Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BCRR This Week, August 12 through 18, 2014


Welcome New Member; Allyson Serrao, Welcome Allyson!!!


BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Lauren Castro (August 11), Brad Goodwin (August 12), Ralph Feniello (August 13), Brie McCain (August 15), Gail Webster (August 16), Rob Arnoldy (August 18) and Charles McGuirk (August 18). 
* = New Age Group


Some of our members just returned from the Sonoma Water to Wine Race in Sonoma, California and they really represented the club well.  The following members made the trip and picked up some hardware and had a great time:

Andrew Kenworthy 1st place AG  8th overall
Sarah Schaft 1st place AG and a huge 4 minute PR on her 2nd half marathon ever, 9th place woman
Lisa Thompson 1st place AG
Avie Moss  2nd Place AG
Peter Griffiths 4th AG
Tom Willey 4th AG
Sheila Ramamurthy  5th AG
Lynn McGrew 5th AG


It's that time of year!!  Don't forget to renew your BCRR dues, either online, by mail or in person.  Membership forms can be found at:  Join or Renew


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If your HARRA membership is current, prices are still $20 for individual memberships, $25 for family memberships (CHEAP!!).  Add $5 if you are not a HARRA member.  We will have paper applications this week at Valhalla if you want to pay in person.   This is also a great opportunity to update your contact information (address, phone, email) for our roster.


Alternative Happy Hour (August 15, 2014, 6:00 p.m.) Houston Escape Room, 2222 Bissonnet Street, 77005  We have about 10 members that are trying this out on Friday and if any of them escape they will try to be at the regular happy hour at 7:00 at the Volcano to give a full report.

Happy Hour: (August 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.) Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, Street, 77005 

Splash & Dash: (August 20, 2014) Join us after our Wednesday social run at Chuck & Cheryl's house, 5314 Mandell Blvd. Cool off in the pool and enjoy some food and drinks in the company of great friends. 

After the Sunday Long Run: Join us for Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.  



27th   HARRA Cross Country Relay, Spotts Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

12th  Space City 10 Miler, University of Clear Lake, (HARRA Fall Series Race)
26th  Houston Half Marathon, Sam Houston Park, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

1st   Alex's 5K, Tom Bass Park
16th HMSA Classical 25K, Wortham Center, Fish Plaza, (HARRA Fall Series Race)

14th  Finish Line Sports 30K, Sugar Land Town Square

18th   Chevron Houston Marathon, George R. Brown Convention Center, (HARRA Fall Series Race)


NEW WEEKLY CLUB RUN, Starting Monday August 25th. 7:00 p.m.

We are going to start a new 3 mile recovery/new members run at Memorial park on Monday evenings at 7 pm meeting at the 0 mile marker.  The goal is eventually turn this into a couch to 5K group.  More details to follow.

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.   Breakfast at Starbucks in Uptown Park, 1151 Uptown Park Boulevard.   ******* 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) <http://mc/compose?to=bcrr.results%40gmail.com%29 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.commailto:bcrr.news@gmail.com>  or thatsjoesmail@yahoo.com <mailto: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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