Thanks to Kathi Mahon and Mary Kathryn Campion for sponsoring last week beer tab at Valhalla. This weeks tab will be sponsored by Peter Griffiths. Thanks!!!
Welcome to our newest member Carol Munyua! Welcome Carol!
BCRR Birthdays This Week: Andreas Grosse (October 24), Yolanda Farias (October 25), Ann Worrel (October 25),Ursula Spilger (October 26), Victor Aguirre * (October 28) and Sabrina Hurst (October 29).*=New Age Group
Have a very happy birthday!
This Sunday is the Luke's Locker & Koala Healthcare Houston Half Marathon and Relay Race. Nancy Greig will be hosting the post race party starting at 10:00am. Her house is located at 6122 Abington Way, which is two blocks west of T.C. Jester and one block south of W. 11th Street.
The club will be providing beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza. All you need to bring is a folding chair. Please park along the street and not in the driveway.
The Rockets Run is on Saturday November 10th 2012. The club always provides volunteers to work the race each year. This is one of the ways the club raises money to fund some of our social events. Please contact Susan Davis and volunteer today. email@example.com.
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SAVE THE DATE: 12/12/12 Details to follow.
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Tour de Bayou Race (Thursday October 25th 6:00PM): White Oak Bayou at Thelma
Wednesday (Rice University): Join us every Wednesday evening at Rice University for Sprints and Spirits. The group meets at 5:45 pm (run leaves at 6 pm). The Bayou Run (6.6 miles) is the usual route but there are shortcuts and alternative routes as well. All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla, a delightfully casual and economical watering hole, afterwards. Come on out! It's a great way to break up the stressful work week.
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, 6:30AM): 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.
The HARRA Fall Race Series: BCRR needs for you to run as many of the following races to score valuable points for the club for the HARRA Inter Club Competition. You must be a current HARRA member to earn points so if you have not joined please do so now.
- October 14, 2012 - USA Space City 10-Miler
- October 28, 2012 - Luke's Locker & Koala Healthcare Houston Half Marathon
- November 18, 2012 - HMSA St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital Classical 25K
- December 9, 2012 - Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K
- January 13, 2013 - Chevron Houston Marathon
Webmaster's Note: Only the race distances listed count for the HARRA competitions. Auxiliary races such as the half-marathon relay, 5K's, and the Aramco Half marathon that occur as part of these events do not count.
The 3rd Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza will be held at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Sunday, November 4, from 1 - 5. Prizes for Top Gun, Sportsmanship (the "Zwick Award") and Best Dressed (the "Sam Pace Award") - appropriate croquet attire not mandatory.Bring your own snacks and beverages. See you there!
Happy Hour (October 26, 2012, 6:30PM): Alabama Ice House.
If you'd like to be on the mailing list for the unofficial Happy Hour, please email Sam Pace
BCRR Christmas Party (Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:50 to 10PM): Cadillac Bar
Coming to the BCRR Christmas Party on December 16th? Help your board produce a custom BCRR Party Mix! Submit a song or two that you and your fellow BCRR friends would like to hear/dance to at our Christmas Party this year.
Send your selections (artist and title) to Chris Thompson (Bob Thompson, VP son). We hope the wide variety of music genres will entice you all to boogie on down come party time........be creative and have fun.
So far Chris has only received nine requests and five of those have been from one member.Hope you like "Play That Funky Music White Boy " because your going to be listening to it over and over again.Ever hear of the band 17 Hippies? You will soon.........Help!!!
Your BCRR Board!
Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist who was with us at the Run-for-a-Reason event.
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