Monday, May 12, 2014

BCRR This Week, May 12 through 19, 2014



BCRR Birthdays This Week: Anna Vargas (May 12), Milan Jamrich (May 14), Miriam Werner* (May 14), Jamie Varughese (May 15), Addison Brabo (May 16) and Chris Harris (May 18). 
* = New age group


Candidates for the next board are as follows:

President: Lisa Thompson
Vice President: Heidi Zimmerman
Secretary: Susan Cita and Andrew Young
Treasurer: Susan Cita and Andrew Young
At Large: Peter Griffiths, June Harris, Kathi Mahon and Terry Fanning

To cast your vote we will open voting on the website on May 21st or you can cast a paper ballot at the Awards Banquet.   Election results will be announced at the Awards Banquet on May 28th.



BCRR Awards Banquet, May 28th at St. Arnold's Brewery.  Come and celebrate BCRR's 30th Anniversary with great beer, barbecue special guests and special collectors party favor for attendees.  

To RSVP contact Susan Cita or Rosie  This years Banquet will be limited to the first 100 members and guests that RSVP.

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 (only $10 if your volunteered for the Jingle Bell Run, Rockets Run or Darling Dash).  Admission includes a barbecue beef brisket or chicken dinner with potato salad, barbecue beans, green salad, bread, desert and of course all of the St. Arnold's beers or root beer on tap.  For vegetarians we will have a baked potato with vegetarian chili.  Soft drinks, tea and water also available but Please no outside alcohol allowed.

Do you have some good photos of club members and events?  We are looking for photos for the presentation at the banquet.   Please email them to Rosie at:

Happy Hour (May 16, 2014, 6:00pm): By the swimming pool in Corpus Christi.  

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

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.  


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.


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 or  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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