Monday, December 15, 2014

BCRR This Week December 15th- 21st

HELLO BAYOU CITY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Glenn Alan Darrah (December 15th), Matthew Reue & Tina Reynolds* (December 16th), Jeffrey Tabourne (December 18th), Marie Hutchinson & Roger Redding (December 19th), and Claudia Verm & Tom Whillans (December 20th).

* = New Age Group





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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour:  (December 19, 2014) Join us this Friday to bid adieu to two of our Bayou City favorites before they move to Denver. We'll miss you, Tom and Sheila! We hope to see you at Mongoose versus Cobra, 1011 McGowen Street, Houston, 77002 at 6:30 p.m. 


After the Sunday Long Run: Join us for breakfast and coffee at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  


Christmas Lights Run & Tacky Christmas Sweater Party:Save the date for this year's fun filled River Oaks Lights Run and Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on December 17th. We will meet at the Rose Garden in River Oaks for a run through their winter light's wonderland at 6:00 p.m. Then immediately following our run, we will head over to the Modern B&B for food, drinks, and merriment. Monetary donations will be collected this year to fund running scholarships for the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School Running Club.

John's Loooong Run: Save the date for John's Long Run on Satuday, December 27th at the Phillip's residence. Stay tuned for more details. 

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)

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): Join us for the weekly long run from Memorial Park zero-mile marker. We leave promptly at 6:30
 and members typically run between 10 and 15 miles.   Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  

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THANK YOU: 

A special thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday to volunteer at the Total Jingle Bell Run. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BCRR Midweek Update: John’s LOOOOOOOOOONG Run

SAVE THE DATE:  John’s LOOOOOOOOOONG Run is slated for Saturday, December 27th at John Phillip's House- 8211 Burkhart, Houston, Texas, 77055 at 6:30 a.m. 

The  full route is a 21 mile  loop with 6 water stops, but there are several ways to adjust the distance if you plan to run less. 

Make plans for breakfast, drinks, and a dip in the hot tub following the run. This year dinning will be alfresco. John will set up a tent with tables and chairs outside. All cooking will be done in the garage. 

The BCRR porta potties will be used if you need them. This year we will not have access to hot showers. John is asking for a minimum $5 donation to help with costs. Additionally John needs a few good souls to help with cooking and Gatorade. 

PLEASE RSVP to jrphillips@comcast.net so that John can make sure we have plenty of food and drinks. Arrive early enough to not miss the start and please be careful  when parking, there may be sprinklers or Christmas decorations near the street. This event is open to all BCRR members and guests. Let’s make your last long run before the marathon both productive and fun.    

Monday, December 8, 2014

BCRR This Week December 8th- 14th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Deborah Touchy (December 9th), Cecilia Farias-Ruiz & Wendy Zhang (December 10th), Rene Munoz & Cheryl Shaw* (December 11th), and Jeannie Sumner (December 13th). 

* = New Age Group




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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour:  (December 12, 2014) Join us this Friday at Julep, 1919 Washington Avenue, Houston, 77007 at 6:30 p.m. 


*Remember that there will not be an organized long run this Sunday, December 14th because of the 30K in Sugarland. Gatorade and water will not be put out in River Oaks.   


BCRR Holiday PartyThank you to everyone who attended last night's Christmas Party. We had a great turnout and a wonderful time! A special thanks to Susan Cita for coordinating such wonderful door prizes for the party. Thanks to Joe and Hope Sellers as well for letting us use their audio equipment. 

Christmas Lights Run & Tacky Christmas Sweater Party:Save the date for this year's fun filled River Oaks Lights Run and Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on December 17th. We will meet at the Rose Garden in River Oaks for a run through their winter light's wonderland at 6:00 p.m. Then immediately following our run, we will head over to the Modern B&B for food, drinks, and merriment. Monetary donations will be collected this year to fund running scholarships for the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School Running Club.

John's Loooong Run: Save the date for John's Long Run on Satuday, December 27th at the Phillip's residence. Stay tuned for more details. 

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RUNNING CALENDAR: 

December
14th  Finish Line Sports 30K, Sugar Land Town Square

January
18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

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. 

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): Join us for the weekly long run from Memorial Park zero-mile marker. We leave promptly at 6:30
 and members typically run between 10 and 15 miles.   Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS SUNDAY'S JINGLE BELL RUN!!! PLEASE HELP!!!

Susan Cita is organizing volunteers for this year's Jingle Bell Run on December 14th at the YMCA Downtown. Please email her at susancita.bcrr@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer, so she can begin assigning you to a volunteer role. 

