Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BCRR This Week, April 14 through 21, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Jeff Eisele, April 15), Lana Moody (April 15), Rich Vega (April 15), Robert Kaping (April 16), Tim Murphy (April 16), Roy Camberg (April 17), Robin Lowenkron (April 17), Claire Daum (April 18), Bob Brown (April 21) and Gregory Baker (April 21).  
* = New age group

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Sixth Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza, This Sunday April 20th , 1:00 at Memorial Park.  This Sunday please join us at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch located west of the Memorial Park Tennis Center starting at 1:00 pm for a rousing croquet tournament. BYOB (remember no glass containers). Bring a friend! Spectators and hecklers welcome! Dinner to follow, location to be determined. Thanks to David Piper for once again organizing this popular event. 

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Nominations for the next BCRR Board will be held at Valhalla on Wednesday night. Do you love BCRR? Consider spending a year on the board. It is a rewarding opportunity to make an impact on the club and to see all of the pieces that come together to make this club successful. 
Nominations so far for this year include:

President: Lisa Thompson
Vice President: Heidi Zimmerman
Secretary: Susan Cita and Andrew Young
Treasurer: Susan Cita and Andrew Young
At Large: Peter Griffiths, June Harris, Kathi Mahon and Terry Fanning

Election results will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 28th.

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Any BCRR members who plan to run Crescent City Classic 10K or are visiting New Orleans on Saturday, April 19 (Easter weekend) are invited to "Cocktails in the Courtyard" from 5:30pm until 7:30pm that evening at the French Quarter Royal Street home of Cheryl Verlander and Chuck Bracht.  If you are planning to to attend, please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com for details as to the address and entry to the courtyard.

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Do you want to run next January's Chevron Houston Marathon but do not qualify based on time or number of marathons completed?  Are you a current HARRA member?  If not you should be.  HARRA is now taking applications for HARRA members to secure access to early registration to the Chevron Houston Marathon.  In previous years HARRA has been able to accommodate all qualified members.  Details are at www.harra.org.  It is simple to apply, just click the link to the online application.  When you apply, we encourage you to renew your membership for another year as it expires end June.  We have opened discounted early renewal.  After you submit your free order for the HARRA 500, simply click "Place another order" and you will be able to renew your membership for $22.50 individual and $33.50 family.

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Beach to Bay Marathon Relay (May 17, 2014): BCRR's annual road trip and weekend get-away - get on the ball and organize your team!  http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

Since 1976, runners and fun-seekers have flocked to Corpus Christi, Texas to run the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon. To many runners, the annual event has become a tradition throughout the State of Texas.

Beach to Bay has grown to be the largest relay marathon in the United States. Attracting runners from all over the U.S. as well as Kenya, England and Mexico. Approximately 2,600 teams totaling over 16,000 runners compete each year.

The Beach to Bay Relay Marathon is a six-person relay running event that totals 26.2 miles of beach, pavement, a little sweat, an occasional tear and a bunch of smiles. Beginning on the sands of North Padre Island, winding through Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and ending at McCaughan Park along Corpus Christi’s scenic Shoreline Drive, the course is divided into six-legs of roughly 4.4 miles each. Always held on the third Saturday in May, Armed Forces Day, B2B proudly honors the men and women serving in our United States Military.

For those people who are first time Beach to Bay Participants, the BCRR teams usually stay at the Gulfstream Condominiums conveniently located right near the start of the race! The apartments are quite nice and are comfortable for 4-6 people.   Reserve now!!  Gas grills are available on site and many of the BCRR condos share a mixed grill on Saturday evening after the race. The Jacuzzi is always an interesting place to hang out.  The website for the facilities is: http://gulfstreamcondos.com/gulfstream/home.htm
The Gulfstream
14810 Windward Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418
(361) 949-8061
Toll Free Reservations:
WIFI Available

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SOCIAL CALENDER:

BCRR Awards Banquet, May 28th at St. Arnold's Brewery.  Come and celebrate BCRR's 30th Anniversary with great beer, barbecue special guests and special collectors party favor for attendees.   This years Banquet will be limited to the first 100 members and guests that RSVP, details to follow. 

