Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BCRR This Week March 16th-22nd


Sorry for the delay, my mind seemed to have checked out for Spring Break. 

PLEASE NOTE that our Wednesday run at Rice University has changed effective immediately: Due to an increase in after school care, the First Christian Church cannot accommodate BCRR parking in the church lot until 6:30 when their childcare day ends.  Every Wednesday evening we will now begin our weekly runs at 6:30. 

If you choose to run before 6:30 please make alternate parking arrangements. Parking on Cherokee is free after 6:00 p.m. if you'd like to pre loop Rice. Please help us maintain our positive relationship with the church by respecting their needs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and flexibility with this. 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

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).

BCRR Birthdays: Happy birthday to Benjamin Emley & Paula Cassidy (March 16th), Susan Davis* & Kate Philbrick* (March 17th), Eric Cassidy (March 19th), Donald Daum, Brook McClain, & Gloria Osuna (March 21st), and Susan M. Elias (March 22nd). 

* = New Age Group

Save the date for  a Happy Hour Baby Shower!

Please join BCRR at the  home of Chuck and Cheryl 5314 Mandell Blvd. on Friday, March 27 at 6:00pm to celebrate the adoption of Daniel Alexander by club members Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy.

Contributions will be collected to purchase a jogging stroller so that they may continue to run with the group without excuses!

Looking forward to a fun evening. Please RSVP to caverlander@gmail.com

BARC/BCRR Clubs Run: 

June Harris will host a BARC/BCRR trail run on Sunday, April 12th at 6:30 a.m. at Miramar Park (1109 Hammer) in Seabrook, Texas. 

Happy Hour:  (March 2oth, 2015) Start the weekend off right with Happy Hour this Friday at Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet Street, Houston, 77006 at 6:30 p.m. 


21st- Law Week 8K, Downtown Houston at Sam Houston Park 

11th- Bellaire Trolley Run 5K, Bellaire City Hall 

22nd- LP Run (33 1/3 minutes), Rice University Track 

9th- Bayou Bash Relay, Bear Creek Park

*Underlined races denote HARRA Spring Series races. Participation in these races allows BCRR to remain competitive in HARRA Team Standings. 
Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

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): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us at Starbucks (Uptown Park and Post Oak Blvd) for coffee and conversation. 
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) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29>  before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.

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