Thursday, September 26, 2013

BCRR This Week, September 23 through 30, 2013


Welcome New Members: Donald Daum, Claire Daum, Colleen Tice, Alan McClain, Camille Fitzsimmons, Gregory Baker, Alicia Garcia, Bill Richards, Raymond Foltz and Megan Rozelle.


Thanks to the Virgos for picking up the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday.  Special thanks to Susan Cita for once again coordinating this really great annual party and for preparing and providing all of the food.


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Kelly Blott (September 23), Richard Kelly (September 23), Emily Brabo (September 24), Peter Griffiths (September 25), Alexandra Paddon-Jones (September 27) and Bob Kirkpatrick (September 29).   * = New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!!


Can you host a BCRR post-race party for the Houston Half Marathon (October 27th)?  We'll supply the beverages and will donate towards a food purchase.  All we need is a venue!  Please let Rosie know (


The first race of the HARRA Fall Series is the Tornados X-Country Relay to be held this Saturday, September 28th at 5pm @ Spotts Park.  This race is always a fun time and has a great post-race party.  If you can run (or walk) 2 miles, we ‘d love to have you on a team representing BCRR!

We still need volunteer captains for: Mixed Teams, Open Women, Masters Men and Grand Masters Women.   If you are interested in helping us out, please send Rosie an email (

Age groups and volunteer captains are:

Open (Under 40)
Men: Trey Beeman:
Women : ?

Masters (40-49)
Men: ?
Women: Lisa Thompson:

Senior (50-59)
Men: Dewey Gutrie:
Women: Kathi Mahon:

Grand Masters (60+)
Men: Mike Mangan:
Women: Kathi Mahon:

Mixed teams are also welcome.

If you already have a team, please let Rosie know who is on your team so you can collect on your HARRA/BCRR points.   Remember, you must have both current HARRA and BCRR memberships for your whole team to count.
Due to construction along San Felipe the River Oaks Sunday Run temporarily changed.    We will run River Oaks Backwards and John will mark a 5 mile turnaround point for those who want to run 10 miles.  If you want to do more you can run to the gas station water stop and just reverse your route back to the park and get in around 14 miles.  The water and Gatorade will be at the normal locations.

Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (September 27, 2013, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Local Pour, 1952 West Gray Street,   Happy Hour prices until 9pm.  See you there!


 Running Calendar:  (All official HARRA Fall Race Series shown in purple)


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.   Afterwards stop by for coffee at Starbucks on Memorial Drive near the park.

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 ( 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 ( The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 20th day of the month.

Your BCRR Board!!!


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