This is the time we give recognition to our members for running achievements, volunteer efforts, and elect next year's board of directors. The event will take place at the St. Arnold's Brewery located at 200 Lyons Avenue.

Admission to the Banquet is only $15 (only $10 if your volunteered for the Jingle Bell Run, Rockets Run or Darling Dash).   Admission includes a barbecue beef brisket or chicken dinner with potato salad, barbecue beans, green salad, bread, desert and of course all of the St. Arnold's beers or root beer on tap.  For vegetarians we will have a baked potato with vegetarian chili.  Soft drinks, tea and water also available but Please no outside alcohol allowed.

Happy Hour (April 18, 2014): Join us for a round of FREE laser tag thanks to Speedy’s Fast Track owners Chris Jordan and Vera Balic! 

Who:  BCRR vs. BARC 
What: Laser Tag (which is coming to Fast Track this summer, so we’re being invited to try it out for free before it’s ready for the masses!) When:  Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm
Where:  Speedy’s Fast Track www.houstonfasttrack.com1440 Hempstead Rd,  HoustonTX 77092 What else: We plan to order pizza from somewhere close by for those who are interested.  No alcohol allowed, but lots of great bars very close by before or after laser tag (Petrol Station, Karbach, etc). 
Why:  Because we’re overdue for a BCRR/BARC social!
 


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Houston Area Running Calendar (All official HARRA Races shown in purple)

APRIL 
TOUR DE BAYOU
This is a free HARRA-sponsored low-key cross country run that meets every Tuesday in April at 6pm.  These races are free and vary from 3 to 5 miles.
15: TC Jester Park
22: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
29: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
Questions? Contact  Roger Boak
23:   L/P Run (Rice University) www.terlinguatrackclub.org

MAY
10:   Bayou Bash: The Bayou Bash Relay has been called off this year.  A venue is not available.  
17:   Beach to Bay Relay (Corpus Christi) http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

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WEEKLY CLUB RUNS
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.   Afterwards stop by for coffee at Starbucks on Memorial Drive near the park.

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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) 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.com or 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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Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist. Call (832) 248-2339 and let him know you're a BCRR member when you book your appointment.

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BCRR This Week, April 7 through 14, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Andre Ditsch (April 7), Ross Davis (April 11), Shelley Grahmann (April 11), Eric Pace (April 11), Neil Molino (April 11) and  Robert Johnson (April 13).  
* = New age group

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SAVE THE DATE:   Sixth Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza, Sunday April 20th , 1:00 at Memorial Park

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Nominations for the next BCRR Board will be held at Valhalla on Wednesday night. Do you love BCRR? Consider spending a year on the board. It is a rewarding opportunity to make an impact on the club and to see all of the pieces that come together to make this club successful. Election results will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 28th.

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The MS 150 ride from Houston to Austin will be held on April 12-13.  We have several BCRR members that are participating and they need your help with sponsorship.  Please consider sponsoring one or more of them:
Bob Kirkpatrick
Bruce Levy
Miriam Warner
Sheila Ramamurthy
Steve Hasson
Leslie Medley-Russell
Tina Reynolds

To donate, BCRR’s can go to www.MS150.org, click “Donate”, and type in the member’s name who they would like to sponsor.
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Any BCRR members who plan to run Crescent City Classic 10K or are visiting New Orleans on Saturday, April 19 (Easter weekend) are invited to "Cocktails in the Courtyard" from 5:30pm until 7:30pm that evening at the French Quarter Royal Street home of Cheryl Verlander and Chuck Bracht.  If you are planning to to attend, please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com for details as to the address and entry to the courtyard.

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm

Join us for a round of FREE laser tag thanks to Speedy’s Fast Track owners Chris Jordan and Vera Balic! 

