Monday, January 14, 2019

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - January 14th to January 20th

It’s Houston Marathon & Half Marathon Week!!
Below are listed all the events and activities of the week - We hope to see lots of club members out!!

EXTRA EXTRA!!! - Here’s the latest BCRR Newsletter!
Enjoy articles about two BCRR newlyweds and a walk down memory lane with Neeraj.

GRB Run – Sunday, January 13th

Thank you to all who came out and ran or supported the multi-club event! We had ~100 runners who were wonderfully hydrated by Rosie & John Phillips.
Pasta Loading Party – Friday, January 18th
The Carb-loading Pasta Party will be at Buca Di Beppo (5192 Buffalo Speedway) at 7:30PM on Friday.
Please respond to this email – to RSVP by Wednesday, January 16th!!

Gear Collection
This “Gear Collection” is for any items you might need on the race course - i.e. Gu’s, socks, sunglasses, etc. Please place items in a ziplock - labeled with your name, preferred aid station drop, and pace.

Gear will be collected by Christina Jones at the following times:
  • Wednesday, January 16th @ Valhalla following the run
  • Friday, January 18th @ the Pasta Loading Party

*** There will be NO gear pick up marathon morning!***
Security does not allow non-runners into the convention center.
During the Race:
BCRR will have 2 sponsored Hoopla Stations. Please email the host below to help cheer on your fellow runners:
·        Mile 13: Hosted by Katie Decker -
·        Mile 20: Hosted by Susan Cita -

An additional watch and/or drop off location for will be located at the corner of Bissonnett & Mandell – With host’s Chuck and Cheryl providing Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s for those cheering! (5314 Mandell). Feel free to drop off clothing as the race temperature rises. Clothing will be brought to the post-race party.

BCRR Post Marathon Party
326 Terrace Avenue
Sue & Alan’s Home
Pool, Hot Tub, Showers
Jambalaya or Gumbo, Red Beans, Salad & Snacks
Beer, Wine, & Margaritas
NFL Football Playoffs
January 20, 2019
BCRR Member Cost: $10
Guest Cost $15
*Volunteers needed for money collection at the door & post-party clean up*

2018 HARRA Fall Series
September 29, 2018
October 7, 2018
University of Houston - Clear Lake
October 28, 2018
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
November 25, 2018
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
December 16, 2108
Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land
January 20, 2019
George R. Brown Convention Center, Downtown Houston
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:
·        Tom Helm – January 15th
·        Maggie Kirkpatrick – January 16th
·        Ricky Kramer & Steve Davis – January 17th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!

Happy Hour – Pasta Party!!!

Sunday – Whole Foods - to return after the marathon

Mellow Monday- Join us every Monday for a 3 mile recovery run around Memorial Park at 7:00 PM. 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 PM 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-
Sunday Long Run (Memorial Park, 6:30 AM): Meet us at the Tennis Center (Old 0 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**
See the latest newsletter here!
Your BCRR Board!!!