Thursday, August 8, 2013

BCRR This Week, August 5 through 12, 2013

Welcome new members: Patricia Haule, Chad Dodd, Heather Carlson and David Scheel  

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Cheryl Verlander (August 6), Leslie Medley Russell (August 8), Kim Phillips (August 8), Hope Sellers (August 9), Eddie Rodriguez (August 10), Marilyn Blythe* (August 11), Lauren Castro (August 11) and Brad Godwin (August 12)  * = New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!!

An alternative BCRR Happy Hour for this Friday has been provided by the Houston Hash House Harriers!   Come out and play, cheer or heckle at the HHHH Kickball Challenge, and support the Eddie Rodriguez Recovery Fund. Wear your best BCRR/HARRA attire! Details provided by HARRA kickball team captain, Joe Carey--
Date:  Friday, August 9, 2013
Time:  6:30pm
Location: Grassy area off of the Picnic Loop (south side of Memorial Drive)
How this will work: Wear your attractive and functional HARRA logo shirt or running club colors/logos! If your club has 11 players, they may be able to play an inning together. If a club fields fewer than 11, players will be fielded with others. (The game has 5 innings) If there are too many HARRA players we can have a round robin tournament. 

Don’t like to kick balls? Be a HARRA athletic supporter instead!  Members of the media, deep-pocket donors, spectators, cheerleaders, designated drinkers, hecklers, etc. will all be welcome. 

Rules & Conditions:  
If you’re playing, watching or just drinking, please consider making a donation to Eddie’s recovery fund in lieu of a fee to play or drink!  Kegs from St. Arnold’s and Karbach will be provided.
Save The Date: September 7, 2013, HARRA Party in the Park.   Annual party west of the Memorial Park Tennis Center 8:30am to 10:30am.  Snacks, Drinks and Fun.

Stop by the BCRR tent and register to win a free race entry fee to the Houston Half Marathon, HMSA Classical 25K or Finish Line Sports 30K.  To be eligible you must have renewed you dues for 2013-2014 and you must visit the BCRR tent to enter.
Want to know about local races, training runs and BCRR events? Just go to (
Running Calendar:  (All official HARRA Fall Race Series shown in purple)


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    Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 5:45 at Rice University (run leaves at 6 pm sharp!). All levels are welcome. And the best part is the cheap beer at Valhalla afterwards. Parking is available at First Christian Church/School (1628 Rice Boulevard).

    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, 6:30 AM): 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.   Afterwards stop by for coffee at Starbucks on Memorial Drive near the park.

    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.

    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.

    Your BCRR Board!!!


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