Who:  BCRR vs. BARC 
What: Laser Tag (which is coming to Fast Track this summer, so we’re being invited to try it out for free before it’s ready for the masses!) When:  Friday, April 18th, 5-7pmWhere:  Speedy’s Fast Track www.houstonfasttrack.com1440 Hempstead Rd,  HoustonTX 77092 What else: We plan to order pizza from somewhere close by for those who are interested.  No alcohol allowed, but lots of great bars very close by before or after laser tag (Petrol Station, Karbach, etc). 
Why:  Because we’re overdue for a BCRR/BARC social!
 


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Beach to Bay Marathon Relay (May 17, 2014): BCRR's annual road trip and weekend get-away - get on the ball and organize your team!  http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

For those people who are first time Beach to Bay Participants, the BCRR teams usually stay at the Gulfstream Condominiums conveniently located right near the start of the race! The apartments are quite nice and are comfortable for 4-6 people.   Reserve now!!  Gas grills are available on site and many of the BCRR condos share a mixed grill on Saturday evening after the race. The Jacuzzi is always an interesting place to hang out. Info for the condo can be found here: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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SOCIAL CALENDER:

BCRR Awards Banquet, May 28th at St. Arnold's Brewery.  Come and celebrate BCRR's 30th Anniversary with great beer and barbeque.  

This is the time we give recognition to our members for running achievements, volunteer efforts, and elect next year's board of directors. The event will take place at the St. Arnold's Brewery located at 200 Lyons Avenue.

Admission to the Banquet is only $15 and includes a barbecue beef brisket or chicken dinner with potatoe salad, barbecue beans, green salad, bread, desert and of course all of the St. Arnold's beers on tap.  For vegetarians we will have a baked potato with vegetarian chili.  Please no outside alcohol allowed.

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Happy Hour (April 11, 2014, 7:00PM): Join us for happy hour:  Mixers & Elixirs - Yuri's night
Houston, we’ve detected signs of intelligent life… at Mixers and Elixirs!  Mingle with other smarties while enjoying music and drinks at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Celebrate the past, present and future of space exploration at our Yuri's Night party. The perfect way to celebrate everyone's inner astronaut, head over to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to mingle with other intelligent life forms while enjoying music and drinks. So grab your jet-pack - this party's sure to be out of this world.  
Who knows, you might just find your missing link.
Live music by:
Bagheera
 


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Houston Area Running Calendar (All official HARRA Races shown in purple)

APRIL 
TOUR DE BAYOU
This is a free HARRA-sponsored low-key cross country run that meets every Tuesday in April at 6pm.  These races are free and vary from 3 to 5 miles.
8:   White Oak Bayou 
15: TC Jester Park
22: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
29: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
Questions? Contact  Roger Boak
23:   L/P Run (Rice University) www.terlinguatrackclub.org

MAY
17:   Beach to Bay Relay (Corpus Christi) http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

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WEEKLY CLUB RUNS
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.   Afterwards stop by for coffee at Starbucks on Memorial Drive near the park.

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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) 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.com or 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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Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist. Call (832) 248-2339 and let him know you're a BCRR member when you book your appointment.

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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

BCRR This Week, March 31 through April 7, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY

Welcome new members Mark Brand, Mark Tidwell and Brie McCain

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Mark Miller (March 31), Scott Johnson (April 3), JoAnn Luco (April 3), Suzy Seeley (April 4), Larry Cullen (April 5), Heidi Zimmerman (April 5), Serai Abraham (April 6) and Andre Ditsch (April 7).   
* = New age group

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We had a big club turnout for the Bellaire Trolley Run on Saturday but were just a little short of the 100 BCRR runners we hoped for.  Thanks for all who attended and congratulations to the following runners who pick-up hardware:

Juka Smits: 1st 45-49
Camille Fitzsimmons: 3rd 60-64
Brenda Hilton: 2nd 65-69
Andrew Young: 3rd 30-34
Matt Nicol: 3rd 50-54
Scott Bounds: 3rd 60-64
Ben Harvie: 2nd 65-69
Fred Ward: 2nd 70-74

HARRA COMPETITION PROVISIONAL STANDINGS
Runner of the Season:  Results from the first two races of the HARRA Spring Series 
Club and Team Results so far… BARC and BCRR continue to duke it out with BARC ahead in Club and BCRR ahead in Team. Suspense builds...

