Thursday, October 4, 2012

BCRR This Week - October 1-8, 2012


Great job by our BCRR teams who showed up under less than optimal conditions to run a muddy X-country relay!

Final results will be posted shortly. To ensure that everyone who showed up to run gets full credit for their BCRR points, I would like to ask the team captains to forward their final rosters to me. I will compile a list and will forward the names to Don Brenner, our pointsmaster. Also, if you showed up ready to run, and didn't make it on a BCRR team, we need your name too!

Your team spirit is truly appreciated!

Rosie -


Thanks to Wim Burgers for sponsoring last week beer tab at Valahalla.

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:
We still need volunteers for October 17, 24 and 31. Please volunteer now so everyone will not have to go without!!!

Thanks to Marilyn Blythe and Joe Lengfellner for volunteering for the first two weeks of October. 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


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Mark Conran (October 3), Mary Feniello * (October 3), Todd Gilbreath (October 4), Mike Walker (October 5), Hardeep Thind (October 6), Gwen Weddington (October 7) and Tim McGuirk (October 8). *=New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!

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.
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 Whole Foods 701 Waugh Drive.

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.

  • 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 (October 14, 2012, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Petrol Station located at 985 Wakenfield Drive (713) 957-2875. If you'd like to be on the mailing list for the unofficial Happy Hour, please email Sam Pace at


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


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