5K Graduation Day is almost here!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Training & Racing | 0 comments

11 weeks ago, dozens of folks took the brave first step to come out to their very first (or first in a very long time) running practice with CRC’s “No More Excuses to 5K” training group. The training plan focused on intervals of running and walking, with increasing amount and duration of running each week. After putting in time with the group on the weekend, and committing to training on their own during the week, they are ready to represent the club at the Blue Bell Fun Run and cross that finish line for the first time! The will be cheered on by other members of the club running the 5K and 10K, and a whole slew of CRC kids will be representing at the kids 1 mile race. This race is always great family fun. Join us!

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CRC Has Reached Celebrity Status!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Featured Posts | 0 comments

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When Beth Basinger had the opportunity to meet super star Meb Keflezighi in Houston during Houston Marathon weekend, she not only talked about how much her family admires him, but also mentioned that a lot of CRC members had met him at the expo or at the race and were impressed at what a great guy he is. Meb said he saw a ton of CRC green out of on the course and he really appreciated everyone’s support. He also added how much he loves running in Houston, probably because this is where he won the Olympic marathon trial in 2012 and claimed the US Half Marathon title that day in 2014! CRC made an exception to the rule about restricting green logo shirt to members, and passed one along to Meb. One month later, Beth was excited to receive a selfie of Meb sporting CRC green! What a great guy!

 

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Banner weekend for CRC!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Events, Featured Posts, Race Pics | 0 comments

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Wow, what an incredible weekend for Cypress Running Club! Our “No More Excuses” 5K training program kicked off on Saturday with dozen of enthusiastic runners and coaches. If you are thinking about joining, it’s not to late to start!

For veteran club members, this has been the weekend they have been looking to since receiving their lottery confirmation emails last summer advising that they were selected to participating in the Chevron Marathon or Aramco Half Marathon. As is traditional, the weekend kicked off with a carb-loading pasta party on Friday evening. Airrosti was present and applied kinesio tape as needed to help runners get race ready. That evening was also the setting for CRC to receive our $750 for participation in the Texas 10 Series races in 2013.

Race day on Sunday did not disappoint. Over 100 CRC members congregated in George R. Brown before the race for the team photo! While they later divided themselves into assigned corrals, they reconnected on the course to inspire each other. Also providing inspiration were CRC cheer stations at miles 7 and 22, in addition to spouses making stops every few miles along the course. A professional photographer rounded out the special perks for runners, and the stage was set for more PRs and memorable firsts.

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“No More Excuses” to 5K is starting soon!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Training & Racing | 0 comments

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to complete your first 5k in 2014? Or maybe you ran a (very) long time ago and have resolved to add running back in to your life? Cypress Running Club can help you achieve those goals! Since 2011 our “No More Excuses” to 5K training plan has helped nearly 100 members cross that finish line for the first time. You can be next! The spring training begins on Saturday January 18th at 7:00am at Coles Crossing Community Center. Our organized group training focuses on run/walk intervals, graudally decreasing the amount of time walking and increasing the amount of time running over the next couple of months. Our “graduation race” will be the Blue Bell Fun Run 5k on April 12. Sign up and join¬†Cypress Running Club today!

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BCS Race Day!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Race day for the BCS marathon and half marathon brought freezing temps, and plenty of PRs as well in both distances. Members were able to arrive in style on a charter bus from Cypress – complete with tunes from self-appointed bus DJ Scott Bell, and snacks coordinated by Rebecca Wells. Club sponsor Dr. Jonathan Gingell was able to tape up members before the race, and provided an enviable experience in the parking lot afterwards to help stretch runners. Taking a bus to the race, later dubbed “best idea ever” has already been approved for inclusion in the budget next season.

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CRC takes on BCS full & half marathon

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Only a little over two weeks to go until the second “official” CRC distance race this season! To help promote the event, CRC is chartering a bus from Cypress to College Station – whoo hoo! Members should have received a special link in their newsletter earlier this month to sign up and reserve a seat. Only a few are still remaining! CRC is also coordinating a group packet pick up for members, as there is no race day pick up offered. If you would like to add your name to the list of packets being picked up, make sure to comment on this Facebook post, or email info@cypressrunningclub.com.

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“No More Excuses” to 5k group has graduated!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Race Pics | 0 comments

Cypress Running Club’s beginner 5k group started back in August with a run/walk interval program with running no more than one minute at a time. Over the weeks the running increased, the walking decreased, and after 12 weeks of dedicated training, race day arrived with perfect weather! Weather was ideal for runners for crossed their very first finish line cheered on by family members and members of CRC.

If you are interested in tackling your first 5k, Cypress Running Club will be offering “No More Excuses” to 5k training starting after the new year.

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