HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS!!!
SAFE TRAVELS TO EVERYONE TRAVELING TO BOSTON THIS WEEKEND FOR THE MARATHON!!
AND TO EVERYONE PARTICIPATING IN THIS WEEKEND'S MS150, HAVE A GREAT RIDE!!
BCRR GARAGE SALE
One man's junk is another man's treasure. Make time for some spring cleaning and bring your "junk" over to the Modern B&B (4003 Hazard, Houston, 77098) between now and April 24th.
We'll need volunteers to help us with the event on Saturday, April 25th at the Modern from 8:00-2:00 p.m. Lisa will also coordinate a U-Haul pick up for larger items closer to the garage sale date. Please email Lisa if you'll need a U-Haul pick up at email@example.com
Garage sale proceeds will pay for BCRR Bayou Bash Relay entries for all our BCRR/HARRA active members.
THIS WEEK'S VALHALLA TAB...
Shelley and Robin will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday, April 15th. In lieu of paying for your beer, please support Rene Munoz who is currently fundraising for the IRONMAN Foundation's charity.
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
If you don't plan on racing please contact June Harris about volunteering at firstname.lastname@example.org There are also some volunteer opportunities you can help with and still participate in the race to earn club points.
Let's make this event the best ever!
***These BCRR members have graciously agreed to chair the following categories for the relay. Please email them if you're interested in participating on a relay team.***
- Open Women- Heidi Zimmerman, email@example.com
- Open Men- Aaron Imlah, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masters Women- Lisa Thompson, email@example.com
- Masters Men- Peter Griffiths, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senior Women- Kathi Mahon, email@example.com
- Senior Men- David Piper, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Veterans & Ultra Veterans- Mike Mangan, email@example.com
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
BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Rich Vega & Lana Moody* (April 15th), Robert Kaping & Ross Moody (April 16th), Robin Lowenkron & Roy Camberg (April 17th), and Claire Daum (April 18th).
* = New Age Group
Happy Hour: (Friday, April 17, 2015) Please join us this Friday for Happy Hour at D&T Drive Inn, 1307 Eunid Street, Houston, 77009 at 6:30 p.m.
SPRING RUNNING CALENDAR:
14th- Tour de Bayou, Stage 2- White Oak @ Thelma at 6 p.m.
21st- Tour de Bayou, Stage 3- Ho Chi Minh at 6 p.m.
22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track
28th- Tour de Bayou, Stage 4- Ho Chi Minh at 6 p.m.
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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