Monday, September 17, 2012

BCRR This Week - September 17 - 24, 2012


Thanks to all of the generous Virgos for sponsoring last weeks beer tab and party at Valhalla and a special thanks to Susan Cita for coordinating this event.


SAVE THE DATE: Sunday December 16, 2012, BCRR Christmas Party, Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd, 5:30-10.


BCRR needs you! If you run on Wednesday night and enjoy cold Gatorade, water and snacks post run, please volunteer to be part of the hydration team at least once per year. We supply the coolers, Gatorade and cups, you supply the labor! How can you help? Its simple, just visit the following link and sign up for your turn:

Thanks to Lisa Thompson, Loris Fusi-Goldberg, Alonso Vargas, Peter Griffiths and Susan Cita for volunteering hydration duty for the month of September and Marilyn Blythe and Joe Lengfellner for volunteering for the first two weeks of October. The club still needs volunteers for October 17, 24 and 31 or you will have to do without. When you sign-up please remember to make arrangements with the persons that will be volunteering for pick-up the week before and after your turn so you can coordinate the transfer of the cups and coolers. If you are a regular Wednesday runner please sign up today or contact Eric Pace, Hydration Czar for more information


The HARRA Cross Country Relay is on September 29, 2012. This is the first race of the HARRA fall series and we need your participation in order to score points for the club. Pace does not matter only your participation. Each team is made up of 4 runners for a 2 mile leg. Awards will be given to the top three teams in each division. Your must be a HARRA Member to score points for our club. If you are not a HARRA member please join now at the following links:

online signup:
download application:

If you do not have a team and would like to help the club earn points please contact your division captain:

Open Women, Mixed Open and Mixed Masters (over 40): Lisa Thompson,
Open Men and Masters Men (over 40): Trey Beeman, treybeeman@gmailcom
Masters Women (over 40): Sam McMurtery,
Masters Men (over 40): Tim McGuirk,
Veteran Women (over 50) and Senior Women (over 60): Susan Davis,
Veteran Men (over 50): David Piper,
Senior Men (over 60) and Grand Master Men (70+): Mike Mangan,

Visit the BCRR Relay Page or

for more information. Contact your team captain and get on a team today.


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Cathy McGlohn (September 18), James Castellanos (September 20), Udo Heginger (September 21), Mick Midkiff (September 21), Chuck Bracht (September 22), Derold Maney (September 22) and Emily Brabo (September 24) *=New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!


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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!


Our FIRE SALE has been a great success and inventory is getting low so you need to buy soon. We have technical shirts with BCRR logos all are now priced at only $5 each. Please contact Rosie if you would like to take advantage of this great offer


Running Calendar:

Wednesday (Rice University): Join us every Wednesday evening at Rice University for Sprints and Spirits. The group meets 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. Meet for breakfast afterwards at Empire Cafe, 1732 Westheimer Road.

The HARRA Fall Race Series: BCRR needs for you to run as many of the following races to score valuable points for the club for the HARRA Inter Club Competition. You must be a current HARRA member to earn points so if you have not joined please do so now.

September 29, 2012 - Cross Country Relay
October 14, 2012 - USA Space City 10-Miler
October 28, 2012 - Luke's Locker & Koala Healthcare Houston Half Marathon
November 18, 2012 - HMSA St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital Classical 25K
December 9, 2012 - Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K
January 13, 2013 - Chevron Houston Marathon

Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (September 28, 2012, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Onion Creek located at 3106 White Oak Drive (713) 880-0706. If you'd like to be on the mailing list for the unofficial Happy Hour, please email Sam Pace at


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