Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BCRR This Week, April 7 through 14, 2014


BCRR Birthdays This Week: Andre Ditsch (April 7), Ross Davis (April 11), Shelley Grahmann (April 11), Eric Pace (April 11), Neil Molino (April 11) and  Robert Johnson (April 13).  
* = New age group


SAVE THE DATE:   Sixth Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza, Sunday April 20th , 1:00 at Memorial Park


Nominations for the next BCRR Board will be held at Valhalla on Wednesday night. Do you love BCRR? Consider spending a year on the board. It is a rewarding opportunity to make an impact on the club and to see all of the pieces that come together to make this club successful. Election results will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 28th.


The MS 150 ride from Houston to Austin will be held on April 12-13.  We have several BCRR members that are participating and they need your help with sponsorship.  Please consider sponsoring one or more of them:
Bob Kirkpatrick
Bruce Levy
Miriam Warner
Sheila Ramamurthy
Steve Hasson
Leslie Medley-Russell
Tina Reynolds

To donate, BCRR’s can go to www.MS150.org, click “Donate”, and type in the member’s name who they would like to sponsor.
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 caverlander@gmail.com 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, 5-7pmWhere:  Speedy’s Fast Track www.houstonfasttrack.com1440 Hempstead Rd,  HoustonTX 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!  http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/

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: http://gulfstreamcondos.com



BCRR Awards Banquet, May 28th at St. Arnold's Brewery.  Come and celebrate BCRR's 30th Anniversary with great beer and barbeque.  

This is the time we give recognition to our members for running achievements, volunteer efforts, and elect next year's board of directors. The event will take place at the St. Arnold's Brewery located at 200 Lyons Avenue.

Admission to the Banquet is only $15 and includes a barbecue beef brisket or chicken dinner with potatoe salad, barbecue beans, green salad, bread, desert and of course all of the St. Arnold's beers on tap.  For vegetarians we will have a baked potato with vegetarian chili.  Please no outside alcohol allowed.


Happy Hour (April 11, 2014, 7:00PM): Join us for happy hour:  Mixers & Elixirs - Yuri's night
Houston, we’ve detected signs of intelligent life… at Mixers and Elixirs!  Mingle with other smarties while enjoying music and drinks at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Celebrate the past, present and future of space exploration at our Yuri's Night party. The perfect way to celebrate everyone's inner astronaut, head over to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to mingle with other intelligent life forms while enjoying music and drinks. So grab your jet-pack - this party's sure to be out of this world.  
Who knows, you might just find your missing link.
Live music by:

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

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.
8:   White Oak Bayou 
15: TC Jester Park
22: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
29: Ho Chi Minh, Memorial Park
Questions? Contact  Roger Boak
23:   L/P Run (Rice University) www.terlinguatrackclub.org

17:   Beach to Bay Relay (Corpus Christi) http://www.beachtobayrelay.com/


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.

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.

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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