Monday, December 21, 2015

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: December 21st to December 27th


EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA!!! Catch the latest BCRR News in the December edition of the BCRR Newsletter!!! 

Alternate Post-Run Beer: Wednesday, December 23rd

As Valhalla will be closed, we are enjoying a post-run beer at the Gingerman in Rice Village!  A fantastic little dive bar with the BEST beer!

John’s Long Run – Sunday, December 27th

****Special Message from John:****
John’s LOOOOOOONG RUN will be on Sun. Dec. 27th. This is the 15th year so most of you know the drill but for others here are the details. Start is 6:30 am from my home ( 8211 Burkhart 77055 ). It is a 21 mile single loop route with several ways to adjust the distance. There are 6 water/Gatorade stops (about every 3 miles ). A full breakfast with adult drinks awaits the finishers. It will be served outside again this year. I think the course map is still on our web site if interested.  As always carpool if possible, avoid sprinkler heads in peoples yards when parking on street. My driveway will hold several cars. Bag drop will be in the garage. This is open to all BCRR members and guests. Please rsvp beforehand so I can get a count for food and drink. I ask for a donation of between $5-$8 to help with the cost and a couple of volunteers to help with cooking. So come and join the fun and don’t be late.   ~John Phillips
To RSVP please use the link on the BCRR website or use email address
***We are selling John’s Long Run Shirts!! This is a SURPRISE for us to wear following the run!!!! Lisa will have them available on Wednesday for $10.****

**Wishing everyone a happy and blessed holiday season!! - BCRR Board***


* Timberline fitness is offering a free membership for the month of December to BCRR members. Chuck Bracht (a long time BCRR member) helped arrange this. 
The deal is they have these awesome Espresso bikes and there is monthly competition worldwide with all the gyms that have these and they want to win. This is just for bragging rights but, still we all love a good competition.
Text Dean 832--640-1473 or e-mail if you want a free December membership and are willing to ride the bike. You can also use other equipment. 3939 Montrose Blvd Suite A


We'd like to extend a warm Bayou City welcome to our new member Christian Boada. We look forward to seeing you at the next club run or social event. 

BCRR Birthdays: 

Happy birthday:
·         Joseph Schwieterman* – December 23rd
·         Lynn McGrew – December 25th
·         Chip DuMound & Gary Wood – December 27th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!

* = New Age Group



Sunday – Whole Foods – TO RETURN IN THE NEW YEAR!! Please join us this week for John’s Long Run


·          10/11/15   One Main Financial 10 Miler,  Univ of Houston Clear Lake – Check!
·          10/25/15   Houston Half Marathon,  Sam Houston Park - Canceled
·         11/14/15    Alex’s 5 K, MacGregor Park – Check!
·          11/22/15   HMSA Classical 25K,   Wortham Center Plaza – Check!
·          12/13/15   28th Annual Fort Bend KIA 30K Run​,   Sugar Land Town Square – Check!
·          01/17/16   Chevron Houston Marathon,   George R Brown CC


Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00p.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. **Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, Mellow Monday will be cancelled for safety reasons. 

Wednesday at Rice University: Every Wednesday evening we meet at 6:15 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:30 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). 

To park in the church parking lot, you need a BCRR bumper sticker. Please see Lisa Thompson for a sticker if you do not already have one. 

Friday Speedwork (Memorial Park 5:30 AM): Contact Peter Griffiths for more information-

Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the O mile marker for a 10, 11, or 12 mile route around Memorial Park and through River Oaks. Immediately following the run, join us Whole Foods for coffee and conversation.


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