Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BCRR This Week October 13th - 19th


Welcome New Members:  Andrea Arcila! We look forward to seeing you at our next run or social event! 

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy Birthday to Katie Decker & Glen Lyons (October 14th), Mary Kathryn Campion (October 17th), and Kathleen Mahon* (October 18th). 

* = New Age Group



Happy Hour: Join us on Friday, October 17th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet (2408 Rice Blvd.) in Rice Village for the Alex's 5K Mixer. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served! We'll head to Gingerman (5607 Morningside Drive) after that to continue the merriment. 

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

BCRR Croquet Extravaganza: The Sixth Semi-Annual BCRR Croquet Extravaganza will be held at the Memorial Park Croquet Pitch on Saturday, November 8th, from 1:30 to 5. This will also be a volunteer appreciation party for the Alex 5K volunteers! BYOB – snacks provided. Prizes for Top Mallet (the John Phillips Award), Best Dressed (the Sam Pace Award), and Sportsmanship (the Zwick Award). Family and friends welcome. Dinner afterwards at a location TBD. For information or if you have any questions contact Dave Piper at  A fantabulous time guaranteed for all!



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.  



We need volunteers to help us man water stations, call mile splits, and serve as road guards at Alex's 5K on Saturday, November 1st at 6:30 a.m. Please contact Kathi Mahon to volunteer! Your support is sincerely appreciated. 

We need volunteers to help us man water stations, call mile splits, and serve as road guards in this year's Rockets Run on Sunday, November 9th at 6:00 a.m. Please contact Sam McMurty to volunteer! Your support is sincerely appreciated. 

BCRR is the Race Management for this years Rocket’s Run.Date:  Sunday November 9
Toyota Center
I am recruiting volunteers for the above race; as some of you know a few of those positions are quite fun!  Road Guards, Water Station Captains, Course Set Up, etc....... Rockets Girls 

I understand we are in the middle of Marathon Training and Sunday is often your long run for the week.  BCRR will host an alternative long run; Saturday November 8 in order to accommodate the Rockets Run with volunteers 

Fees received for Race Management keep your BCRR dues to a minimal and fund hosting many of our after race parties and or alternative events.

It will be a glorious morning.  Come out and give back to our running community by volunteering.

We encourage family and friends to volunteer also.

Please say yes!

You can find me as

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 ( <http://mc/compose? before the 20th day of the month and we’ll make sure they hit the next newsletter.

Space City 10 Miler Results: 


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