Monday, October 31, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: October 31st to November 6th

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Houston Half Marathon & 10K 

It was a foggy Sunday for a half-marathon but BCRR showed its best nonetheless! Thanks to Andrew for hosting a stellar post-race party! Results for the race can be found HERE.

Next Up:
Registration found HERE.
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It’s that time of the year again!! Alex’s 5K is this weekend: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at MacGregor Park!!! Registration is open at

Please consider running or volunteering to support a great cause that is near and dear to the club!

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First Sunday of the Month Bayou Run & Breakfast!

Join us Sunday, November 6th for a break from the routine by running along the Buffalo Bayou.  

Afterwards, meet us for breakfast at Biskit Junkie (403 Westheimer Rd) for homemade biscuits taken to a whole new level!

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Save the Date:

·         BCRR Invades Austin – November 19-20th: Susan & Steve Davis have invited BCRR to Austin! Festivities include a Saturday AM run with their run club, Ship of Fools, brunch, and cocktail hour at the Davis' home (54 Rainey St). Two hotels have been recommended based on location: 
·  Extended Stay Downtown Town Lake 507 S. 1st St. 78704 1-877-432-9997     ($139)   
·  Radisson Hotel & Suites Downtown 111 E. Cesar Chavez  78701 1-844-464-2665      ($178)

·         BCRR Christmas Lights Run & Party – Friday, December 9th: The annual Christmas Lights Run in River Oaks followed by a top notch Christmas Party at the Modern! More details to follow!

·         John’s Long Run – Sunday, December 18th: John’s Looooooong Run will be have a new starting location: 326 Terrace Ave. The course & post-run festivities will be just as entertaining! A $10 donation is suggested to help support the fun!

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Running Survey:

A student at A&M Kingsville contacted us requesting help in a running training study he is conducting. He needs you to fill out a 5 minute survey periodically as you train for an event. Let's help him out and contribute to sports research! Here is what he said:
It is a study on runners of any experience level as they are training for a run of any distance - 1 mile all the way up to an ultra. They need to be within the first 25% of their training cycle for the event and over 18. It is a simple series of four surveys, one at the beginning of training, one half way, one ¾, and one post event; each only take about 5 minutes to complete. They will complete the first survey from the link below and then the professor will send them the follow up surveys at the appropriate times. Additionally if they are about to start a training cycle (within the next 1-2 months) but have not yet they are more than welcome to save the link and do the survey when they start. Here's the link: 

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September 17, 2016
Spotts Park
October 9, 2016
Univ of Houston Clear Lake
October 30, 2016
Sam Houston Park
November 13, 2016
Wortham Center Plaza
December 11, 2016
Sugarland Town Square
January 15, 2017
George R Brown Convention Center

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

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:
·         Edward Albrecht & Jesse Bounds – November 5th
Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
 Happy Hour – Raven Tower 
(Friday, November 4th,  2016) Please join us this Friday at Raven Tower (310 North St) for Happy Hour! It’s a great outdoor space to welcome in the fall(ish) weather! See you there at 6:30pm!

Sunday – Whole Foods - To return in next week!!


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 6:30 at Rice University (run leaves at 6:40 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@

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.


See the latest newsletter here! 

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Monday, October 24, 2016

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE: October 24th to October 30th