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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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: (August 29, 2014) Celebrate Chris McGrew's birthday with Happy Hour at the McGrew's residence: 1614 Dennis Street, Houston, 77004 at 6:30 p.m.  

Scrabble Run: Meet the BCRR board this Monday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. at the Picnic Loop. Join new members in a three mile loop around Memorial Park. At each mile marker, grab a Scrabble tile from one of your BCRR board members. At the end of the three mile loop, try your hand at creating a word. Prizes for the highest scoring word! 

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)

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

NEW WEEKLY CLUB RUN- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we'll head over to Petrol Station for $10 burgers, beer, and fries. 

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!!!

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. *******
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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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, 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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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 CALENDER:

Happy Hour: (August 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m.) Crisp at 2220 Bevis, Houston TX.

Splash & Dash: (August 20, 2014) Join us after our Wednesday social run at Chuck & Cheryl's house, 5314 Mandell Blvd. Cool off in the pool and enjoy some food and drinks in the company of great friends. 

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)

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

NEW WEEKLY CLUB RUN- Starting Monday, August 18th!!!  Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we'll head over to Petrol Station for $10 burgers, beer, and fries. 

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.
*******
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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BCRR This Week, August 12 through 18, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY

Welcome New Member; Allyson Serrao, Welcome Allyson!!!

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BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Lauren Castro (August 11), Brad Goodwin (August 12), Ralph Feniello (August 13), Brie McCain (August 15), Gail Webster (August 16), Rob Arnoldy (August 18) and Charles McGuirk (August 18). 
* = New Age Group

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Some of our members just returned from the Sonoma Water to Wine Race in Sonoma, California and they really represented the club well.  The following members made the trip and picked up some hardware and had a great time:

Andrew Kenworthy 1st place AG  8th overall
Sarah Schaft 1st place AG and a huge 4 minute PR on her 2nd half marathon ever, 9th place woman
Lisa Thompson 1st place AG
Avie Moss  2nd Place AG
Peter Griffiths 4th AG
Tom Willey 4th AG
Sheila Ramamurthy  5th AG
Lynn McGrew 5th AG

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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 CALENDER:

Alternative Happy Hour (August 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m.) Houston Escape Room, 2222 Bissonnet Street, 77005  We have about 10 members that are trying this out on Friday and if any of them escape they will try to be at the regular happy hour at 7:00 at the Volcano to give a full report.

Happy Hour: (August 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.) Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, Street, 77005 

Splash & Dash: (August 20, 2014) Join us after our Wednesday social run at Chuck & Cheryl's house, 5314 Mandell Blvd. Cool off in the pool and enjoy some food and drinks in the company of great friends. 

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)

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

NEW WEEKLY CLUB RUN, Starting Monday August 25th. 7:00 p.m.

We are going to start a new 3 mile recovery/new members run at Memorial park on Monday evenings at 7 pm meeting at the 0 mile marker.  The goal is eventually turn this into a couch to 5K group.  More details to follow.

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. *******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.commailto: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.

*******
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

Monday, August 4, 2014

BCRR This Week, August 4 through 11, 2014

HELLO BAYOU CITY

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BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to John (JP) Anderson (August 5th)*, Cheryl Verlander (August 6th)*, Christoph Eick (August 8th), Leslie Medley Russell (August 8th), and Hope Sellers (August 9th). 

* = 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


image

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...

Preview by Yahoo

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: (August 8, 2014) Nouvea Antique Art Bar, 2913 Main Street, Houston, 77002

Splash & Dash: Join (August 20, 2014) Join us after our Wednesday social run at Chuck & Cheryl's house, 5314 Mandell Blvd. Cool off in the pool and enjoy some food and drinks in the company of great friends. 

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

Alternative Happy Hour (August 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m.) Houston Escape Room, 2222 Bissonnet Street, 77005

Mark your calendars, folks. August 15 we have an alternative Happy Hour planned at the Houston Escape Room. The premise is, 10 people get locked in a room and you have 1h to solve the mystery and escape. We are booked for 6pm. Cost is $18 payable to Andrew, please tell me if you want to participate as I expect we will fill up. 

If you can't make it that early or don't want to participate, Volcano is one block away and regular HH will proceed there. I don't think there is any alcohol in the room, so the escapees will probably stop by after to celebrate. 

Check out details:
Houstonescaperoom.com
Yelp.com/biz/houston-escape-room-houston

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RUNNING CALENDER: 

August
10th   Sonoma Water to Wine Race, Sonoma, California,  www.runwinecountry.com 

September
27th   HARRA Cross Country Relay, Spotts Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

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
Wednesday at Rice University: 
Every Wednesday ev
ening 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.
*******
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.

*******
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