Monday, September 22, 2014

BCRR This Week, September 21st through 27th


Welcome to our new member:   Jean Cassandra Hawney, Tian Rui, & Ann Johnson.  We are thrilled to have you in the club and look forward to running with you soon!

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Chuck Bracht & Derold Maney (September 22nd), Kelly Blott & Kelley Richard (September 23rd), Emily Brabo (September 24th), Peter Griffiths & Yanli Chen (September 25th), and Alexdra Paddon-Jones* (September 27th).  

* = New Age Group


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.


Happy Hour:  (September 26, 2014) Liberty Station, 2101 Washington Avenue, Houston, 77007, 7:00 p.m. 

Virgos do Vahalla: 

It's that time again for the Virgos Do Party where BCRR Virgos(and a few Libras too) do our zodiac sign proud and show BCRR what a fun loving bunch Virgos are.  

This year's Virgos Do Party is planned to be a combo pool party and BBQ pot-luck at Andrew's and Tina's house before the temperatures get too cool to enjoy an after run dip.  Bring your gear if you wish to swim or use the spa. Thanks Andrew and Tina!
For those who would like to help pitch in for the beer, bring side dishes/dessert, or have any "special" activity ideas, please email me at  Susan will bring the dogs and burgers for the grill.  We'll have Grilled Veggie-wiches for those gluten free/non-meat eaters, too.  

Virgos Do Party - Pool Party and BBQ Edition -
September 24, 2014 at 7pm
Tina Reynolds and Andrew Kenworthy's House:

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)

The first race of the Fall Series, the HARRA XC Relay is just around the corner! Join us for a fun 4 x 2 mile relay and a great post-race party at Spotts Park on Saturday September 27 at 5pm. Don't have a team? No problem, just email your age group coordinator:
Open Women: Heidi
Open Men: Andrew
Masters Women: Anna
Masters Men: Alonso
Veteran Women: Kathi
Veteran Men: Joe
Grand Masters Men: Mike

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)


Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00 p.m.Runners who are interested should park on the east side of the parking lot in front of the softball fields off of the Picnic Loop. The goal is to increase membership and recruit new members with this new social event. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. 

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.  


BCRR CLOTHING IMPRINTING!!! Bring your clothes to Valhalla, the O mile marker on Sundays, or The Modern B&B at 4003 Hazard Street by September 24th to imprint your clothes with the BCRR logo. It's a great way to increase your purple wardrobe at only $5 a garment. 


Joe Sellers needs 25 volunteers for Badges and Bases, September 27th at 8 a.m. Give back to a gentleman who helps us put on some incredible local races. Please contact Susan Cita the volunteer coordinator if you can help.
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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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