Monday, June 29, 2015

BCRR This Week June 29th- July 5th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS & HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

AND THE NEW HARRA PRESIDENT IS…

Our former BCRR President, Kathi Mahon, is now the new HARRA President. Thank you for taking on this leadership role to continue promoting a positive running community in Houston. 

CANADA DAY- WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st

Rosie Schmandt will be sponsoring the tab this Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day. Wear red and white to celebrate and consider it your warm up for July 4th. 

SAVE THE DATE- RYDE HAPPY HOUR WITH LAUREN HAMMANG

BCRR member Lauren Hammang will lead a spin class at RYDE spin studio (River Oaks Shopping Center, 2005-D West Gray Street, Houston, 77019) on Friday, July 10th. After this sweat session, everyone will head across the street to the Local Pour for dinner and drinks. More details to follow!

RENEW YOUR DUES

It's that time of the year again BCRR. Time to renew your club dues to remain current with the club and with HARRA. 

Individual dues are $25 
Family dues are $30

HARRA members receive a $5 discount. 

Click on the link below to renew.



WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:

We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to the following new members: Jackie Tobin and Julie Morris. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event. 

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Jesman Devia & James Reed (July 1st), Joe Sellers & Alejandra Farias (July 2nd), and Mike Mangan (July 5th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, July 3, 2015Please join us this Friday for a patriotic Happy Hour with the the Red, White, and Brew Pub Run on Friday, July 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 

Meet at The Petrol Station (985 Wakefield Drive, Houston, 77018) in your patriotic attire to embark on a 3 to 4 mile run that will include 4 to 5 pub stops along the way. 

This is a great way to kick off your 3 day holiday weekend with two of our club's favorite pastimes- running & beer!
 
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. 

WORD FROM THE BIRD

The latest newsletter is coming out later today. See it here! 


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CHANGE UP YOUR TRAINING THIS SUMMER WITH WILL'S HILLS

The Will's Hills Summer Program starts this Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 a.m. at Spotts Park.

The program lasts about 10 weeks and the cost is $50.  Click on the link below to learn more about this summer training opportunity.


Monday, June 22, 2015

BCRR This Week June 22nd- 28th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!

ALMOST SUMMER SOLSTICE KICK OFF- RESCHEDULED

Due to inclement weather, Andrew and Tina rescheduled their pool party to kick off summer to this Wednesday, June 24th. Head over to their house (2138 Wroxton) after the Wednesday run to celebrate summer with pizza, beer, and a cool dip in the pool. 

HARRA SUMMER BANQUET 
 
Celebrate the accomplishments of several of our BCRR runners who garnered Runner of the Season accolades at the HARRA Summer Banquet Sunday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Arnold's Brewery. 

Come out to support our very own Kathi Mahon with your vote for HARRA President. 

RSVP because space is limited to 100 attendees at:


SAVE THE DATE- RED, WHITE, AND BREW PUB RUN

Make plans for the Red, White, and Brew Pub Run on Friday, July 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Meet at The Petrol Station (985 Wakefield Drive, Houston, 77018) in your patriotic attire to embark on a 3 to 4 mile run that will include 4 to 5 pub stops along the way. This is a great way to kick off your 3 day holiday weekend with two of our club's favorite pastimes- running & beer!

SAVE THE DATE- RYDE HAPPY HOUR WITH LAUREN HAMMANG

BCRR member Lauren Hammang will lead a spin class at RYDE spin studio (River Oaks Shopping Center, 2005-D West Gray Street, Houston, 77019) on Friday, July 10th. After this sweat session, everyone will head across the street to the Local Pour for dinner and drinks. More details to follow!

RENEW YOUR DUES

It's that time of the year again BCRR. Time to renew your club dues to remain current with the club and with HARRA. 

Individual dues are $25 
Family dues are $35

You can bring your checkbook or cash to St. Arnold's to renew with Susan or click on the link below to join through Sign Me Up. 


BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Lauren Wilder & Maribel Anaya* (6/23), Richard Verm (6/24), William Henderson & Douglas Carlisle (6/27). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, June 26, 2015Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at Darwin's Theory, 33 Waugh Drive, Houston, 77007 at 6:30 p.m. 
 
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. 

WORD FROM THE BIRD

The latest newsletter is coming out later today. See it here! 


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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 

CHANGE UP YOUR TRAINING THIS SUMMER WITH WILL'S HILLS

The Will's Hills Summer Program starts this Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 a.m. at Spotts Park.

The program lasts about 10 weeks and the cost is $50.  Click on the link below to learn more about this summer training opportunity.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mid-Week Update…Rallying around Adam Metry

Dear BCRR Family,

Last week Adam Metry – a long time BCRR member - received unfortunate news from his doctor. After having heartburn symptoms for several weeks, a medical evaluation revealed that he has a malignant tumor in his esophagus and he has been diagnosed with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the Esophageal Junction. He is currently receiving treatment and is an inpatient at MD Anderson in Houston - one of the best cancer treatment centers in the world; and one of the few with a specialized esophageal cancer treatment practice. The initial medical treatment plan is chemotherapy and he is currently in the process of completing his first round. 

While we are deeply saddened we are ready for a fight. We know we have world class medical care, a strong and large support network and faith in God.  This is going to be a marathon of a journey but the good news is Adam knows how to complete marathons, as he and his beloved wife Denise recently ran 2015 Boston marathon!

The Metry’s are grateful to have so many friends participating in Meal Trail.  If you would like to provide meals for the family, please view a real-time schedule of their Meal Train using the following link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Kathryn Campion at mkcampion@hotmail.com  Otherwise, we have setup the following CarePages website where you can track Adam’s progress and support him though your messages. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

~The Metrys

Monday, June 15, 2015

BCRR This Week June 15th- 21st

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS! 

ALMOST SUMMER SOLSTICE KICK OFF

Andrew and Tina are hosting a pool party to kick off summer this Wednesday, June 17th. Head over to their house (2138 Wroxton) after the Wednesday run to celebrate summer with pizza, beer, and a cool dip in the pool. 

HARRA SUMMER BANQUET 
 
Celebrate the accomplishments of several of our BCRR runners who garnered Runner of the Season accolades at the HARRA Summer Banquet Sunday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Arnold's Brewery. 

Come out to support our very own Kathi Mahon with your vote for HARRA President. 

RSVP because space is limited to 100 attendees at:


VALHALLA TAB ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH

Aaron Imlah will sponsor the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, June 24th. Join us to wish him well before he moves back to the Pacific Northwest for a new position with Boeing.  

RENEW YOUR DUES

It's that time of the year again BCRR. Time to renew your club dues to remain current with the club and with HARRA. 

Individual dues are $25 
Family dues are $35

You can bring your checkbook or cash to St. Arnold's to renew with Susan or click on the link below to join through Sign Me Up. 


WELCOME NEW MEMBER:

We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to the following new member: Daan Veeningan. We look forward to seeing you at our next club run or social event. 

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Sharon Prentice (6/15), John R. Wacasey & Jay Hendrickson (6/16), Andrew Kenworthy* (6/17), Donald Brenner (6/19), and Valentino Julien (6/20). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, June 19, 2015Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at Gray's Public House, 510 Gray Street, Houston, 77002 at 6:30 p.m. 
 
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. 

WORD FROM THE BIRD

The latest newsletter is coming out later today. See it here! 


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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 

CHANGE UP YOUR TRAINING THIS SUMMER WITH WILL'S HILLS

The Will's Hills Summer Program starts this Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 a.m. at Spotts Park.

The program lasts about 10 weeks and the cost is $50.  Click on the link below to learn more about this summer training opportunity.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BCRR Mid Week Update…Run for a Reason!!!

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS! 

HERE'S YOUR MIDWEEK UPDATE...

RUN FOR A REASON

Join us tomorrow for the Run for a Reason Houston Marathon Kick Off event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tents will be set up next to the Picnic Loop at Memorial Park. Wear your purple and show your BCRR support. It's always a great opportunity to socialize with other local clubs and walk away with some great runner swag. 

