Monday, April 11, 2016

BCRR Weekly Update: April 11th to April 17th


 LP Run – Wednesday, April 13th:

The 5th race in the HARRA Spring Series is approaching. The goal is to run as many RPMs (laps) as you can in 33 ½ minutes. Registration and race information can be found HERE. This will take the place of our normal Bayou run next Wednesday.



Interested in helping support the club as an active member of the board? Know someone who could help this club grow and make an even bigger impact in the running community? Nominate yourself or someone to run as a member of the board. Open positions include:
·        President
·        Vice-President
·        Secretary
·        Treasurer
·        Members at Large

Reply to this email with nominations!

Bellaire Trolley Run 2016

Congrats to all those who raced & thank you to all those who supported the runners!!! It was a lovely morning for a run!!  
In case you missed this in the latest HARRA email:
Spring Series Competition Wide Open
We have not seen such a tight race for the Overall Club and Team competition in a long time.  Will BARC be dethroned?  As they will say this weekend on the Texas Independence Relay - Come and Take It.   Here is a breakdown of the top five in all competition categories after the first three events
Club (all teams from a club) and Team (fastest team from a club) competition 
Overall Club: Striders 152, BCRR 148, BARC 141, ALRC 79, Kenyan Way 47
Overall Team: Striders 141, BCRR 110, BARC 101, ALRC 71, Kenyan Way 47
Only 2 more chances to move up in the rankings!! Good Luck BCRR!!


BCRR is continuing our race participation reward program. It’s designed to thank our HARRA Series Runners and encourage future HARRA Series participation… a raffle of FREE entries to HARRA Series races!

Following the last race in the HARRA Spring Series, BCRR will raffle off a free entry to each of the Fall Series races. All BCRR members who are also HARRA members and ran at least one Spring Series race will be eligible to enter the raffle. AND, the more races you ran, the greater your chance of winning a free race entry, because your name will be entered into the raffle for each Spring Series race you ran.

HOW IT WORKS: Run (HARRA Series races)!! And then run some more! And then after your race, mosey over to your computer and email your name and the Spring Series races you ran (relays count) to with the subject line “BCRR Raffle.” Runners can send emails after each race, or wait until after the final race to email their entries. Remember, for your race to be “raffle eligible” you must be a member of both BCRR and HARRA at the time of the race. The deadline to email entries is May 21, 2016. Raffle winners will be notified by BCRR with information on how to claim their free entries.

Stay tuned to the weekly BCRR email for details and reminders on the raffle submission deadline, and keep running!

 Save the date for upcoming BCRR Events:

·        BCRR Spring Banquet @ St. Arnold’s– 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:

·         Ross Davis, Elizabeth Etheridge, Eric Pace, & Shelley Grahmann – April 11th       
·         Rich Vega & Lana Brown – April 15th    
·         Robert Kaping & Ross Moody – April 16th
·         Robin Lowenkron, Roy Camberg, & Scott Williamson – April 17th        
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – The Owl Bar
(Friday, April 15th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at the Owl Bar (2221 W Alabama St). A compact little hangout with darts, a jukebox, and a big wine & beer menu.

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, April 17th, 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 13, 2016
Rice University Track
May 14, 2016
TC Jester Park


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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