Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BCRR This Week, February 10 through 17, 2014


Last weeks Valhalla tab was sponsored by birthday boys Matt Nicol and pizza was be sponsored by Andrew Young.

Thanks Guys.


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Audriana Schulz (February 12), Karen Hasson (February 14), Leyu Cui (February 15), Dexter Handy (February 16) and Robert Swanson (February 16).

* = New age group


Greetings BCRR Members!  We are double booked and you can help.  Several months ago, BCRR committed to providing 25+ volunteers for the Race Against Violence.  The race is held on Saturday, February 22, at 8 am.  Long time BCRR member, Tom Stillwell, manages this excellent event, and the proceeds of this race benefit the Houston Area Women’s Center.

Unfortunately, the Houston Harriers recently selected this same date and time to host the Buffalo Wallow 6K, at SPOTTS Park.  This is a HARRA race, and as a HARRA club, BCRR encourages our members who wish to run this event to do so.

Since we are a club of almost 400 members, we think we can do both.  For those people who are unable or do not wish to run the Buffalo Wallow, please help BCRR fulfill our obligation to the Race Against Violence. We need volunteers, primarily for support positions, so kids, spouses, friends and family are welcome!  If you can volunteer for the Race Against Violence, please contact Rosie at rschmandt@yahoo.com.


The Bayou City Classic will be upon us March 8;  Many BCRR members participate in the planning for this fun event.  We are seeking additional volunteers for both Packet Stuffing and Packet Pickup.

Packet Stuffing :  Thursday, February 13 at 4:30pm - Memorial Park Golf Course.

Packet Pick Up Dates:

  • Saturday, March 1, 11-5pm, at WestPoint Lincoln, 1166 Katy Freeway  
  • Sunday, March 2, Noon-5 pm at Fleet Feet, 6590 Woodway  
  • Monday, March 3, Noon-5pm, Specialty Healthcare & Wellness 6750 West Loop S. @ Bellaire  
  • Thursday, March 6, 11am-7pm, Whole Foods Market Sugar Land, 15900 S. W. Freeway
  • Friday, March 7, 11am-7pm; Fleet Feet Rice Village, 2408 Rice Blvd   

Please contact Samantha_mcmurtrey@hotmail.com and susancita.bcrr@gmail.com if you can volunteer!

HARRA volunteer points are awarded for your efforts, and as extra incentive, Packet Stuffing includes beer and food...it can also be quite fun!   As with many of our races, they can't happen without volunteers :)

Get ready for another star-studded Oscar Party at Lisa's!  Everyone welcome!!
Pot Luck.  Show off your cooking prowess and bring a dish of your choice.

Date: March 2nd 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Address:  4003 Hazard (Modern B&B)

Dress your favorite or red carpet attire.
Not familiar with this year's films?  To lean all about Oscar and who or what movies have been nominated, check out this website: www.oscar.go.com

Seymour Lieberman Trail Survey

The Houston Parks Department and Memorial Park Conservancy are conducting a survey on the proposed improvements to the running trail around Memorial Park.  If you run in the park they want your input on the mile marking options that will change the length of the loop around the park.   Please visit their website and review the six options and cast your vote.  http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/ourparks/memorialpark_Survey.html


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 or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com.  The Deadline for consideration to the next newsletter is always the 10th day of the month.


Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (February 14, 2014, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet Street, 77005.


Houston Area Running Calendar (All official HARRA Races shown in purple)
16: Galveston Marathon and Half Marathon (Galveston): www.galvestonmarathon.com
22: Buffalo Wallow 6K (Spots Park) www.houstonharriers.com 

1:   ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10K and 5K (Downtown):www.conocophillipsrodeorun.com
2:   4th Annual Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon, $5 off HARRA discount. www.signmeup.com/91388.
8:   Bayou City Classic 10K and 5K (Downtown):  www.bayoucityclassic.org 
15: Seabrook Lucky Trails Marathon and Half Marathon: (Seabrook):www.seabrookmarathon.org
22: Law Week 8K http://www.lawweekfunrun.com/
29: Bellaire Trolley Run: 5K: www.signmeup/97249
29-30: Texas Independence Relay: 200 Miles 8-12 people per team (Gonzales to San Jacinto Monument) www.texasindependencerelay.com

13:   Divas Half Marathon (Galveston) www.runlikeadiva.com
23:   LP Run (Rice University) www.terlinguatrackclub.org

10:   Bayou Bash Relay http://www.alrcus.org/Ourraces.htm



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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