Monday, May 2, 2016

BCRR Weekly Update: May 2nd to May 8th


HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS – 

Thank you to all who donated and volunteered at the Garage Sale this weekend! Money earned will be going towards entries to the Bayou Bash Relay!

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Wednesday, May 4th at Valhalla!!

Meet at Valhalla this Wednesday following the Bayou run for a tab sponsored by a secret runner!
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Happy Mother's Day to all the motherly figures in the club! We hope you enjoy a wonderful Sunday with a quiet run and much appreciation from your loved ones! 

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Bayou Bash Relay – Saturday, May 14th:


 Next up for the Spring Series: The Bayou Bash Relay!! The HARRA club competition is extremely close, so BCRR needs a big turnout at the relay to recapture the top spot! The club is covering the cost of racing for all members who are current with BCRR & HARRA. Your age group captains will be reaching out to you soon to help organize teams:

Open: Christina Jones – christinabcrr@gmail.com  & Andrew Young – young.andrew.joseph@gmail.com
Masters: Lisa Thompson - lisa@modernbb.com & Peter Griffiths - p_griffiths@bellsouth.net
Veterans: Kathleen Mahon - kmahon@bcm.edu & Alan Tillotson - alan.tillotson@hines.com
Ultra: Mike Mangan - mikemangan41@yahoo.com

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CALLING FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS!!!

Interested in helping support the club as an active member of the board? Know someone who could help this club keep growing and making an impact in the running community? Nominate yourself or someone to run as a member of the board. Open positions include:
·        President
·        Vice-President
·        Secretary
·        Treasurer
·        Members at Large
Reply to this email with nominations!

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HARRA RACE INCENTIVE

BCRR is continuing our race participation reward program. It’s designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation… a raffle of FREE entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the last race in the HARRA Spring Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Fall Series races. All BCRR members who are also HARRA members and ran at least one Spring Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Spring Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS: Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, mosey over to your computer and email your name and the Spring Series races you ran (relays count) to sgrahmann@gmail.com with the subject line “BCRR Raffle.” Runners can send emails after each race, or wait until after the final race to email their entries. Remember, for your race to be “raffle eligible” you must be a member of both BCRR and HARRA at the time of the race. The deadline to email entries is May 21, 2016. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR email for details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

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 Save the date for upcoming BCRR Events:

·        BCRR Spring Banquet @ St. Arnold’s– Wednesday, May 25th

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:

We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest members. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!!


BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Alan Tillotson – May 2nd        
·         Douglas Paddon-Jones – May 3rd       
·         Joe Conway, Ivy Martino, & Joan McGuirk – May 7th  
     
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
  
SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 Happy Hour – Public Services Wine & Whisky
(Friday, May 6th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Public Services Wine & Whisky (202 Travis St. Suite 100) – a wine and whisky bar located in the historic Houston Cotton Exchange Building.

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, May 8th, 2016) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh. 
  
HARRA SPRING SERIES 2016:

Date
Name
Location
February 21, 2016
Clear Lake
March 12, 2016
Downtown Houston (Sam Houston Park)
March 19, 2016
Downtown Houston (Hermann Square)
April 9, 2016
Bellaire City Hall
April 13, 2016
Rice University Track
May 14, 2016
TC Jester 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. 

Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 6:15 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:30 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). 

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. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-  p_griffiths@bellsouth.net

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 Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.

WORD FROM THE BIRD

See the latest newsletter 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 p_griffiths@bellsouth.net

BCRR Weekly Update April 25th to May 1st

HELLO BAYOU CITY ROAD RUNNERS - 


First Sunday of the Month Bayou Run & Breakfast!


Join us Sunday, May 1st for a break from the routine by running along the Buffalo Bayou.


Afterwards, join us for breakfast at Lola (1102 Yale St)!

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BCRR Garage Sale – April 29th and 30th:

Finish up your spring cleaning and bring your "treasures" over to the Modern B&B (4003 Hazard, Houston, 77098) between now and April 27th. 

We'll need volunteers to help us with the event at the Modern from 8:00 AM -2:00 PM.

Garage sale proceeds will pay for BCRR Bayou Bash entries for all our BCRR/HARRA active members. 
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Bayou Bash Relay – Saturday, May 14th:


Next up for the Spring Series: The Bayou Bash Relay!! The HARRA club competition is extremely close, so BCRR needs a big turnout at the relay to recapture the top spot! The club is covering the cost of racing for all members who are current with BCRR & HARRA. Your age group captains will be reaching out to you soon to help organize teams:

Open: Christina Jones, Andrew Young
Masters: Lisa Thompson, Peter Griffiths
Veterans: Kathleen Mahon, Alan Tillotson
Ultra: Mike Mangan

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CALLING FOR BOARD NOMINATIONS!!!

Interested in helping support the club as an active member of the board? Know someone who could help this club keep growing and making an impact in the running community? Nominate yourself or someone to run as a member of the board. Open positions include:
·        President
·        Vice-President
·        Secretary
·        Treasurer
·        Members at Large
Reply to this email with nominations!

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HARRA RACE INCENTIVE

BCRR is continuing our race participation reward program. It’s designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation… a raffle of FREE entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the last race in the HARRA Spring Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Fall Series races. All BCRR members who are also HARRA members and ran at least one Spring Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Spring Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS: Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, mosey over to your computer and email your name and the Spring Series races you ran (relays count) to sgrahmann@gmail.com with the subject line “BCRR Raffle.” Runners can send emails after each race, or wait until after the final race to email their entries. Remember, for your race to be “raffle eligible” you must be a member of both BCRR and HARRA at the time of the race. The deadline to email entries is May 21, 2016. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR email for details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

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 Save the date for upcoming BCRR Events:

·        BCRR Spring Banquet @ St. Arnold’s– Wednesday, May 25th

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS:

We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest members. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!!


BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Daniel Jason – April 25th       
·         Janet Sutton – April 29th      
·         Stephanie Morain – April 30th
·         Loris Fusi – May 1st         
     
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
  
SOCIAL CALENDAR:
 Happy Hour – D&T Drive Inn

(Friday, April 29th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at the D&T Drive Inn (1307 Enid St). Houston’s modern ice house in the Heights with over 50 beers on tap!

Sunday – Whole Foods – To Return Next Week!
  
HARRA SPRING SERIES 2016:

Date
Name
Location
February 21, 2016
Clear Lake
March 12, 2016
Downtown Houston (Sam Houston Park)
March 19, 2016
Downtown Houston (Hermann Square)
April 9, 2016
Bellaire City Hall
April 13, 2016
Rice University Track
May 14, 2016
TC Jester 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. 

Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 6:15 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:30 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). 

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. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-  p_griffiths@bellsouth.net

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 Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.

WORD FROM THE BIRD

See the latest newsletter here! 


 ******* 
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 p_griffiths@bellsouth.net