HELLO BAYOU CITY!
To all of you who participated in last Monday's Boston Marathon we are happy you all made it home safely. Unfortunately, what should had been a day of great joy and celebration ended up being a sad day for you and the running community. We wish you well with your training and hope you all get back to Boston again soon so you can fully experience the great joy of this great race like you truly deserve.
BCRR Birthdays This Week: Jordan Parker (April 23), Jason Daniel (April 26), Caryle Graydon (April 29), Lindsey Heinzman (April 29), and Janet Sutton (April 29). * =New Age Group
Have a very happy birthday!
NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 27 AT RICE STADIUM at 4 pm - Plan to attend the last race of the HARRA Spring Series, the Bayou Bash Relay followed by the HARRA Family Picnic. Many of our runners will be out of town that weekend, but BCRR can still represent!! If you have not yet formed your own team and want to run, please contact:
Lara Allen (Women 40-49) email@example.com
Kathi Mahon (Women 50+) firstname.lastname@example.org
Trey Beeman (Open Men) email@example.com
Mike Mangan (Men 60+) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosie Schmandt (Open Women, and Men 40-49, Men 50-59) email@example.com
We have team for you!
Not running? Volunteers are needed to help with the picnic...please contact Kathi Mahon.
It's also a good place to renew your HARRA membership for next year, Save $5.00!.
SAVE THE DATE: BCRR Awards Banquet, May 29, 2013, St. Arnold's Brewery, details to follow.
Nominations for the next BCRR Board will be held at Valhalla on Wednesday night. Do you love BCRR? Consider spending a year on the board. It is a rewarding opportunity to make an impact on the club and to see all of the pieces that come together to make this club successful. Election results will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 29th.
Chris Eick is fielding a Running Art Exhibit (Teams need to have 4+ runners) for the Houston Electric Run (http://electricrun.com/houston/) scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 9p in Reliant Stadium.
He would like to assemble a team/set of teams for the event, register for the race by May 9, and starting middle of June the team will be working on ideas for the exhibit and the exhibit itself. Send Chris an e-mail no later than Monday, May 6, if you are interested in participating in this endeavor .
Chris(toph) Eick e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Runners High Club has invited BCRR to their interclub picnic Saturday, May 25 4:30pm-8:30pm. The will have volleyball, horse shoes, bean bag toss, and food. They ask that you bring a dish. They will provide beer and frozen margaritas. Location: Memorial Park (Arnot & Haskell)
The BCRR Beach to Bay Marathon webpage is up and running (http://www.bcrr.org/corpus13.html).
Please let our webmaster know the status of your team and condo. Our website makes it easy to coordinate runners and roomies for the crazy Corpus Christi weekend. For new members, if you've never heard of this event...The Beach to Bay Relay Marathon is a six-person relay running event that totals 26.2 miles of beach, pavement, a little sweat, an occasional tear and a bunch of smiles. Beginning on the sands of North Padre Island, winding through Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and ending at McCaughan Park along Corpus Christi’s scenic Shoreline Drive, the course is divided into six-legs of roughly 4.4 miles each. Held on May 18th, Armed Forces Day, B2B proudly honors the men and women serving in our United States Military.
Want a destination marathon in your future, consider joining Steve and Susan Davis for American Discovery Trail Marathon (includes a half) in Colorado Springs, CO on Labor Day. This trail marathon is a USATF certified Boston Qualifier, easy to run for it is a slight downhill most of the way, very low key, and views of the Rocky Mountains. It makes a great start or finish for a fun vacation in the mountains. The Antler Hilton is a nice hotel with reasonable rates near the finish line and has a special bus to take you to the start. Susan used it as the perfect training run for the Chicago Marathon last year. For more information check out their website at http://www.adtmarathon.com
Please email your marathon or half-marathon stories and pictures to Chris McGrew at email@example.com to put in the newsletter. Lauren Wilder also could use photos for her monthly Inside Texas Running article at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com). The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 20th day of the month.
Want to know about local races, training runs and BCRR events? Just go to the BCRR Calendar.(https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=runwiththebird1%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter!
SUNDAY, MAY 5TH: The Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter is hosting the 6th annual Walk for Lupus NOW & 5k Run on Sunday, May 5th at Minute Maid Park. To register for the race please visit the following link:
OCTOBER 12TH: The Texas Mud Run 5K: http://westtexasmudrun.com/Mud_Run/Welcome.html
HARRA TOUR DE BAYOU: Stage 4 tomorrow (April 23rd) and Stage 5 on April 30th both at the Ho Chi Minh trail, Memorial Park Rugby Field.
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 somewhere.
Your BCRR Board!!!
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