Monday, March 24, 2014

BCRR This Week, March 24 through March 31, 2014


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Tom Radosevich (March 24), Duke Banerjee (March 24), Alonso Vargas* (March 26), Paul Schulz (March 29), Pamela Skaufel*(March 30) and Mark Miller (March 31).

* = New age group

Congratulations to the following runners who pick-up hardware on Saturday in the Law Week 8K Race:
Ben Harvie, Roger Boak & Rich Vega

  • Heidi Zimmerman: 2nd Place 30-34
  • Tom Wille: 3rd Place 30-34
  • Juka Smits: 1st 45-49
  • Matt Nicol: 1st 50-54
  • Rob Walters: 3rd 50-54
  • Vicki Jones: 1st 60-64
  • Ben Harvie: 2nd 65-69
  • Rich Vega: 3rd 65-69
  • Gary Wood: 2nd 70-74


Runner of the Season:  Results from the first two races of the HARRA Spring Series

Club and Team Results so far… BARC and BCRR continue to duke it out with BARC ahead in Club and BCRR ahead in Team. Suspense builds...

Sign up and run the Bellaire Trolley Run this Saturday.  We are trying to get 100 club members out for the run:

Reasons to run Bellaire:

1)      It is the flattest race course of the season
2)       It is same distance as one loop around memorial park;
3)      Because it is a double loop course you get to see all your friends at least twice;
4)      Parking is ez; and
5)      You get to venture outside the loop.

Please email your BCRR friends to help the turnout.


Any BCRR members who plan to run Crescent City Classic 10K or are visiting New Orleans on Saturday, April 19 (Easter weekend) are invited to "Cocktails in the Courtyard" from 5:30pm until 7:30pm that evening at the French Quarter Royal Street home of Cheryl Verlander and Chuck Bracht.  If you are planning to to attend, please RSVP to for details as to the address and entry to the courtyard.


SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm

Join us for a round of FREE laser tag thanks to Speedy’s Fast Track owners Chris Jordan and Vera Balic!

Who:  BCRR vs. BARC

What: Laser Tag (which is coming to Fast Track this summer, so we’re being invited to try it out for free before it’s ready for the masses!)

When:  Friday, April 18th, 5-7pm

Where:  Speedy’s Fast Track
 1440 Hempstead Rd,  Houston, TX 77092

What else: We plan to order pizza from somewhere close by for those who are interested.  No alcohol allowed, but lots of great bars very close by before or after laser tag (Petrol Station, Karbach, etc).

Why:  Because we’re overdue for a BCRR/BARC social!


Beach to Bay Marathon Relay (May 17, 2014): BCRR's annual road trip and weekend get-away - get on the ball and organize your team!

For those people who are first time Beach to Bay Participants, the BCRR teams usually stay at the Gulfstream Condominiums conveniently located right near the start of the race! The apartments are quite nice and are comfortable for 4-6 people.   Reserve now!!  Gas grills are available on site and many of the BCRR condos share a mixed grill on Saturday evening after the race. The Jacuzzi is always an interesting place to hang out. Info for the condo can be found here:



Happy Hour (March 28, 2014, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at the Wakefield CrowBar, 954 Wakefield Drive, 77018


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

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)

This is a free HARRA-sponsored low-key cross country run that meets every Tuesday in April at 6pm.  These races are free and vary from 3 to 5 miles.
  • 4-1:   Spotts Park
  • 4-8:   White Oak Bayou
  • 4-15: TC Jester Park
  • 4-22: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
  • 4-29: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
Questions? Contact  Roger Boak

23:   L/P Run (Rice University)

10:   Bayou Bash
17:   Beach to Bay Relay (Corpus Christi)



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.


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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