Monday, October 20, 2014

BCRR This Week October 20th- 26th

HELLO BAYOU CITY and Happy Monday!


Welcome New Members: Leslie Cislo! We look forward to seeing you at our next run or social event! 

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Jim Knievel (October 20th), Raymond Verm* (October 21st), Jennifer McKay (October 22nd), and Yolanda Farias (October 25th). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDER:

Happy Hour:  (October 24, 2014) Join us at Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd, Houston, 77018 at 6:30 p.m. 

SAVE THE DATE: Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at Valhalla to stuff race packets for Alex's 5K. Any and all all help is greatly appreciated. 

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

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RUNNING CALENDER: 

October

26th  Houston Half Marathon, Sam Houston Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)  If you're not racing this Sunday, come out and cheer on your BCRR buddies along the course! 

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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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 

Saturday, October 25, 2014- John Phillips needs your help at 2:00 p.m. at Sam Houston Park downtown to set up the tent for Sunday's half marathon. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014- Save the date to volunteer and/or run Alex's 5K at Tom Bass Park in Pearland. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014- Save the date to volunteer at the Rockets Run. Please contact Sam McMurtry if you can help at:  
samantha_mcmurtrey@hotmail.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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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BCRR This Week October 13th - 19th

HELLO BAYOU CITY!


Welcome New Members:  Andrea Arcila! We look forward to seeing you at our next run or social event! 

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Katie Decker & Glen Lyons (October 14th), Mary Kathryn Campion (October 17th), and Kathleen Mahon* (October 18th). 

* = New Age Group

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SOCIAL CALENDAR:

Happy Hour: Join us on Friday, October 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet (2408 Rice Blvd.) in Rice Village for the Alex's 5K Mixer. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served! We'll head to Gingerman (5607 Morningside Drive) after that to continue the merriment. 

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

BCRR Croquet Extravaganza: The Sixth Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza will be held at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Saturday, November 8th, from 1:30 to 5. This will also be a volunteer appreciation party for the Alex 5K volunteers! BYOB – snacks provided. Prizes for Top Mallet (the John Phillips Award), Best Dressed (the Sam Pace Award), and Sportsmanship (the Zwick Award). Family and friends welcome. Dinner afterwards at a location TBD. For information or if you have any questions contact Dave Piper at dspiper@aol.com.  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all!

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RUNNING CALENDAR: 

October
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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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  

We need volunteers to help us man water stations, call mile splits, and serve as road guards at Alex's 5K on Saturday, November 1st at 6:30 a.m. Please contact Kathi Mahon atkmahon@bcm.edu to volunteer! Your support is sincerely appreciated. 

We need volunteers to help us man water stations, call mile splits, and serve as road guards in this year's Rockets Run on Sunday, November 9th at 6:00 a.m. Please contact Sam McMurty to volunteer! Your support is sincerely appreciated. 

BCRR is the Race Management for this years Rocket’s Run.Date:  Sunday November 9
Toyota Center
 
I am recruiting volunteers for the above race; as some of you know a few of those positions are quite fun!  Road Guards, Water Station Captains, Course Set Up, etc....... Rockets Girls 

I understand we are in the middle of Marathon Training and Sunday is often your long run for the week.  BCRR will host an alternative long run; Saturday November 8 in order to accommodate the Rockets Run with volunteers 

Fees received for Race Management keep your BCRR dues to a minimal and fund hosting many of our after race parties and or alternative events.

It will be a glorious morning.  Come out and give back to our running community by volunteering.

We encourage family and friends to volunteer also.

Please say yes!

You can find me as sammack1967@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.

Space City 10 Miler Results: 

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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!!! 
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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.comlmiaha@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BCRR This Week October 6th-12th

HELLO BAYOU CITY!


Welcome New Members: Fred Ward, Kristen Kozlowski, Chip DuMound, Stephanie Martch, and Stina Frederiksen. We look forward to seeing you at our next run or social event! 

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Hardeep Thind (October 6th), Tim & Joan McGuirk (October 8th), Rosanne Bulgarella, Graciela Nogueras, & Greg Figueroa (October 10th), and Raymond Foltz (October 11th). 

* = 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:  (October 10, 2014) Bosta Coffee & Wine, 1801 Binz Street , Suite 130, 77004, 7:00 p.m. 

SAVE THE DATE: Join us on Friday, October 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet in Rice Village for the Alex's 5K Mixer. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served!

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

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RUNNING CALENDER: 

October
12th  Space City 10 Miler, University of Clear Lake, (HARRA Fall Series Race) For more information or to sign up visit the race's website: http://ontheruntx.com/10miler/ 

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.  

******* 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.

Tornado's Cross-Country Relay Results: 

Open Men
Purple Thunder 1:06:54

Open Women
1st #youjustgotbeatbyaWhoa-man 54:44
5th BCRR STNS 1:03:40

Open Mixed 
3rd KAPINO 1:07:38

Master Men
3rd Bounders 53:00
6th BCRR Team 2 59:14

Master Women
2nd BCRR Speedsters 2 1:14:05
4th BCRR Speedsters 1 1:20:47

Veteran Men
4th BCRR Team Gold 56:26
6th BCRR Team White 1:07:28
8th BCRR Purple 1:09:28

Veteran Female
2nd BCRR Checkered Past 1:17:37
4th BCRR Paisano Princesses 1:26:22

Senior Male
4th BCRR 1:17:43

Senior Women
1st BCRR Dreamsicles 1:17:45

Way to get out there and run, BCRR!

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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!!! 
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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.comlmiaha@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

BCRR This Week September 29th - October 5th

HELLO BAYOU CITY!


BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Bob Kirkpatrick (September 29th), April Murphy  & Heather Carlson (October 1st), Mark Conran & Mary Feniello (October 3rd), Todd Gilbreath & Melissa Swanson (October 4th), and Hristelina Ilieva (October 5th). 

* = 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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Join or Renew
There are two ways to join, or renew with, the club. Sign up ON-LINE HERE with a credit card using our secure, instant on-line membership form, provided by Sign-Me...

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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 CALENDAR:

Happy Hour:  (October 3, 2014)
This week's Happy Hour has been moved to Petrol Station, 985 Wakefield Drive, Houston, 77018 at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you out!


A special thanks to Andrew & Tina for hosting Virgos do Vahalla at their house last Wednesday and to Susan Cita for wowing as the grill master!

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

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RUNNING CALENDAR: 

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. 

******* 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.

Congratulations to all of the runners who raced the cross-country relay on Saturday at Spotts Park! Results will be posted in next week's update! 

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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.

 ******* 

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.comlmiaha@gmail.com