Monday, June 9, 2014

BCRR This Week, June 9 through 16, 2014



BCRR Birthdays:  David Ost (June 10), Carol Schmidt (June 10), Jonathan Schulz (June 10), Jessica Gregory (June 13), Jonathan Zwickel (June 14), Sharon Prentice (June 15), Jay Hendrickson (June 16), Lloyd Luco (June 16), John Wacasey (June 16), Andrew Kenworthy (June 17) and Don Brenner (June 19).  * = New age group


We would like to make the following corrections to last weeks email message about the award winners at out annual banquet.    

Marathon Party was hosted by Sue Leone and Alan Svoboda and was assisted by Cheryl Verlander and Chuck Bracht, Mary Feniello and Ralph Feniello
Heather Hofstetter received a well deserved award for all of her hard work co-writing the monthly club report in the Texas Runner & Triathlete.  Thanks Heather!

Are you planning on running the Chevron Houston Marathon in January?  If so you may be interested in signing up for the HARRA Warm-Up Series at a discounted rate.  It has become an integral part of the Houston fall running season and it serves as the HARRA championships in the distances of Half Marathon, 25 and 30K. Plus, many trainers now include the Series as a vital element of their runners'  training.  

For more information please visit their website:



HARRA’s annual banquet and elections are Sunday, June 29th at the Saint Arnold's Brewery.   

Doors open at 6:30pm and the taps will close at 8:30pm! 
Come hear guest speaker, Steve Costello, former HARRA President and current city councilman.  He'll discuss regional development issues of interest to runners!  You can win the cost of your dinner back with all of the great prizes! 
We’ll have our usual free race entries to raffle off as well as awards for the fall and spring series and top volunteers!
Last but not least is the great dinner buffet catered by Saint Arnold's in addition to as much Saint Arnold's beer as you can drink.  (Don't drink, no worries. You get $10 off if you don't partake.)
We're limited to 100 guests, so please sign up early!   Prices: $25/$15 now and $35/$25 after June 15. 


Happy Hour (June 13, 2014, 6:00pm): Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Road, Suite B 77006

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.   

We want to know what our members are doing on the roads and/or trails. Send all your results to us at ( <http://mc/compose? before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter. 

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