Friday, January 3, 2014

BCRR This Week, December 30 through January 6, 2013


This Wednesday we will be meeting at The Ginger Man, 5607 Morningside Drive after the evening run since Valhalla will be closed.


BCRR Birthdays This Week:  Jason Anderson (December 30) and Anna Sumrall Helm (December 30), Saba Abutaseh (January 1), Vicki Jones (January 2), Nicole Becker (January 5) and Morgan Becker (January 5).
* = New age group


 A big thanks once again to John Phillips for hosting the 14th annual John's LOOOOOOOONG Run, breakfast and party on Sunday.  Approximately 50 runners were treated to nearly perfect weather followed by a fantastic breakfast, libations.    Also thanks to Susan Cita for helping with the cooking that started on Saturday and continued into Sunday morning.  


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.


BCRR Hoopla Station
BCRR has been asked to help with the 20 mile water station for the Houston Marathon this year.  We normally have a BCRR Aid/Hoopla station near this location anyway for our members running the race to pick up or drop off anything they may need during the race or have some first aid, encouragement, refreshments/beer or whatever they may need to help them to the finish line.  This year we will move the club Aid/Hoopla station adjacent to the official marathon 20 mile waterstop.   Since we will be helping man the official marathon and our water stop we are looking for 10 additional volunteers.  We also need your help at the other Aid/Hoopla station located at mile 14.   If you would like to help please contact the 20 mile water stop captain Susan Cita at or Rosie to volunteer for the 14 mile stop.  


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, January 3, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at The Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer Road   
  • Houston Marathon Carb-loading Dinner, (Thursday, January 16, 2014, 6:30PM): Spaghetti Western1608 Shepherd Dr.

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.


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