Thursday, October 3, 2013

BCRR This Week, September 30 through October 7, 2013



Thanks to Peter Griffiths for picking up the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday.  

BCRR Birthdays This Week: April Murphy (October 1), Heather Carlson (October 1), Mark Conran (October 3), Hristelina Ilieva * (October 5), Hardeep Thind (October 6) and Tim McGuirk (October 8).    * = New Age Group

Have a very happy birthday!!

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 ( 


The rain held off on Saturday for the Tornados X-Country Relay.  BCRR entered 14 teams and many of them took home hardware.  Special thanks to John Phillips and Rosie for setting up, all of the team captains who volunteered to organize the teams, and thanks to all who ran scored points for the club.

Results are as follows:

First Place Mixed Open, BCRR Purple Roadrunners, Alonso Vargas, Andrew Young, Heidi Zimmerman and Sarah Schaft.
Mixed Open, BCRR Balls and Chains: Lynn McGrew, Chris McGrew, Tom Wille and Sheila Ramamurthy.   
Open Male, Bayou City: Trey Beeman, Alan McClain, Robert Kaping and Ross Moody.
Open Male, Leftover: David Eglinton, Shelly Grahman, Matt Nicol and Bob Brown.
First Place Masters Female, BCRR Dominatrices: Lisa Thompson, Anna Helm, Carolyn Murihead and Tina Reynolds.
Fourth Place Masters Female, La Salsa: Lana Moody, Lara Allen, Sam Pace and Sam McMurtrey.
Fourth Place Master Male, Purple Pride: Stuart Muirhead, Joe Conway, Andrew Kenworthy and Jeff Eisele.
Third Place Veteran Male, BCRR Dewey or Die: Avi Moss, Joe Lengfellner, Patrick Flaherty and Dewey Guthrie.
Second Place Veteran Female, BCRR Cheetahs: Michelle Wolpert, Kathi Mahon, Mary Kathryn Campion and Marie Hutchinson.
Fourth Place Veteran Female, BCRR Jaguars: Susan Cita, Peggy Louie, Rosie Schmandt and Kathryn Vidal.
Second Place Senior Male, BCRR 60 Men: Tom Radosevich, Richard Verm, Scott Bounds and Fred Queen.
Senior Male, BCRR Least But Not Last: John Phillips, Terry Fanning, Wim Burgers and Bob Thompson.
First Place Senior Females, BCRR Mehitabels: Nancy Greig, Gloria Mahoney, Brenda Hilton and Camille Fitzsimmons.
Second Place Grand Master Male, BCRR We're Running Anyway: Don Brenner, Mike Mangan, Rich Siemens and Gary Wood. 


Sue Leone and Alan Svoboda once again hosted a great Post Race/SEC Football Party at their house. 
Thanks Sue and Alan for inviting everyone out again!     

Due to construction along San Felipe the River Oaks Sunday Run temporarily changed.    We will run River Oaks Backwards and John will mark a 5 mile turnaround point for those who want to run 10 miles.  If you want to do more you can run to the gas station water stop and just reverse your route back to the park and get in around 14 miles.  The water and Gatorade will be at the normal locations.

Social Calendar:

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


 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.

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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