Monday, April 4, 2016

BCRR Weekly Update: April 4th to April 10th


EXTRA EXTRA - The latest in news from the Bird: APRIL NEWSLETTER

Spring BCRR Family Picnic

Thank you to all who came to the Family Picnic! It was a great turnout and lots of fun for the kids & adults!

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 3 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!

Bellaire Trolley Run – Saturday, April 9th:

The next race in the HARRA Spring Series is this weekend. 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

 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.

 Save the date for upcoming BCRR Events:

·        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:

·         Suzy Seeley – April 4th       
·         Larry Cullen & Heidi Zimmerman – April 5th    
·         Robert Chandler – April 6th       
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Art Car Ball

(Friday, April 8th, 2016) Please join us this Friday at an alternative happy hour, the Art Car Ball (I & II Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street). Tickets and more information can be found HERE. It is an event full of costumes, dancing, drinks, & art cars!

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, April 10th, 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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