Monday, January 2, 2017

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: January 2nd to January 8th

E: January 2nd to January 8th


Hope you all survived a wild New Year's Eve at the Modern! Thanks Lisa for ending the year with a bang! 
BCRR - get ready to set records running in the new year!!
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Join us for a BCRR annual tradition Sunday, January 8th
Instead of running the usual River Oaks Route, our Sunday run with be the last 6 miles of the marathon (from Memorial Park to the GRB) and back for a total of 12 miles! Since it's an out and back course, it's easy to run as little or as much of the 12 miles as you want! We will meet at 6:30 am on Sunday morning at the Tennis Center as usual. It's a great way to envision crossing the line one week later. See you there!

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BCRR Shirts!!

We will have singlets, t-shirts, and long sleeve BCRR tech shirts available for sale at Valhala in January. Just in time to represent BCRR in the marathon! 

$10 –Singlets & T-shirts
$15 – Long Sleeve
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 Chevron Houston Marathon Information

Pasta Loading Party – Friday, January 13th
The location of the party is TBD based on the number of interested members. Please reply to the email to RSVP. Additional information to be provided soon!

BCRR will have 2 sponsored Hoopla Stations. Please email the host below to help cheer on your fellow runners:
·        Mile 13: Hosted by Katie Decker -
·        Mile 20: Hosted by Susan Cita -

Gear will be collected Sunday morning at GRB by Lynn & Chris McGrew to be delivered to the Hoopla stations. Please place items in a bag, labeled with your preferred aid station drop.

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Seeing that the Mardi Gras Season is upon us,
Da’ Krewe de Marathon would like to invite everyone to
The BCRR Post Marathon Party
 326 Terrace Avenue
Sue & Alan’s Home
Pool, Hot Tub, Showers
Jambalaya, Red Beans, Salad & Snacks
Beer, Wine, & Margaritas
NFL Football Playoffs
January 15, 2017

BCRR Member Cost: $10.00
Guest Cost $15.00
*Volunteers needed for money collection at the door & post-party clean up*

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La Fete de SuperBowl Chez Rue de Terrace

Sue and Alan will also be hosting a Superbowl Party (for those not lucky enough to get tickets) on Sunday, February 5.  The event will start about 1 to 1-1/2 hr. or so prior to kick off. Food, drinks, beer, wine, etc. will be provided.  Maybe a small 10 x 10 pool for quarter ending scores. Let Sue and Alan know if anyone is interested in the hot tub. Please RSVP by noon Friday February 3 so they can get an estimate on the number of guests.

Location:  Sue & Alan’s House, 326 Terrace, Houston 77007
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September 17, 2016
Spotts Park
October 9, 2016
Univ of Houston Clear Lake
October 30, 2016
Sam Houston Park
November 13, 2016
Wortham Center Plaza
December 11, 2016
Sugarland Town Square
January 15, 2017
George R Brown Convention Center

We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our newest members! We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event!! 

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:
·        Vicki Jones – January 2nd
·        Katrina Zick* & Susan Latimer – January 6th
Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Around the Corner 
(Friday, January 6th,  2017) Please join us this Friday at Around the Corner (1510 Hutchins St.) for Happy Hour! Yes that’s the name, not just the location! It has a great porch to enjoy a cold beer and view of the downtown skyline!

Sunday – Whole Foods 

(Sunday, January 8th, 2017) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh.


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. 

Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday  evening we meet at 6:30 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:40 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). 

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. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-  p_griffiths@

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 Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.


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