We recognize we've asked for your help a lot in the  last month and a half, but all of these races help fund many BCRR activities. The success of these events cannot happen without your help!

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 
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Monday, December 1, 2014

BCRR This Week December 1st- 7th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

New Members: We'd like to welcome the following new members- Alissa Koshany, Scott Kehoe, Hazer Willumsen, Ken Willumsen, Maria 'Terry' Fuentes, and Michelle Stern. We look forward to seeing you at our next group run or social event. 


BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Raymond Ruiz* (December 2nd), Dillon Gracey (December 3rd), Marsia Engelhardt (December 4th), Marion Gibson (December 5th), and Ann Johnson (December 7th). 

* = New Age Group




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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour:  (December 5, 2014) Join us this Friday at the Harp, 1625 Richmond Avenue, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 


After the Sunday Long Run: Join us for breakfast and coffee at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  

BCRR Holiday PartySave the date for this year's Bayou City Christmas Party at Cadillac Bar on Sunday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. For Alex's 5K, Rockets Run, and Jingle Bell volunteers,  the advance price is $20 and $25 at the door. For everyone else, the advance price is $25 before December 1st or $30 at the door. All RSVP's must be emailed to Susan Cita by December 1st at susancita.bcrr@gmail.com

Christmas Lights Run & Tacky Christmas Sweater Party:Save the date for this year's fun filled River Oaks Lights Run and Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on December 17th. We will meet at the Rose Garden in River Oaks for a run through their winter light's wonderland at 6:00 p.m. Then immediately following our run, we will head over to the Modern B&B for food, drinks, and merriment. Monetary donations will be collected this year to fund running scholarships for the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School Running Club.

John's Loooong Run: Save the date for John's Long Run on Satuday, December 27th at the Phillip's residence. Stay tuned for more details. 

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RUNNING CALENDAR: 

December
14th  Finish Line Sports 30K, Sugar Land Town Square

January
18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

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. 

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): Join us for the weekly long run from Memorial Park zero-mile marker. We leave promptly at 6:30
 and members typically run between 10 and 15 miles.   Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

Susan Cita is organizing volunteers for this year's Jingle Bell Run on December 14th at the YMCA Downtown. Please email her at susancita.bcrr@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer, so she can begin assigning you to a volunteer role. 

We recognize we've asked for your help a lot in the  last month and a half, but all of these races help fund many BCRR activities. The success of these events cannot happen without your help!

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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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 
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BCRR This Week November 24th- 30th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Freddy Queen (November 24th), Irma Conran (November 25th), Fred Ward & Kim Kimmey (November 28th), Warren Prelle & Stephanie Martch (November 29th), and our fearless leader, Lisa Thompson (November 30th). 

* = New Age Group




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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour:  (November 28, 2014) Join us this Friday at 13 Celsius, 3000 Caroline Street , Houston, 77004 at 6:30 p.m. 


After the Sunday Long Run: Join us for breakfast and coffee at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  

BCRR Holiday PartySave the date for this year's Bayou City Christmas Party at Cadillac Bar on Sunday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. For Alex's 5K, Rockets Run, and Jingle Bell volunteers,  the advance price is $20 and $25 at the door. For everyone else, the advance price is $25 before December 1st or $30 at the door. All RSVP's must be emailed to Susan Cita by December 1st at susancita.bcrr@gmail.com

Christmas Lights Run & Tacky Christmas Sweater Party:Save the date for this year's fun filled River Oaks Lights Run and Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on December 17th. We will meet at the Rose Garden in River Oaks for a run through their winter light's wonderland at 6:00 p.m. Then immediately following our run, we will head over to the Modern B&B for food, drinks, and merriment. Monetary donations will be collected this year to fund running scholarships for the Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School Running Club.

John's Loooong Run: Save the date for John's Long Run on Satuday, December 27th at the Phillip's residence. Stay tuned for more details. 

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RUNNING CALENDAR: 

December
14th  Finish Line Sports 30K, Sugar Land Town Square

January
18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

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. 

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): Join us for the weekly long run from Memorial Park zero-mile marker. We leave promptly at 6:30
 and members typically run between 10 and 15 miles.   Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

Susan Cita is organizing volunteers for this year's Jingle Bell Run on December 14th at the YMCA Downtown. Please email her at susancita.bcrr@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer, so she can begin assigning you to a volunteer role. 

We recognize we've asked for your help a lot in the  last month and a half, but all of these races help fund many BCRR activities. The success of these events cannot happen without your help!

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