Monday, February 1, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE February 1st to February 7th


First Sunday of the Month Bayou Run & Breakfast!

Join us Sunday, February 7th for a break from the routine by running along the Buffalo Bayou. We will need one or two volunteers to set out water & Gatorade along the route. Please reply to this email to volunteer.

Afterwards, join us for breakfast at The Kitchen at The Dunlavy (3422 Allen Parkway) for a brunch with a lovely view of Buffalo Bayou!


Super Bowl Party, Sun., Feb. 7 at The Walters' (Rob and Jules) - 1525 Wakefield Dr., Houston 77018.  Chili Cook-off!  Bring your chili, ready for tasting, great prizes to be won!  We will provide a keg of beer, please bring additional beverages (wine, beer, soft drinks) to share.  We are preparing a ham, rolls, etc..., please bring sides or appetizer.  Jacuzzi will be on, bring your suits if interested.  Adults only please.  Party starts at 4:00 p.m.  Bring your cash, $5.00 a square.  Good luck!!! We are looking forward to seeing everyone.  Please text or email your RSVP to Jules (281) 746-1778 or


Alumni Night is back for the first Wednesday of the month!! Join us February 3rd to reunite with all of your favorite running buddies. We welcome all members, especially those that have retired their sneakers, to join us at Valhalla after the regular Wednesday run. We will have name tags available to help "jog" your memory. Hope to see you there!

**Andrew Young, Bob Thompson, Alan McClain, & Matt Nicol are celebrating birthdays with pizza & beer – don’t miss out!!**


HARRA is sponsoring an Olympics Trials Marathon Watch Party for all on February 13th from noon to 3 pm at the Gorgeous Gael on their 120 inch screen in Rice Village. In 2012 at the trials in Houston, we were thrilled to see the field on our Memorial and Allen Parkway roadways. LA has the honor in 2016. This year, we are thrilled by eight local qualifiers entered to race against favorites like Meb Keflezighi, Shalene Flanagan, Dathan Ritzenheim, Desiree Linden and more. Come show your pride in Houston and USA distance running among your brothers and sisters. No cover, just come to cheer and socialize and look ahead to what we hope is Trials Houston 2020! See you there.

An Adventure in Farming; Growing coffee and chasing bulls in Ecuador.

Rich and Cheryl own farm(s) in Ecuador, South America where they are growing coffee (and running) in the foothills of the Andes at 5000' elevation. They will be doing a live interview on KPFT (90.1) Eco-Ology program, Tuesday, Feb. 2nd from 3 - 4.
They will talk about their experiences and adventures in beautiful Ecuador. It will be available for later listening from KPFT's archive on their website. Visit our coffee farm on the website:

Save the Date for upcoming BCRR events:
·        Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 12th - NO CHURCH PARKING (alternate options will be listed next week)
·        BCRR Trash Pick Up & Family Picnic – Sunday, April 3rd
·        BCRR Spring Banquet – Wednesday, May 25th



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

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Andrew Young – February 1st  
·         Nicole Desai & Sue Schulz – February 2nd
·         Bob Thompson – February 3rd
·         Andrew Nelson – February 4th     
·         Brenda Hilton & William Sheehan* – February 5th
·         Robert Moser, Matthew Nicol, & Alan McClain – February 6th
·         Natalie Lankford – February 7th     

 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group


Happy Hour – Beavers

(Friday, February 5th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Beavers (2310 Decatur St.). We will meet at 6:30 pm for some "Dam Good Vibes".

Sunday – Whole Food to return next week – Please join us at The Kitchen at The Dunlavy following the Bayou Run


February 21, 2016
Clear Lake
March 12, 2016
Downtown Houston (Sam Houston Park)
March 19, 2016
Downtown Houston (Hermann Square)
April 9, 2016
Bellaire City Hall
April 2016
Rice University Track
May 2016
Bear Creek Park
 ***Stay Tuned for a special incentive for participation in the Spring Series*** 
Hint: The more you run, the better your chances at a free fall race!!


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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