Monday, June 3, 2019

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - June 3rd to June 9th

Special THANK YOU to John Phillips
I wanted to take a moment in today’s email to update the club on a few upcoming changes. As most of you know, John Phillips has been BCRR’s #1 supporter and volunteer for 20+ years, however as his 70th birthday approaches, John has announced his BCRR retirement.

For the club, this means we have some big shoes to fill! Starting Sunday, June 30th, we will need water stations volunteers weekly. If we can have a team of 4-5 members rotating each month, this should help share the workload. Please let me know if/when you are willing to volunteer.

As the Fall Series approaches, we will be searching for club members to help with the heavy lifting at the boat shed and at race day set up, as John prepares to take a step back.

There are no amount of thanks and appreciation we can express to John for the hours he has spent supporting this club - but still - THANK YOU John Phillips!!!


Wednesday Run @ Memorial Park for Global Running Day!
Join us under the BCRR Tent at the Memorial Running Center to celebrate Global Running Day! The Houston Marathon Committee has organized an event featuring food trunks, beer, and prizes! We will meet at the tent and begin a 6 mile run starting at 6:30 PM.

Find more details at the Facebook event HERE!

**There will be NO supported run at Rice on Wednesday**
Bayou Bash Relay
Thanks to all BCRR Members who ran and volunteered at the event! BCRR entered 14 teams, of which 7 placed! Results can be found HERE
BCRR Membership 2019-2020
It’s that time of the year again! BCRR Membership renewal is due!  CLICK HERE to complete online:
·        Single Member $30
·        Family Membership: $35
·        Both options offer a $5 discount for HARRA members
Save the date for a fall trip to Santa Fe with BCRR!! We will be venturing to the Santa Fe Thunder Half-Marathon & 5K on Sunday, September 15th.  RSVP to the email for additional information!
2019 HARRA Spring Series
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:
  • Elizabeth Ramos - June 3rd
  • Andrew Webster - June 4th
  • Sharan Thind - June 6th
  • Steve Hasson - June 7th
  • Caryn Honig & Fred Steves - June 8th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!

Happy Hour - The Patio

(Friday, June 7th, 2019) Join us at The Patio (1205 Richmond Ave) a low key bar located next to the Pit Room - enjoy BBQ with your beer! See you starting around 6:30PM.
Sunday – Whole Foods
(Sunday, June 9th, 2019) Join us immediately following the long run for coffee and breakfast at Whole Foods on Waugh
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!!!