Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BCRR This Week, February 25 through March 4, 2013



Welcome new members: Saba Abutaseh, Helen Tellegen and Jackie Blanck.

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Ali Berry (February 26), Flo Mangan (February 26), Molly Regan (February 28), Rosie Schmandt, BCRR President (March 2) and Nancy Greig (March 3)
* =New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!

The beautiful and daring BCRR celebrity Lisa Thompson hosted a star-studded Oscar Party at the opulent Modern B&B this Sunday evening. The hostess wore a stunning "vintage" sequined Marchesa gown on the red carpet. Also seen amongst the numerous BCRR stars,starlets and fashionistas were at least two (of 7 known) James Bonds, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper and noted Hollywood gossip columnists Hedda Hopper (ask your gramma about her), while Veteran BCRR star, Scott Bounds, sported his "best red carpet" attire and was voted best-dressed for the evening. BCRR once again thanks Lisa T for hosting another fabulous event. Check our facebook site for photos...

On Oscar morning (Sunday) BCRR once again provided flawless race management for the Darling Dash 5K in Sugar Land. Peter Griffiths (star of Family Guy) and Scott Johnson (son of actor Don Johnson) answered the call for volunteers to load the equipment on trailer on Saturday.

Veteran director John Phillips, (with one arm tied behind his back) received an Oscar for directing an all star supporting cast of Rosie Schamndt, Lara Allan, Kathi Mahon, Sam Pace, Trey Beeman, Don Brenner, Jonathan Zwickel and Bob Thompson (who basically did most of the work) keeping the volunteers on track, out of trouble and the race running smoothly. Executive producer Mike Mangan who brought the club this project, received a standing ovation and picked up an Oscar for his cameo performance as the mysterious "Important Looking Guy."

Thanks to all who helped and we will see you all again next year!!!

John Phillips will need some help loading equipment for the Bayou City Classic 5K & 10K on Thursday March 7 and Friday March 8th.   He will be bringing the club tent and our private portacans for all of us running the race.  If you have never volunteered or have not volunteered we need you now.  Please contact John or reply to this message if you can help.  jrphillips@comcast.net

Not interested in speed and want to run the Bayou City Classic Race for fun (and still win a trophy)? We are looking for participants in a "yellow jersey" current events themed centipede. Contact June Harris or Rosie Schmandt. We'd love to have you!!

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. (webmaster's note: Registration is now open, so if you want to go, signup ASAP!)
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 Stationlocated at 2101 Washington Avenue. 

Running Calendar:

  • 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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