Monday, November 5, 2012

BCRR This Week: November 5 through 12, 2012


BCRR Birthdays This Week:  Larry Lindeen (November 9), Nancy Reuter (November 10), Sarah Harrington (November 11),  and Lisa Foronda (November 12). *=New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!


Thanks to all of you who have volunteered this Saturday for the Rockets Run.    Although we have nearly reached our goal we could still use more a few more volunteers.   Please contact one of our volunteer coordinators Sam McMurtrey ( or Susan Davis ( and volunteer today.   For those of you who volunteered you will be receiving race day instructions from Sam and Susan this week.   Parking in the Toyota Center parking garage is free on race day.


Looking for a volunteer to make Gatorade for the Rose Garden next Sunday Nov. 11.
Rosie will bring cups, jugs and Gatorade to Valhalla on Wednesday.


One of our newest members Hana Shoup; who is profiled in the latest edition of Word from the Bird, is extending a special invitation to her friends in BCRR to attend an open house at her studio this Saturday from 2-5pm.   She will have drawings, prints and paintings on display and will be actively painting during the open house.   Her studio is in a redeveloped warehouse building containing about 75 artists studios who will also be participating in the open house.  She is located in Studio 110, 1824 Spring Street which is located within proximity to Downtown at the corner of Spring and Silver Streets.

For more information about this event visit

So volunteer for the Rockets Run in the morning and visit Hana's studio for a tour afterwards.


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.


SAVE THE DATE: 12/12/12 - Details to follow.


Want to know about local races, training runs and BCRR events?   Just go to or


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!


Running Calendar:

Wednesday (Rice University): Join us every Wednesday evening at Rice University for Sprints and Spirits. The group meets at the First Christian Church/School parking lot off Rice Blvd. (1628 Rice Blvd.) 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.  Breakfast afterwards at Whole Foods.

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.
Webmaster's Note: Only the race distances listed count for the HARRA competitions. Auxiliary races such as the half-marathon relay, 5K's, and the Aramco Half marathon that occur as part of these events do not count. 
Social Calendar:

The 3rd Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza will be held at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch this Sunday November 11, 2012 from 1 - 5.    Prizes for Top Gun, Sportsmanship (the "Zwick Award") and Best Dressed (the "Sam Pace Award") - appropriate croquet attire not mandatory.

Bring your own snacks and beverages. See you there!


BCRR Christmas Party (Sunday December 16, 2012, 5:30 to 10PM):   Come help celebrate a fun-filled evening with family and friends at the 2012 BCRR Holiday Bash at Cadillac Bar located at 1802 Shepard Dr, Houston, TX on December 16, from 5:30pm to 10pm. This year's event includes soft drinks (cash bar for alcohol), appetizers, dinner, dessert, music, dancing, door prizes, and maybe a few surprises.

Party Schedule:

5:30pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour (cash bar) with Chips, Salsa, Queso, and Chicken Flautas

6:30pm-8pm: Dinner Buffet - Beef Enchiladas and Veggie Enchiladas, Rice, Beans, and Dessert. Unlimited iced tea and soft drinks included. Cash Bar for alcohol.

8pm-10pm: Dancing, Door Prizes, and Fun Filled Merriment!!!

Please RSVP early at ?; Cost is $30 for members and guests if you RSVP before Dec 1, $35 before Dec 10, and $40 Dec 11 to the party. Attire is party casual with extra style points for wearing purple.


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