Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Where in the World is Alex's 5K Race Shirt?

Alex's 5K will be held this year on November 1st, 8AM at Tom Bass Park. You can find the details at www.alex5k.com

Meanwhile, have you checked out our photo album "Where in the World is Alex's 5K T-shirt" on the Alex5K Facebook page?  Well, in case you haven't, here is a slideshow of all the places it has been in the last 2 years:



In case you aren't yet impressed, here is a world and North American map of all the places our shirt has been and people and sights seen. 
WORLD VIEW

USA AND CANADA
Thanks to everybody for submitting photos and keeping our race (and shirt) close to your hearts. If you have photos to add to our collection, please post them on the BCRR or Alex5k Facebook pages.

Can't wait to see what this year's race shirt will look like!

Monday, September 15, 2014

BCRR This Week, September 15th through 21st, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY!

Welcome to our new member:   Charlos, Ward, Lee Riley, Jonathan Riley, Julian Riley, Jacqueline Barran, Jacob Egly, and Susan Young.  We are thrilled to have you in the club and look forward to running with you soon!

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to John Fredrickson & Ananya Srikanth (September 15th), Wim Burgers* & Zoe Paddon-Jones (September 16th), Loue Fragoso (September 17th), Cathy McGlohn (September 18th), James Castellanos (September 20th), and Udo Heginger & Kristin Goff (September 21st). 

* = New Age Group

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It's that time of year!!  Don't forget to renew your BCRR dues, either online, by mail or in person.  Membership forms can be found at:  Join or Renew


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If your HARRA membership is current, prices are still $20 for individual memberships, $25 for family memberships (CHEAP!!).  Add $5 if you are not a HARRA member.  We will have paper applications this week at Valhalla if you want to pay in person.   This is also a great opportunity to update your contact information (address, phone, email) for our roster.

SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour:  (September , 2014) West Alabama Ice House, 1919 West Alabama, Houston, 77098, 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday Tab at Valhalla: Join J.P. at Vahalla on September 17th to celebrate his birthday. 


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

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RUNNING CALENDER: 

September
27th   HARRA Cross Country Relay, Spotts Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)
The first race of the Fall Series, the HARRA XC Relay is just around the corner! Join us for a fun 4 x 2 mile relay and a great post-race party at Spotts Park on Saturday September 27 at 5pm. Don't have a team? No problem, just email your age group coordinator:
Open Women: Heidi
Open Men: Andrew
Masters Women: Anna
Masters Men: Alonso
Veteran Women: Kathi
Veteran Men: Joe
Grand Masters Men: Mike

October
12th  Space City 10 Miler, University of Clear Lake, (HARRA Fall Series Race)
26th  Houston Half Marathon, Sam Houston Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

November
1st   Alex's 5K, Tom Bass Park
16th HMSA Classical 25K, Wortham Center, Fish Plaza, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

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 7:00 p.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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BCRR CLOTHING IMPRINTING!!! Bring your clothes to Valhalla, the O mile marker on Sundays, or The Modern B&B at 4003 Hazard Street by September 24th to imprint your clothes with the BCRR logo. It's a great way to increase your purple wardrobe at only $5 a garment. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Joe Sellers needs 25 volunteers for Badges and Bases, September 27th at 8 a.m. Give back to a gentleman who helps us put on some incredible local races. Please contact Susan Cita the volunteer coordinator if you can help.  susancita.bcrr@gmail.com
 ******* 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.com
mailto: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!!! 
******* 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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Monday, September 8, 2014

BCRR This Week, September 8th through 14th, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY!

Welcome to our new member:   Maribel Anaya. We are thrilled to have you in the club and look forward to running with you soon!

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Vivian Dunlop, Rhonda Emerson, & Warren Sorrell (September 9th), Jill Fragoso (September 10th), Lauren Hammang* (September 12th), and John Johnston (September 14th). 

* = New Age Group

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BCRR This Week, September 1st through 7th

HELLO BAYOU CITY & Happy Labor Day!

Welcome to our new members:   Veda Graves and Cody Blazek. We are thrilled to have you in the club and look forward to running with you soon!

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Camille Fitzsimmons & Kaitlin Wasko (September 1st), Mike Grimes (September 2nd), Bruce Levy (September 3rd), Michelle Wolpert & Debbie Abutaseh (September 4th), Japheth Nyabiosi & Ryan Coogler (September 5th), Lara Allen, Susan Cita, Kathy Ellis, & David Piper (September 6th), and Michael Parker (September 7th). 

* = New Age Group

Monday, August 25, 2014

BCRR This Week, August 25th-31st

HELLO BAYOU CITY

Welcome to our new members:  Camille Koska and Will Henderson. We are thrilled to have you in the club and look forward to running with you soon!

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Bridget Tabourne (August 21st), Dewey Guthrie (August 25th), Mike Crowley (August 26th)*, Sara Schaft (August 26th), Landon Shaft (August 26th), Karen Skweres (August 27th), Kathryn Vidal (August 27th), Lorraine Becker (August 27th), Brenda Gonzalez (August 28th), Chris McGrew (August 29th), and Arlene Ali (August 29th). 

* = New Age Group

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BCRR This Week, August 18 through 24, 2014.....Splash & Dash on Wednesday

HELLO BAYOU CITY

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Eric Faria, Harold Kaufman, & David Nemoto! Each of them is celebrating their birthday on August 20th! 

* = New Age Group

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