Monday, October 8, 2012

BCRR This Week - October 9-15, 2012



Thanks to Ralph and Mary Feniello for sponsoring last week beer tab at Valahalla.  


Welcome new members Surena Matin and Elizabeth Frost


Memorial Park Loop Scrabble Run, Friday October 12, 2012, 6:30pm

Purpose: Alternative Sports “Happy” Hour


  1. Participants pick one letter tile and special holding bag (i.e. Ziplock) at the start, another tile every 1/2 mile along the course(1/2mi, 1mi, 1-1/2mi, 2mi, 2-1/2mi), and a tile at the finish for a total of 7 tiles.

  2. Runners then try to create a word (recognized by Webster's Standard Dictionary) per regular Scrabble rules. No proper nouns or foreign language allowed unless in Webster's.

  3. Runner(s) with highest scoring word wins. 
BCRR Members/Family/Friends welcome. All paces recognized this is NOT a race: Snacks and beverages will be served. Bring chairs if you have them. 6:30pm: Look for the tent across from the Tennis Center.


This Sunday October 14, 2012 - USA Space City 10-Miler, 7:00am, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard.  This is the second HARRA Fall Race.      

Since most of the club will be running this race on Sunday there will be no Gatorade or water for the River Oaks Run this Sunday morning.


HMSA CLASSICAL 25K AND 5K RUNNING COMMUNITY MIXER, TUESDAY 10/16 at 6:30 pm at the Fleet Feet in Rice Village. 

There will be food, beer and other beverages available. In addition, there will be a drawing for a free pair of Brooks running shoes (up to $110 value), a drawing for a free race entry, as well as special in-store discounts for those who attend. People can get questions answered about: injuries from the professionals at Plex, nutrition and athletic performance from Specialty Healthcare and Wellness, and running shoe fit from Fleet Feet and Brooks. The race committee/coordinators will also be present to answer questions about this year's races. Also, this is just before registration fees go up on the 18th of October, so it's a good way to get signed up for either the 25K or 5K at the lower rate. 

If you have not yet signed up for the HMSA St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital Classical 25K and Speciality Healthcare and Wellness 5K you can still do so and still save some money. Go to  and select Register Now.  At checkout enter the discount code CLUB to receive your $5 discount.


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 31.  Please volunteer now so everyone will not have to go without!!!

Thanks to Marilyn Blythe, Joe Lengfellner, Kate Philbrick and Tina Reynolds for volunteering for the first four weeks of October but we still need someone for October 31st.  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:   Rosanne Bulgarella (October 10), Graciela Nogueras (October 10), Bill Oliver (October 10), Katie Decker (October 14) and Mary Jane Savino (October 15).  *=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. 


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:

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! 


Tour de Bayou Races:  Every Thursday in October, 6:00 pm.  If you have not run any of the HARRA  Tour de Bayou races you should try to this month.  They are fun, hilly and free.   No entry fee, no t-shirt, no refreshments (bring your own if you want any).  But there is plenty of fun and runners with attitudes (good ones) and if you collapse and your heart quits beating one of the AEDs will zap you back to life.

Here are the dates and locations of the Practice Tour de Bayou series:

  1. Oct 4: Spotts Park
  2. Oct 11: Ho Chi Minh
  3. Oct 18: Allen Pkwy at Montrose (Dog Park)
  4. Oct 25: White Oak Bayou at Thelma

For more information go to:

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.


Social Calendar:

Alternative Happy Hour (October 12, 2012, 6:30PM): Scrabble Run Memorial Park. 

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


Your BCRR Board!


Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist who was with us at the Run-for-a-Reason event.  


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