Monday, March 25, 2013

BCRR This Week, March 25 through April 1, 2013



BCRR Birthdays This Week: Alonso Vargas (March 26), Doug Carlisle (March 30) and Mark Miller (March 31)

Have a very happy birthday!


This was such a busy event weekend, so BCRR was spread all over the map!

At the Law Week Run on Saturday, despite the warm weather and small crowd, BCRR was represented well, with several age group winners! We're still waiting for the final results to be posted. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated!

Tom and Sheila competed in Team 1!
A large number of BCRR members ran in the Texas Independence Relay this weekend, and we'd love to hear about it!!    Why not write something for our blog or our newsletter?   I've seen some great pictures on Facebook!

Several BCRR members ran as "For Those about to Run" 
This Sunday afternoon, BCRR once again set out to prove why we run and don't bowl. Several bowling PRs were set, but Lisa Thompson has relinquished the much coveted "Why I Run and Don't Bowl Trophy" to Kate Philbrick. A rematch is planned for the end of the summer.

Paul Schulz is celebrating his 39th birthday (again) and is inviting BCRR to celebrate with him.  Paul and Sue would like to invite folks by their house for beer, wine, pizza and snacks!  Party begins at 7PM Friday March 29th.  Come and go at any time.  Pool and hot tub will be on.  Very informal - a glorified Valhalla evening!  3030 Amherst St., Houston, TX 77005 (same street as Prego's and Le Madeleine, just 3 blocks west)  See you there!!!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

BCRR Member Joe Sellers on Great Day Houston

BCRR Member and former president Joe Sellers made an appearance on KHOU to promote the Bayou City Classic on "Great Day Houston" last month. In case you missed it, here it is:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Call to Arms (or Show Me the Way to the Boat Shed)


Our resident “do everything guy” John Phillips recently underwent surgery to repair some torn ligaments in his left shoulder, putting him in the “one armed man” category and on the disabled list until the end of the HARRA Spring Series. This leaves BCRR with an unusual problem, and the opportunity for us to help John out.

Big John at the Boatshed 
We are a very lucky club.  The day before every HARRA race, John goes to the Boat Shed (usually alone) where he loads our big purple tent, porta-potties, tables, chairs, carpet, banners, flags, and any other BCRR accessories onto his trailer for the next day’s race.  On race day, he usually arrives 2.5-3 hours in advance of the race start time to set up everything up for us in a premium post-race party location, so that we arrive to a fully assembled BCRR command center.  Then at the end of the race, he returns everything to the Boat Shed until next time.  It’s a lot of work, and although he never complains, John always appreciates help with this chore.  Now our help is absolutely needed.   He can’t do it alone.  Since all of the spring series races fall on a Saturday, we need volunteers that can go to the Boat Shed with John on Fridays, prior to a race, to load the trailer, we need early assistance on Saturdays for tent set up, and then post-race volunteers to tear down and return our stuff to the Boat Shed.  We’ve had great help from several of our usual volunteers thus far, but if you’ve never volunteered for this job before, here is your chance.  Consider it your entry to a secret society…people who have actually been to the Boat Shed.

The remaining HARRA spring races are:
  • ·      March 23, 2013  Law Week 8K Run
  • ·      April 13, 2013 Bellaire Trolley Run 5K
  • ·      April 17, 2013 LP Run (no help needed for set up for this race)
  • ·      April 27, 2013 Bayou Bash Relay (and usually HARRA picnic)

We shouldn’t need more than 2-3 volunteers (burly guys especially welcome) each trip to the Boat Shed.   (No additional help is required for the LP run as we usually just bring our BCRR banner).

Where is the Boat Shed?  It is on the southeast corner of the 610 loop, and if you’ve ever run the Texas Independence Relay, you’ve run through nearby neighborhoods. 

Contact Rosie or John for the exact physical coordinates, or you can make arrangements to meet John and follow him down.  The first trip is always a little confusing.  The neighborhood is industrial and not particularly picturesque, so this may be the best option.  It’s a worthwhile experience and is a real eye opener to what goes on before and after every race we run, and why John Phillips is such a valued member of BCRR.  Thanks in advance for volunteering!

Let's Help John Out!!  

BCRR This Week, March 11 through 18, 2013



Last week's Valhalla beer tab was sponsored by Chris Eick. Thanks Chris!!!


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Shelia Ramamurthy (March 15), Susan Davis, BCRR Board Member at Large (March 17) and Kate Philbrick, BCRR Board Member at Large (March 17).

Have a very happy birthday!


Congratulations to all who ran or volunteered for the Bayou City Classic 10K race on Saturday. Many BCRR members picked up awards including our centipede team which won for the award for the largest centipede.   (FOUND: A black Alfani, size med., light jacket left at BCRR tent - contact; LOST: Scott's chacos by the reflecting pond)


Monday, March 4, 2013

BCRR This Week March 4 through 11, 2013



Last week's Valhalla beer tab was cosponsored by President Rosie Schmandt and John Koening. This Wednesday Chris Eick will pick up the tab. Thanks!!!


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Michael Lynch (March 5), Carlos Gorrichategui (March 6), Camille Boon (March 7), Jennifer Naples * (March 9) and Sam McMurtrey, BCRR Secretary (March 11).
* =New Age Group
Have a very happy birthday!


John Phillips will need some help loading equipment for the Bayou City Classic 5K and 10K on Thursday March 7 and Friday March 8th. He will be bringing the club tent and our private portacans for all of us running the race. If you have never volunteered or have not volunteered we need you now. Please contact John or reply to this message if you can help.

Friday, March 1, 2013

That was the weekend that was..BCRR edition

Here's what we did on the weekend of Feb. 24-26, 2013:

We Ran: Various Races and Training Runs

Jeff Eisele and Jack, a key member of his support crew, at the Rocket's Run 10K on Saturday!


We Worked: The Darling Dash 5K...


We Played: BCRR Oscar Party...

Luminary wannabes toast to the evening... (we clean up nice too!)
Scott walks (and wears) the Red Carpet!

Pussy Galore and 007