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The MS 150 ride from Houston to Austin will be held on April 12-13.  We have several BCRR members that are participating and they need your help with sponsorship.  Please consider sponsoring one or more of them:
Bob Kirkpatrick
Bruce Levy
Miriam Warner
Sheila Ramamurthy
Steve Hasson
Leslie Medley-Russell

To donate, BCRR’s can go to www.MS150.org, click “Donate”, and type in the member’s name who they would like to sponsor.
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Any BCRR members who plan to run Crescent City Classic 10K or are visiting New Orleans on Saturday, April 19 (Easter weekend) are invited to "Cocktails in the Courtyard" from 5:30pm until 7:30pm that evening at the French Quarter Royal Street home of Cheryl Verlander and Chuck Bracht.  If you are planning to to attend, please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com for details as to the address and entry to the courtyard.

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm
Join us for a round of FREE laser tag thanks to Speedy’s Fast Track owners Chris Jordan and Vera Balic! 

Who:  BCRR vs. BARC 
What: Laser Tag (which is coming to Fast Track this summer, so we’re being invited to try it out for free before it’s ready for the masses!) When:  Friday, April 18th, 5-7pmWhere:  Speedy’s Fast Track www.houstonfasttrack.com1440 Hempstead Rd,  HoustonTX 77092 What else: We plan to order pizza from somewhere close by for those who are interested.  No alcohol allowed, but lots of great bars very close by before or after laser tag (Petrol Station, Karbach, etc). 
Why:  Because we’re overdue for a BCRR/BARC social!
 


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Beach to Bay Marathon Relay (May 17, 2014): BCRR's annual road trip and weekend get-away - get on the ball and organize your team!  http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

For those people who are first time Beach to Bay Participants, the BCRR teams usually stay at the Gulfstream Condominiums conveniently located right near the start of the race! The apartments are quite nice and are comfortable for 4-6 people.   Reserve now!!  Gas grills are available on site and many of the BCRR condos share a mixed grill on Saturday evening after the race. The Jacuzzi is always an interesting place to hang out. Info for the condo can be found here: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour (April 4, 2014, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at the RE:HAB Bar, 1658 Enid Street 77009  www.rehabar.com 
 
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Houston Area Running Calendar (All official HARRA Races shown in purple)

APRIL 
TOUR DE BAYOU
This is a free HARRA-sponsored low-key cross country run that meets every Tuesday in April at 6pm.  These races are free and vary from 3 to 5 miles.
1:   Spotts Park
8:   White Oak Bayou
15: TC Jester Park
22: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
29: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
Questions? Contact  Roger Boak
23:   L/P Run (Rice University) www.terlinguatrackclub.org

MAY
17:   Beach to Bay Relay (Corpus Christi) http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

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WEEKLY CLUB RUNS
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.   Afterwards stop by for coffee at Starbucks on Memorial Drive near the park.

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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) 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.com or 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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Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist. Call (832) 248-2339 and let him know you're a BCRR member when you book your appointment.

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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 24, 2014

BCRR This Week, March 24 through March 31, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Tom Radosevich (March 24), Duke Banerjee (March 24), Alonso Vargas* (March 26), Paul Schulz (March 29), Pamela Skaufel*(March 30) and Mark Miller (March 31).

