morning!

~BCRR Board

Monday, January 9, 2017

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - January 9th to January 15th

HAPPY (HALF) MARATHON WEEK BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS – 
 
EXTRA EXTRA – HERE is the latest Word from the Bird Newsletter!
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Wednesday at Valhalla

Allyson Serrao will be sponsoring the tab this Wednesday in honor of her birthday! Perfect for some last minute carb-loading - Happy Birthday Ally!!!

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Chevron Houston Marathon Information:
Visit the BCRR Website for all the details of MARATHON INFORMATION
The highlights:
·        Club will meet inside GRB at Hall A prior to the race – an email with location details will be sent on Saturday
·        Chris & Lynn McGrew will be collecting gear to drop at the aid stations Sunday AM – please label your gear in a ziplock bag – include name, pace, and aid station.
·        There will be 2 aid stations along the marathon route – please email the respective host for details and volunteering.
·         Mile 13: Hosted by Katie Decker - katie.h.decker@gmail.com
·         Mile 20: Hosted by Susan Cita – susancita.bcrr@gmail.com
·        An additional watch and/or drop off location for will be located at the corner of Bissonnett & Mandell – With host’s Chuck and Cheryl providing Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for those cheering! (5314 Mandell). Feel free to drop off clothing as the race temperature rises. Clothing will be brought to the post-race party.
·        Post-race party information is below.
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Pasta Loading Party – Friday, January 13th

The Carb-loading Pasta Party will be at Buca Di Beppo (5192 Buffalo Speedway) at 7PM on Friday. 
Please respond to this email – christinabcrr@gmail.com to RSVP by Wednesday, January 11th!!

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Seeing that the Mardi Gras Season is upon us, 
Da’ Krewe de Marathon would like to invite everyone to
The BCRR Post Marathon Party
 326 Terrace Avenue
Sue & Alan’s Home
Pool, Hot Tub, Showers
Jambalaya, Red Beans, Salad & Snacks
Beer, Wine, & Margaritas
NFL Football Playoffs
January 15, 2017

BCRR Member Cost: $10.00
Guest Cost $15.00
*Volunteers needed for money collection at the door & post-party clean up*

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BCRR Shirts!!


We will have singlets, t-shirts, and long sleeve BCRR tech shirts available for sale at Valhala. Just in time to represent BCRR in the marathon! 

 
 $10 –Singlets & T-shirts
$15 – Long Sleeve
   
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La Fete de SuperBowl Chez Rue de Terrace

Sue and Alan will also be hosting a Superbowl Party (for those not lucky enough to get tickets) on Sunday, February 5.  The event will start about 1 to 1-1/2 hr. or so prior to kick off. Food, drinks, beer, wine, etc. will be provided.  Maybe a small 10 x 10 pool for quarter ending scores. Let Sue and Alan know if anyone is interested in the hot tub. Please RSVP by noon Friday February 3 so they can get an estimate on the number of guests.

Location:  Sue & Alan’s House, 326 Terrace, Houston 77007
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HARRA FALL SERIES:

Date
Name
Location
September 17, 2016
Spotts Park
October 9, 2016
Univ of Houston Clear Lake
October 30, 2016
Sam Houston Park
November 13, 2016
Wortham Center Plaza
December 11, 2016
Sugarland Town Square
January 15, 2017
George R Brown Convention Center


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:
We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest members! We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!! 

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:
·        Dan Haworth & Russell Henderson* – January 9th
·        Kelly Zhai – January 10th
·        Barry Tobias & Allyson Serrao – January 11th
·        Frank Dougherty, Sue Leone, & Kai Lankford – January 12th
·        Holden Muirhead – January 14th
·        Thomas Helm – January 15th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
  
SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 Happy Hour – Pasta Loading Party – see details above!
Sunday – Whole Foods – to return next week! 
  
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 6:30 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:40 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). 

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. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-  p_griffiths@ bellsouth.net

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 Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.

WORD FROM THE BIRD

See the latest newsletter here! 


 ******* 
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 p_griffiths@ bellsouth.net