Monday, February 8, 2016

BCRR Weekly Update February 8th to February 14th



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**Alternate Parking for Wednesday Run**

Wednesday, February 10th is Ash Wednesday, and First Christian Church has requested we find an alternate location for parking & water. The church is holding a service at that time and will need all of their parking places. Alternate options include area neighborhoods (take notice of posted signs), Rice Visitor Parking, or bike to the run!

Catie Cohen will be sponsoring the tab at Valhalla following the run in honor of her belated birthday!

**Rose Garden Water Captain Needed!!**
Sadly our long standing Rose Garden Water Captain is taking a hiatus, and BCRR is in the market for a new volunteer! If there are multiple volunteers, a rotation schedule would be ideal so no one person is responsible every week. Please reply to the weekly email to volunteer one or multiple Sundays.


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.


Save the Date for upcoming BCRR events:
·        Ash Wednesday - Wednesday, February 10th - NO CHURCH PARKING
·        BCRR Trash Pick Up & Family Picnic – Sunday, April 3rd
·        BCRR Spring Banquet @ St. Arnold’s– Wednesday, May 25th



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

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Margaret Pace – February 8th   
·         Audriana Schulz – February 12th
·         Georgia Lee Albrecht – February 13th
·         Karen Hasson* – February 14th     

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


Happy Hour – OKRA Charity Saloon
(Friday, February 12th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Okra (924 Congress Ave.). There will be a special event for the release of Buffalo Bayou Brewery’s Belgian Quad Beer!

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, February 14th , 2016) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh. 


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

 ***BCRR INCENTIVE: For every race you run in the HARRA Spring Series, you will receive an entry into a drawing for a FREE entry to a fall series race! 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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