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.


BAYOU CITY CLASSIC SEEKING PACKET PICK UP VOLUNTEERS for this Wednesday March 6th at Specialty Healthcare and Wellness in Bellaire located at 6750 West Loop South, Suite 425, Bellaire, Texas 77401. Especially need someone from 11am to 2pm. HARRA points will be given for your volunteer time. 

Please contact Joe Lengfellner at or Sam McMurtrey, and let them know if you can help. Many thanks in advance.


Please email your marathon or half-marathon stories and pictures to Chris McGrew at to put in the newsletter. Lauren Wilder also could use photos for her monthly Inside Texas Running article at

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.


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


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!


Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (March 15, 2013, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at CRISP, located at 2220 Bevis Street in the Heights. 

Running Calendar:

  • Bayou City Classic 5K and 10K (March 9, 2013) The second HARRA race of the Spring Series!  When registering on line enter code 999999 to receive a $2 discount for the 10K or 5K race. (Note: only 10K counts for HARRA points)
  • Law Week 8K (March 23, 2013) The third HARRA race of the Spring Series! 
  • Bellaire Trolley Run 5K (April 13, 2013): The fourth HARRA race of the Spring Series! 
  • LP Run (April 17, 2013): The fifth HARRA race of the Spring Series!  
  • Bayou Bash (April 27): The sixth HARRA race of the Spring Series!

HARRA TOUR DE BAYOU Dates and Locations: 
  • April 2, 6 PM, Spotts Park
  • April 9th, 6 PM,  Dog park on Allen Parkway
  • April 16th, 6 PM, White Oak at Thelma
  • April 23rd, 6 PM, Rugby Field
  • April 30th, 6 PM, Rugby field
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 Java Java911 W 11th St in the Heights.

Your BCRR Board!!!


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