Thursday, December 26, 2013

BCRR This Week, December 23 through 30, 2013


Thanks to Roger Redding and Tina Reynolds for sponsoring the tab at Valhalla on Wednesday. This Wednesday we will not be meeting since Valhalla will be closed for Christmas.


BCRR Birthdays This Week:  Joe Schwieterman (December 23), Lynn McGrew (December 25), Gary Wood (December 27), Simon Brabo (December 28), Becky Spaulding (December 28), Heather Hofstetter (December 29), Jason Anderson (December 30) and Anna Sumrall Helm (December 30).
* = New age group


We are proud of all of our BCRR runners who completed last weeks Sugarland 30K race and especially proud of those of you who placed in your age group.  We were unable to report the results last week but would like to congratulate the following BCRR members who brought home some hardware:

Lisa Thompson, Female Masters Winner
Juka Smits, 1st Place Female 45-49
Andrew Young, 3rd Place Male 25-29 (7th overall finisher)
John Anderson, 3rd Place Male 45-49
Suzy Seely, 2nd Place Female 50-54
Rob Walters, 2nd Place Male 50-54
Camille Fitzsimmons, 3rd Place Female 60-64
Ben Harvie, 1st Place Male 65-69
John Fredrickson (JP), 2nd Place Male 75+

Congratulations to you all!!!

Want to know how you stand in the HARRA Runner of the Season Competition?  Here are the most recent data ..


This Sunday is the 14th annual John's LOOOOOOOONG Run at John's house 8211 Burkhart, Houston at 6:30am.   John has laid out a 21mi single loop course with 6 water/Gatorade stops along the way. There are many ways to adjust the route to accommodate shorter runs. There will be a full breakfast menu along with adult beverages after run. Hot tub will be there for those so inclined but bring a towel.   Parking: street parking and in the driveway is available. You will see cones in front of John's and his neighbors' houses. These just mark locations of sprinkler heads but you can still park there.  So arrive early to get the closest parking.   The few things John asks is $8 ( or as close as you can get ) to help cover the cost, and that if you are wet via sweat/rain please dry off before coming inside.   Please RSVP so John can get a head count for food and water stops.
(713) 467-0572

For details and maps go to:


Houston Marathon Carb-loading Dinner, (January 16, 2014, 6:30PM): Spaghetti Western. Please RSVP  to Susan Cita ( or Rosie at by January 13th if you wish to attend.


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 10th day of the month.


Social Calendar:
  • Happy Hour (Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Petrol Station, 985 Wakefield Drive, Houston TX 77018 (713) 957-2875
  • Houston Marathon Carb-loading Dinner, (Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30PM): Spaghetti Western

Houston Area Running Calendar (All official HARRA Races shown in purple)

22:  Santa Hustle Texas Half Marathon (Galveston):
29:  John's Loooong Run - BCRR Event

19: Chevron Houston Marathon and Half Marathon: 6th Race of the HARRA Fall Series marathon only)
26: USA Fit Marathon (Sugar Land):

1:   Surfside Beach Marathon (Surfside Beach):
16: Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon (Galveston):

1:   ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10K and 5K (Downtown):
8:   Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K (Downtown): HARRA Spring Series Race (10K only) 
15: Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon and Half Marathon: (Seabrook):


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.


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

Your BCRR Board!!! 


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