Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BCRR This Week, October 7 through 14, 2013



BCRR Birthdays This Week: 
Tim McGuirk (October 8), Rosanne Bulgarella (October 10), Graciela Nogueras (October 10), Greg Figueroa (October 10), Raymond Foltz (October 11) and Glen Lyons (October 14).    * = New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!!

This Sunday is the Second HARRA Series Race, The Space City USA 10 Miler in Clear Lake.   We need everyone who can run to come out and score points for the club.    If you are not joining us in Clear Lake and are planning on running the long on Sunday there will not be any water or Gatorade out so you are on your own.
Save the Dates:
December 1: BCRR Christmas Party
December 4: Christmas Lights Run and Post Race Party, Modern B&B.
December 29: John's Long Run and post run breakfast
January 16: Houston Marathon Carb-loading Dinner
The Rockets Run is November 9th!  This is one of our annual races we manage to raise money for our club.  Volunteers will be needed for race day Please contact Rosie if you are available to volunteer. (

Can you host a BCRR post-race party for the Houston Half Marathon (October 27th)?  We'll supply the beverages and will donate towards a food purchase.  All we need is a venue!  Please let Rosie know ( 


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 for the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month. 

Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (October 11, 2013, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at OKRA, 924 Congress Street,  See you there!

BCRR Christmas Party, (December 1, 2013, 5:30 to 10:PM): Cadillac Bar and Grill
Houston Marathon Carb-loading Dinner, (January 16, 2014, 6:30PM): Spaghetti Western


 Running Calendar:  (All official HARRA Fall Race Series shown in purple)


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.


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