Monday, December 16, 2019

BCRR WEEKLY UPDATE - December 16 to December 22

Christmas Recap:
Christmas Lights Run
Thanks to all who joined for the Christmas Lights Run! It was a lovely evening filled with Christmas lights of River Oaks!
Christmas Party
The BCRR Christmas Party was a festive event with live music, Moscow Mules, and plenty of crazy sweaters to go around. Thanks for attending!!
John’s Looooooong Run - Sunday, December 29th
Please see the below for details firsthand from John Phillips:

OK people, it’s time to make plans for John’s Loooooong run, the last long run before the marathon. The program is the same as the last 3 years. The date is Sunday December 29th.  We will be starting at 326 Terrace Drive, less than a mile from the tennis center. The start is 6:30am rain or shine, so arrive early enough to drop your bags at the house and meet everyone. Late arrivers may have a long walk due to parking. We will have 6 water/Gatorade stops along the way. Also a clothing drop next to the water fountain as you leave the park. (~mile 3) The whole loop is 21 miles. But there are many ways to shorten as needed. Check out the route map. After the run join everyone for a multi-course breakfast including adult drinks. There will be a hot tub and pool to relax in also so bring a towel. If it’s raining or you are really sweaty please try to dry off a little before coming inside. We are pleased to have the Houston Striders joining us. So you vets help guide them along, we don’t want to lose anyone on the road. 

For all this great food and fun we only ask 2 things. 

  1. First please RSVP to Christina - so we can get a headcount to make sure there is enough food. And sending an e-mail 12 hours before the run doesn’t count. 
  2. Second - we ask for a $8-$10 donation to help cover the cost (this run does not turn a profit). The donation can be placed before or after you run just don’t forget. Also if the fee is too high for your budget donate what you can. We don’t want a few dollars keeping you from joining the fun.   

Let’s have another great BCRR event.
~John Phillips

Ft. Bend KIA 30K - Sunday, December 15th
Congrats to all who braved the humid conditions during the Ft. Bend KIA 30K.
Next up… Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Half Marathon!
October 6, 2019
University of Houston - Clear Lake
October 27, 2019
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
November 9, 2019
December 1, 2019
Sam Houston Park, Downtown Houston
December 15, 2109
Sugar Land Town Square, Sugar Land
January 19, 2020
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:
  • Jackie Tobin - December 13th
  • Claire Daum & Tina Reynolds - December 16th
  • Priya Pisipati - December 17th
  • Maria Hutchinson - December 19th
  • Claudia Verm - December 20th

Hope you have a spectacular day!!!

Happy Hour - Buffalo Bayou Brewery
(Friday, December 20th, 2019) Head over to the Buffalo Bayou Brewery (2101 Summer St) Check out the new brew house of Houston’s growing brewery . See you starting at 7PM.

Sunday – Whole Foods

(Sunday, December 22nd) - Join BCRR at the Whole Foods on Waugh for coffee and breakfast following the Sunday long run!

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!
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