Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BCRR This Week, October 21 through 28, 2013


Welcome New Members: Lindzi Howder, Kaitlin Wasko, Karen Dobson, Neil  Molino, Juka Smits, Andre Ditsch and Leyu Cui.  Welcome!

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Raymond Verm (October 21), Jen McKay (October 22), Yolanda Farias* (October 25) and Victor Aguirre (October 28).   
* = New Age Group
Have a very happy birthday!!

Thanks so much to Chuck and Cheryl for hosting the  "Pacing, Pool, Pilsner and Pizza PARTY" last Wednesday in lieu of our regular post-run Valhalla meeting!  Chef Chuck, sous-chef Alan and delivery guy, Jim kept a steady assembly line of delicious pizzas rolling to feed the hungry masses!  Thanks again for your hospitality.

 This weeks tab at Valhalla will be sponsored by Kathi M and Katie D in honor of their birthdays!   Thanks so much ladies!!

 Next Sunday, October 27 is the Houston Half Marathon...a HARRA fall series race.  This year the post race party is back at Sam Houston Park (hooray!).  We need to set up our BCRR tent/potties, etc on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm.  If you think you can help, please let Rosie (rschmandt@yahoo.com) or John P (jrphillips@comcast.net) know.   Also, because of the half-marathon, John P and Rosie will not be putting Gatorade out on the regular River Oaks route on Sunday morning.  We would love to have you join us at the HHM and help boost BCRR back into the #1 club spot in the HARRA fall series competition.  We hope to see you there!!

The BCRR post-post race party is being hosted by the lovely Sam Pace.  Details to follow.   Thanks so much Sam!!

Tomorrow (10-22) Evening 6:00 to 8:00PM, Fleet Feet Rice Village 2408 Rice Blvd. -  Fleet Feet HMSA Classical 25K Fitness and Alex's 5K Mixer.  Come and meet with experts from Fleet Feet, Plex and HealthWorks Spine & Sport on topics such as proper shoe and proper fit, properly integrated fitness training and preventative health care. Admission is FREE and you may win a great door prize.   FREE refreshments.    RSVP to mikemangan_25K@Yahoo.com.


The Fifth Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza will be held at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Saturday, November 9th, from 1:30 to 5. This will also be a volunteer appreciation party for Rockets Run volunteers! BYOB – pizza and snacks provided. Prizes for Top Mallet (the John Phillips Award), Best Dressed (the Sam Pace Award), and Sportsmanship (the Zwick Award).  Dinner afterwards at a location TBD.  A good time guaranteed for all!

Save the Dates:
November 9: BCRR Croquet Extravaganza
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. (rschmandt@yahoo.com).

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 (bcrr.news@gmail.com). The Deadline for consideration for the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.

Social Calendar:
Halloween Party (October 25, 2013, 7:30PM): Lisa's Modern B&B. (Costumes strongly encouraged)

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)

  • 28:  Turkey Trot 5 & 10K (Galleria/Uptown Park):
  • 28:  Turkey Dash (Katy):
  • 4:    BCRR Christmas Lights Run
  • 29:  John's Loooong Run

  • MARCH 

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 (bcrr.results@gmail.com) before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.

Your BCRR Board!!!

Are you stressed, sore, or do you just need a relaxing massage? Contact Peter Blackwell, LMT, a BCRR-affiliated massage therapist. Call (832) 248-2339 and let him know you're a BCRR member when you book your appointment.

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