Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BCRR This Week, March 31 through April 7, 2014


Welcome new members Mark Brand, Mark Tidwell and Brie McCain

BCRR Birthdays This Week: Mark Miller (March 31), Scott Johnson (April 3), JoAnn Luco (April 3), Suzy Seeley (April 4), Larry Cullen (April 5), Heidi Zimmerman (April 5), Serai Abraham (April 6) and Andre Ditsch (April 7).   
* = New age group


We had a big club turnout for the Bellaire Trolley Run on Saturday but were just a little short of the 100 BCRR runners we hoped for.  Thanks for all who attended and congratulations to the following runners who pick-up hardware:

Juka Smits: 1st 45-49
Camille Fitzsimmons: 3rd 60-64
Brenda Hilton: 2nd 65-69
Andrew Young: 3rd 30-34
Matt Nicol: 3rd 50-54
Scott Bounds: 3rd 60-64
Ben Harvie: 2nd 65-69
Fred Ward: 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...

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

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



Happy Hour (April 4, 2014, 6:30PM): Join us for happy hour at the RE:HAB Bar, 1658 Enid Street 77009  www.rehabar.com 

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.
1:   Spotts Park
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.


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