Tuesday, March 29, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: March 28th to April 3rd


It’s a busy first weekend in April with BCRR – Hope to see many members out and about at the upcoming events!


First Sunday of the Month Bayou Run & Breakfast!

Join us Sunday, April 3rd for a break from the routine by running along the Buffalo Bayou.

Afterwards, instead of the usual Sunday brunch, please join us for……..

Spring BCRR Family Picnic & Trash Day – Sunday, April 3rd

BCRR will be hosting its 2nd family picnic at Picnic Loop in Memorial Park on Sunday, April 3rd.  at 2pm. BCRR board members will be manning the grill with hamburgers & hot dogs! Feel free to bring something to add to the fire!

BCRR will also be supplying sides and kid drinks. Please bring your own adult beverages & a picnic food to share!

In an effort to make our club more eco-friendly, we will be cleaning up the picnic area – trash bags & gloves will be provided. We will also be using as many paper products as possible to lessen our impact on the environment.

We will be setting up near the Mellow Monday meet up spot at Picnic Loop on the south end of the park (by the volleyball courts). Look for the BCRR banner!!

Lone Star Trail Run – Saturday, April 2nd

Scott Bounds is organizing a Lone Star Trail run from Richards to Lake Stubblefield.  (FS219 - FS211, 3.4 miles) (FS211 - FM149 / blue trail, 3.5 miles) (FM149-FS237, 2.6 miles) (FS237-FS204, 3.1 miles) (FS204-FM1375, 1.4 miles) (FM1375 to Stubblefield Campground, 3.9 miles).  Although 18 miles of trail running, runners can start at different points to get their distance in.  For example, to run 11 miles, the runner would start at the FM149 trailhead.
http://www.ouachitamaps.com/Lone%20Star%20Trail.html  The trail sections are shown as Sections 01 (Richards to FM 149), 02 (FM 149 to FM 1375 and part of 03 (FM 1375 to Cotton Ck Cemetery Rd).

Please contact Scott Bounds for further information and to be included in planning! - scottbounds@earthlink.net

Bellaire Trolley Run – Saturday, April 9th:

The next race in the HARRA Spring Series is getting close. The 2016 Bellaire Trolley Run is scheduled for April 9, 2016. This run benefits PATRONS for Bellaire Parks and Bellaire High School Track and Field.

To register and for more information CLICK HERE

 Save the date for upcoming BCRR Events:

·        Art Car Ball – Friday, April 8th
·        BCRR Spring Banquet @ St. Arnold’s– Wednesday, May 25th

Time to Travel with BCRR:

·        We are looking for interested members to run the Bolder Boulder - Memorial Day, May 30th, 2016 – in Boulder, CO. Reply to the email for more information & to get an initial headcount. Race information can be found HERE.


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:

·         Paul Schulz & Wanda Callahan – March 29th       
·         Doug Carlisle* – March 30th    
·         Mark Miller* – March 31st      
·         Grant Jenman – April 1st      
·         Scott Johnson – April 3rd      

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Brash Brewing
(Friday, April 1st, 2016) Please join us this Friday at Brash Brewing (508 W Crosstimbers Rd, Houston 77018) – a great new brewery to explore in the Heights from the owners of Petrol Station. Learn more about the brewery HERE

Sunday – To return next week!


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 13, 2016
Rice University Track
May 14, 2016
TC Jester 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-  p_griffiths@bellsouth.net

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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