ALMOST SUMMER SOLSTICE KICK OFF

Andrew and Tina are hosting a pool party to kick off summer next Wednesday, June 17th. Head over to their house after the Wednesday run to celebrate summer with pizza, beer, and a cool dip in the pool. 

HARRA SUMMER BANQUET 
 
Celebrate the accomplishments of several of our BCRR runners who garnered Runner of the Season accolades at the HARRA Summer Banquet Sunday, June 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Arnold's Brewery. 

Come out to support our very own Kathi Mahon with your vote for HARRA President. 

RSVP because space is limited to 100 attendees at:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

BCRR This Week June 8th- 14th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS! 

RENEW YOUR DUES

It's that time of the year again BCRR. Time to renew your club dues to remain current with the club and with HARRA. 

Individual dues are $25 
Family dues are $35

You can bring your checkbook or cash to St. Arnold's to renew with Susan or click on the link below to join through Sign Me Up. 


BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Caryn Honig* & Fred Steves (June 8th), Carol Schmidt & Jonathan Schulz (June 10th), Julie Zelenak & Jeremy Lankford* (June 11th), John Walsh (June 12th), Rebecca Verm & Jessica Gregory (June 13th), and Jonathan Zwickel* (June 14th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, June 12, 2015Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at Pimlico, 810 Waugh Drive, Houston, 77019 at 6:30 p.m. 
 
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. 

WORD FROM THE BIRD

The latest newsletter is coming out later today. See it here! 


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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 

CHANGE UP YOUR TRAINING THIS SUMMER WITH WILL'S HILLS

The Will's Hills Summer Program starts this Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 a.m. at Spotts Park.

The program lasts about 10 weeks and the cost is $50.  Click on the link below to learn more about this summer training opportunity.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BCRR This Week June 1st- 7th

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!

YOUR NEW BCRR BOARD

Thank you to everyone who made the BCRR Awards Banquet a success and a special congratulations to everyone who received an award. 

Votes were casted at the banquet and your 2015-2016 Board Members are...

President- Lisa Thompson
Vice President- Andrew Young
Secretary- Lynn McGrew
Treasurer- Peter Griffiths
At Large Members- Catie Cohen, Katie Decker, Aaron Imlah, and Christina Jones 

Here's to another great year for the Bayou City Road Runners!
 
RENEW YOUR DUES

It's that time of the year again BCRR. Time to renew your club dues to remain current with the club and with HARRA. 

Individual dues are $25 
Family dues are $35

You can bring your checkbook or cash to St. Arnold's to renew with Susan or click on the link below to join through Sign Me Up. 


THIS SUNDAY'S LONG RUN- BAYOU BACK ON!

Because of the torrential rain, the Sunday  long run along Buffalo Bayou has been rescheduled for this Sunday, June 7th. We'll still meet at the 0 mile marker at 6:30 at Memorial Park, but we'll run out on Memorial Drive towards Sabine. Gatorade will be provided along the course too. 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to the following new member, Anna Johnson  . We look forward to seeing you at our next club run or social event. 

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Ruben Rosales & Claire Greenberg (June 1st), Maria 'Terry' Fuentes* & Joe Carey* (June 2nd), Denise Metry (June 5th), and Steve Hasson & Sloane Engelhardt* (June 7th). 

* = New Age Group

SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 
Happy Hour:  (Friday, June 5, 2015Please join us this Friday for Food Truck Friday at H-E-B Montrose Market, 1701 West Alabama, Houston, 77098 at 6:30 p.m. Come earlier to save a table! The event begins at 5:30. 
 
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. 

WORD FROM THE BIRD

The latest newsletter is coming out later today. See it here! 


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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 

CHANGE UP YOUR TRAINING THIS SUMMER WITH WILL'S HILLS

The Will's Hills Summer Program starts this Monday, June 1st, at 5:30 a.m. at Spotts Park.

The program lasts about 10 weeks and the cost is $50.  Click on the link below to learn more about this summer training opportunity.