Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BCRR This Week, March 3 through 10, 2014


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Nancy Greig (March 3), Jason Burris (March 4) and Jennifer Naples (March 9).

* = New age group


This Saturday is the Bayou City Classic 5K/10K downtown.  Not only is this a HARRA race where you can earn HARRA points for BCRR by running or volunteering but it is also one of Houston's oldest (more than 30 years) and best races so don't miss this event.  The proceeds from the Bayou City Classic go toward helping maintain and develop trails for running and walking in our city parks.  Last year this race was able to raise and donate $35,000 for the Houston Parks & Recreation Department.

Ash Wednesday is this week and the First Christian Church will be having evening services that day.  If you plan to run and/or meet at Valhalla this Wednesday you will need find another place to park.  Parking at the Greenbriar Lot (Entrances 13A and 13B) is only $1.

Thanks to Lisa Thompson for once again hosting an awesome Oscar Party last night at the Modern B&B.


Social Calendar:

Happy Hour (March 7, 2014, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at Kay's Lounge, 2324 Bissonnet Street, 77005.


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


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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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