Tuesday, December 11, 2012

BCRR This Week, December 10 through 17, 2012


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Cheryl Shaw (December 11), Glenn Alan Darrah (December 15), Matthew Reue* (December 16) and Tina Reynolds (December 16). *=New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!

We hope that all who ran the 30K race on Sunday felt good about their race despite the warm and humid conditions. We had a good number of BCRR runners who took home some hardware. Also thanks to all who volunteered at the Jingle Bell Run.

Social Calendar:

WEDNESDAY IS OUR 12/12/12 CELEBRATION: We will meet at the Rose Garden in River Oaks at 6:30 pm for an easy 4 mile run to enjoy the Christmas lights followed by a party at Lisa Thompson's Modern B & B (4003 Hazard Street). We will provide the beer, wine and soft drinks. For admission to the party we ask that you either contribute to the party food or a non-perishable food item to the Houston Food Bank.

Donate 12 cookies or 12 cupcakes or 12 appetizers or 12 appropriate snack items to the party.
Donate 12 cans of soup or 12 juice boxes or 12 cans of vegetables, 12 boxes of macaroni and cheese or 12 quarters or $12 to the Food Bank.

For those interested, a White Elephant Exchange will also take place. Please bring a wrapped, unmarked "present" with a $10 maximum price limit.

Running route printable map; interactive map

SATURDAY IS JOHN'S LOOOOONG RUN AND BREAKFAST starts at 6:30 am at 8211 Burkhart 77055. There is street parking but carpooling is encouraged. And the driveway holds many cars. RSVP via e-mail (jrphillips@comcast.net)

John provides the breakfast and it cost about $7-$8 a person so please donate to help John with the cost. Please donate a minimum of $5 and if you want to donate more feel free.

More info and maps here

SUNDAY IS THE BCRR Holiday Bash, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
If you want to attend you must RSVP by tomorrow.
Cadillac Bar Party Room
1802 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX
(713) 862-2020

This year's event includes soft drinks (cash bar for alcohol), appetizers, dinner, dessert, music, dancing, door prizes, and maybe a few surprises. People who volunteer for the Jingle Bell Run get a free drink ticket or pair of new BCRR socks - suitable attire for the holiday party as well as your next run.

Party Schedule:

5:30pm-6:30pm: Happy Hour (cash bar)
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!!!
Attire is party casual with extra style points for wearing purple!

**Please RSVP by tomorrow Dec 11, so that we can submit an accurate head count to the Cadillac Bar.  Also, if you have already signed up but are now unable to go, please let us know.
You can send your RSVP at rschmandt@yahoo.com

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 (bcrr.news@gmail.com). The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 20th day of the month.

SAVE THE DATE: January 10th, 6:30pm, BCRR Marathon Pasta Loading Party, Spaghetti Western

Want to know about local races, training runs and BCRR events? Just go to (https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=runwiththebird1%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago)

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 (bcrr.results@gmail.com) 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.

- January 13, 2013 - Chevron Houston Marathon

(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.) 

Santa Claus is coming to your town!
Santas will be filling the streets of Galveston, Texas on December 23, 2012! All participants receive a dri-fit santa shirt, hat, and beard to wear while running. There will be festive decorations, holiday music along the course, and even cookie & candy stations! Register today at ww.SantaHustleGalveston.com! For $5 off registration be sure to use coupon code TEXASSANTA.


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