* = New age group

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Congratulations to the following runners who pick-up hardware on Saturday in the Law Week 8K Race:
Ben Harvie, Roger Boak & Rich Vega

  • Heidi Zimmerman: 2nd Place 30-34
  • Tom Wille: 3rd Place 30-34
  • Juka Smits: 1st 45-49
  • Matt Nicol: 1st 50-54
  • Rob Walters: 3rd 50-54
  • Vicki Jones: 1st 60-64
  • Ben Harvie: 2nd 65-69
  • Rich Vega: 3rd 65-69
  • Gary Wood: 2nd 70-74

HARRA COMPETITION PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

Runner of the Season:  Results from the first two races of the HARRA Spring Series

Club and Team Results so far… BARC and BCRR continue to duke it out with BARC ahead in Club and BCRR ahead in Team. Suspense builds...

Sign up and run the Bellaire Trolley Run this Saturday.  We are trying to get 100 club members out for the run:

Reasons to run Bellaire:

1)      It is the flattest race course of the season
2)       It is same distance as one loop around memorial park;
3)      Because it is a double loop course you get to see all your friends at least twice;
4)      Parking is ez; and
5)      You get to venture outside the loop.

Please email your BCRR friends to help the turnout.

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Any BCRR members who plan to run Crescent City Classic 10K or are visiting New Orleans on Saturday, April 19 (Easter weekend) are invited to "Cocktails in the Courtyard" from 5:30pm until 7:30pm that evening at the French Quarter Royal Street home of Cheryl Verlander and Chuck Bracht.  If you are planning to to attend, please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com for details as to the address and entry to the courtyard.

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SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm

Join us for a round of FREE laser tag thanks to Speedy’s Fast Track owners Chris Jordan and Vera Balic!

Who:  BCRR vs. BARC

What: Laser Tag (which is coming to Fast Track this summer, so we’re being invited to try it out for free before it’s ready for the masses!)

When:  Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm

Where:  Speedy’s Fast Track www.houstonfasttrack.com
 1440 Hempstead Rd,  Houston, TX 77092

What else: We plan to order pizza from somewhere close by for those who are interested.  No alcohol allowed, but lots of great bars very close by before or after laser tag (Petrol Station, Karbach, etc).

Why:  Because we’re overdue for a BCRR/BARC social!

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Beach to Bay Marathon Relay (May 17, 2014): BCRR's annual road trip and weekend get-away - get on the ball and organize your team!  http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

For those people who are first time Beach to Bay Participants, the BCRR teams usually stay at the Gulfstream Condominiums conveniently located right near the start of the race! The apartments are quite nice and are comfortable for 4-6 people.   Reserve now!!  Gas grills are available on site and many of the BCRR condos share a mixed grill on Saturday evening after the race. The Jacuzzi is always an interesting place to hang out. Info for the condo can be found here: http://gulfstreamcondos.com

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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour (March 28, 2014, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at the Wakefield CrowBar, 954 Wakefield Drive, 77018 www.wakefieldcrowbar.com

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Houston Area Running Calendar (All official HARRA Races shown in purple)

MARCH
29: Bellaire Trolley Run: 5K: www.signmeup/97249
29-30: Texas Independence Relay: 200 Miles 8-12 people per team (Gonzales to San Jacinto Monument) www.texasindependencerelay.com

APRIL
TOUR DE BAYOU
This is a free HARRA-sponsored low-key cross country run that meets every Tuesday in April at 6pm.  These races are free and vary from 3 to 5 miles.
  • 4-1:   Spotts Park
  • 4-8:   White Oak Bayou
  • 4-15: TC Jester Park
  • 4-22: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
  • 4-29: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
Questions? Contact  Roger Boak

23:   L/P Run (Rice University) www.terlinguatrackclub.org

MAY
10:   Bayou Bash http://www.alrcus.org/Ourraces.htm
17:   Beach to Bay Relay (Corpus Christi) http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

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WEEKLY CLUB RUNS

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.   Afterwards stop by for coffee at Starbucks on Memorial Drive near the park.

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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) before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.

*******

Your BCRR Board!!! 

*******

Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist. Call (832) 248-2339 and let him know you're a BCRR member when you book your appointment.

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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