Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BCRR This Week, February 18 through 25, 2013



Last week's Valhalla tab was sponsored by Sam Pace and Rob Walters. Thanks for the libations!
Welcome New Members: Sandy Parker, Jordan Parker, Michael Lynch and Tracey Priem.

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Trey Beeman (February 20), Bob Entwhistle (February 21), Lisa Albrecht * (February 23), and John Koenig (February 25).  * =New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!

Packet Stuffing TONIGHT, Tuesday February 19, 2013; Museum Room, Memorial Park Golf Course 4:30 p.m. (HARRA points will be given for your volunteer time).

Packet Pick Up Dates/Locations:
Saturday March 2: Wespoint Lincoln, 11666 Katy Freeway, 11 am – 5pm
Sunday March 3: Fleet Feet, 6590 Woodway, noon- 5pm
Wednesday March 6: Specialty Healthcare and Wellness, 6750 West Loop South @ Bellaire, noon- 5pm
Thursday March 7: Whole Foods Market Montrose, 701 Waugh Drive, 11am – 7pm
Friday March 8: Fleet Feet, 6590 Woodway, 10am – 7pm 
(HARRA points will be given for your volunteer time)

Please contact Sam McMurtrey at Samantha_mcmurtrey@hotmail.com, or Joe Lengfellner at thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com and let us know when and how much time you can volunteer; Many thanks in advance.

Sheila Ramamurthy and Tom Wille cordially invite everyone to join them to watch the Oscars this Sunday evening.
When: February 24, 2013 Sunday, 5pm
Where: 4143 Dickson Houston TX 77007.
Parking: Street Parking
Food and Beverage: Bring your favorite foods and bring your own beverages. We'll provide some food and beverage but not sure if we will have the adequate amount of either.
Attire: Dress up Red Carpet Style or like your favorite movie character.


When we show up for races or other social events we just take for granted that there will be a big purple tent setup for us and if its cold there are always plenty of heaters to keep us warm and when we see the long line at the port-a-cans we smile because we know we are the only club in Houston with clean private port-a-cans with no line and no waiting.  This is all made possible by the efforts of superstar BCRR member; John Phillips.    John plans what equipment is needed, drives to the boat shed and loads it onto his trailer, gets up real early and hauls it all to the the event, sets every thing up, stays late and packs it all up on his trailer, then unloads all of the equipment back to the boat shed and puts it all away.  If you have never volunteered to help with race management you probably don't realize that he hauls even more gear than that to make money for the club to keep our dues low and parties less expensive.  John never complains and would probably keep doing this forever but due to an recent injury he is on longer able too.  He just had some surgery that will prevent him from lifting heavy things for a few months so if you don't want all of these luxuries taken away, the club needs your help.  

John will still be planning and transporting the equipment but needs our help with loading and unloading.  Many of the HARRA spring races will be on Saturday so John usually picks up the equipment on Friday from the boat shed.  We will be asking for volunteers to help with the gear for upcoming events to help keep things running smoothly so please if you want to continue to enjoy all of these creature comforts please volunteer when asked.   Our next event will be race management for the Darling Dash which is February 24th so we will need some help on Saturday to load the equipment at the boat shed.  If you are available to help John please reply to this message.   All BCRR club members should visit the boat shed at least once.  Its sort of a badge of honor to be able to say to the rest of the club members that "you've been to the boat shed."  Also the next time you see John please let him know how much you appreciate his efforts and not let him think we just take all he does for us for granted. 


BCRR had a large group run the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday.  You could not have asked for better weather for race day.  At the start of the race the temperature was 40 degrees, low humidity, no wind and clear skies.   The temperatures climbed to the upper 50s by the end of the race but light winds kept us very comfortable. 

We have approximately 10 BCRR members who are interested in the Le Marathon des Chateaux du Medoc on September 7, 2013.  Registration opens toward the end of February and is limited to 8,500 runners so if you have some interest, please reply to this message so you can receive further information about travel arrangements.
For more information visit the following link:

Please email your marathon or half-marathon stories and pictures to Chris McGrew at bcrr/news@gmail.comto put in the newsletter. Lauren Wilder also could use photos for her monthly Inside Texas Running article at laurenwilder@juno.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) before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter!


Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (March 1, 2013, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Liberty Station located at 2101 Washington Avenue. 

Running Calendar:


Darling Dash 5K (February 24, 2013): A BCRR managed/sponsored race in Sugar Land to benefit the As One Foundation.
  • Power In Motion start (February 27, 2013) 
  • Bayou City Classic 5K and 10K (March 9, 2013) The second HARRA race of the Spring Series!  When registering on line enter code 999999 to receive a $2 discount for the 10K or 5K race. (Note: only 10K counts for HARRA points)
  • Law Week 8K (March 23, 2013) The third HARRA race of the Spring Series! 
  • Bellaire Trolley Run 5K (April 13, 2013): The fourth HARRA race of the Spring Series! 
  • LP Run (April 17, 2013): The fifth HARRA race of the Spring Series!  
  • Bayou Bash (April 27): The sixth HARRA race of the Spring Series!

Wednesday (Rice University): Join us every Wednesday evening at Rice University for Sprints and Spirits. The group meets at the First Christian Church/School parking lot off Rice Blvd. (1628 Rice Blvd.) 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. Breakfast afterwards at Java Java911 W 11th St in the Heights.


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