Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - September 25th to October 1st

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HARRA Cross Country Relay

Congrats to all who ran in the Cross Country Relay! BCRR showed up strong with multiple age group trophies…or sombreros!! 
Full results will be posted as they are made available.

Next up… the SpaceCity 10 Miler – October 8th!!!
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Wednesday Night @ Valhalla

Join us after the Wednesday run for birthday fun, as Peter Griffiths, John Philbrick, Bob Kirkpatrick, & Christina Jones will be sponsoring the celebration of beer & pizza! Happy Birthday!! 

But wait there’s more….

Deep Tissue & Sports Massage Expert, Tameika, found and owner of Enhancing Massage & BodyWorks will be joining BCRR at Valhalla after the run! 

She will bring her chair to provide BCRR complimentary massages and information on the benefits of deep tissue work for runners, especially with marathon season approaching. 
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First Sunday of the Month Run

Due to the poor conditions of Buffalo Bayou, a change of pace is needed! Let’s venture to Huntsville State Park for some hill work!!

We will meet at Andrew’s house (4010 Mandell St.) at 6 AM to caravan to the park. There will be options for road or trail running with a distance of 10-15+ miles. Contact Andrew – – for additional details.

For those of you continuing the River Oaks route, meet for brunch at Biskit Junkie (403 Westheimer Rd) following, where you can enjoy an outdoor patio with delicious homemade biscuits! 
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It’s that time of the year again!! Alex’s 5K is quickly approaching!! The race will be held Saturday, November 4th, 2017 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! - Reply to the weekly email to volunteer!

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Save the Date for BCRR Events: 
Dash & Splash – Wednesday, October 4th – Chuck & Cheryl’s
Fall Family Picnic – Sunday, October 15th – The President’s Home (4010 Mandell St.)
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2017 HARRA Fall Series:

September 23, 2017
Tornados Cross Country Relay
October 8, 2017
University of Houston, Clear Lake
October 29, 2017
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
November 26, 2017
Wortham Center Plaza, Downtown Houston
December 10, 2017
Sugar Land Town Square
January 14, 2018
George R. Brown Convention Center

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

BCRR Birthdays:  

Happy Birthday to:

·         Peter Griffiths & Pablo Rivero – September 25th
·         Christina Jones & Alexandra Paddon-Jones – September 27th                
·         Daan Veeningen & John Philbrick – September 28th               
·         Bob Kirkpatrick – September 29th  
·         April Murphy – October 1st    
 Hope you have a spectacular day!!!
* = New Age Group
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Happy Hour – Better Luck Tomorrow
(Friday, September 29th, 2017) Please join us this Friday at Better Luck Tomorrow (544 Yale St) – a cozy, modern bar with inventive cocktails and elevated comfort foods. We will meet at 6:30 PM. 
Sunday – Whole Foods – To Return 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. Following a loop around Memorial, we head to a dinner venue for post running fun. 

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.

**Please note that in cases of inclement weather, i.e. thunder & lightning, group runs will be cancelled for safety reasons. Check the BCRR Facebook Page for the latest updates on run cancellations**


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