Cypress Running Club - June Newsletter



Whether you made it to the May 20th annual meeting at 11 Below or not, it's HERE! 

Just go visit your friendly running club website at to register!
Why register?
Don't just register for the snazzy gear - check out our other amazing benefits!

Member Benefits Include:
  • Two Cypress Running Club logo tech shirts, a soft cotton t-shirt, a nifty backpack, seat covers, bib pins, a safety light for early morning runs, and other surprises!
  • Free photos at Houston Marathon/Half Marathon from our club photographer
  • Race support – organized carpools, cheer stations, and post-race gatherings
  • Saturday morning seminars
  • Free running form and technique clinics
  • Hydration support on Saturdays during the training season
  • Discount registration codes for races
  • Training plans designed by certified coaches
  • Access to experienced running advice and mentorship
  • Social events throughout the year 
  • Membership with Road Runners Club of America
  • Great running with a fun group of people who share a passion for the sport
Benefits from Sponsors include:
  • Fleet Feet Sports – 10% discount (excludes electronics & sunglasses)
  • Next Home Realty – 1% discount on realty fee
  • ProCare Chiropractic & Sports Therapy – 10% Rock Tape products
  • Goosehead Insurance – $195 agency fee waived
  • Cryo Recovery – 10% off memberships
  • Adara -- 20% off retail
  • More Hands Maids -- $25 off first and fifth visit for recurring service, or $25 off one-time visit
  • Mr. Handyman -- 10% off labor 
  • Duncan Security – 15% off new home security and monitoring package
  • Cypress Massage -- new client specials
  • Twisted Rose Yoga – Discounts on yoga packages and workshops
  • Carrabba’s – 10% off every visit, and supplies food for our Houston marathon pasta dinner
  • 11 Below Brewery – Free beer for club members at our socials

NOTE:  Goodie bag items and shirt sizes are in limited quantities.  Availability of any items or sizes are not guaranteed.

Can't get enough CRC gear?  Long sleeve tech shirts, neck gaiters, HOODIES, and MORE are available as extra purchasable items during and after registration.  We also have our own store through Fully Promoted / Embroid Me at HERE!

To get your name on the back of the cotton shirt, sign up by June 30th!

Volunteer Opportunities!
If you would have interest in serving on committees directly impacting CRC members, please reach out to a friendly board member or email to learn more!

Help with Hydration!
Volunteers will be needed soon, starting in July. Please consider signing up soon! This is one of the easiest ways to contribute!

It's no financial commitment and easy as can be!  Danielle Robbins will get with you the week before and give you our easy instructions.

As a "thank you" for preparing & bringing hydration, you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for a gift card.  AND, our amazing sponsor, Jimmy John’s, is giving out a $10 credit to each volunteer!

Our amazing Race and Event Support coordinator, Kim Bowden, will continue to organize our next season's VolunCHEERS. To be part of the cheer squad, watch the Facebook feed for the next event:TBA!

Interested in helping in other areas?
  • Like helping for social events or on Fun Finish days?  Check with Nyria Gallardo about upcoming events!
  • Enjoy interacting with Sponsors?  Jaime "Jay" Garza is your guy!
  • Want to be a part of the swag bag experience next year?  Talk to Claire Guppy!
  • Thinking of coaching?  Reach out to any of your friendly coaches to talk to them about next season!
Upcoming Dates

To get your name on the cotton shirt, register by:
June 30th

Training Plans Start
July 28th

Goodie Bag Pickup
August 24th 
**ONE DAY pickup!
Special Alert!

Training may not be as intense for some, but traffic remains the same.

PLEASE remember to continue wearing your safety gear INCLUDING LIGHTS when running early mornings or at night. 

Share the road!

In addition to your blinkies, please run single file OR on the sidewalk when on high traffic roads.  

We're getting reports of groups runing several abreast on the streets.
PRs & New Distances
Carolyn Rospierski  2nd AG 

Half Marathon

Jacinda Gunter  PR 2:25:46
Trail and Ultra
22 miles    Mary Hall Black **

Suzanne Mosley  1st in AG

Stage of Life / Special PR

Ron Stitt got LOST in a race for the very first time! 

Opps, we forgot, but worth mentioning!
Laura Marina  1st for women's at the Bluebell Half

**First time at that distance

Uh - oh! Did we miss it? 
If you don't see your PR or didn't get to post, add to the next brag time post OR PM Andrea Alford and it'll be added next month!
Special Alert!

Hydration is officially OVER for this season!

Hydration support will resume in July when the training plans kick off again.

Until then,

BE PREPARED and bring your own water!!
Race Discounts
Members Only
CRC Store
Our EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted  Store:
So I joined, now what?
Unsure of where to get started?  

Check out the #crcwelcomepost in Facebook, check out the training page at OR look below at some handy guidelines to figure out what to do next!

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Meet the 2018-19 Coaches and Board Members!

A HUGE thank you to some of the phenomenal volunteers who will be serving as this year's coaches and new board members!


No More Excuses / NME5k: Jeneen Garr and Carla Reid
Walking Group: Bonnie Egbert and Michelle Peting
Mileage Builders: Nyria Gallardo, Theresa Castillo, & Pat Perez
Foundation Group: Tim Collier and Letty Joyce 
Progression Group: Johanna Abad, David Muller, & TC Lozano
Advanced Group: Jennifer Laughlin and Rick Posada 
Trail Running Group: Craig Pickett and Mark Shah
Track Coaches: Cherie Lynch & Eric Pearson

Board Members

  • President - Tara Wright
  • VP - Amanda McNeil
  • Treasurer - Letty Joyce
  • Secretary – Heather Lininger

Committee Leads

  • Sponsorship – Jaime 'Jay' Garza
  • Social Events – Nyria Gallardo 
  • Community Liaison - Ron Stitt
  • Hydration Support – Danielle Robbins
  • Technology – Patrick Gomez
  • Race & Event Support – Kim Bowden
  • Newsletter – Andrea Alford
  • Goodies – Claire Guppy
Safety Reminders!

  • If meeting in a group, meet on the sidewalk or grassy areas
  • Run on the left side of the road going toward traffic.
  • Run illuminated!!! Wear lights, bright colors and always carry I.D.!
  • When in doubt, assume the cars can't see you! 
  • Runners in groups should immediately run single-file to the far left and try not to run more than 2 abreast on the trails
  • Use sidewalks when roads are busy!
  • Make sure to hydrate properly - even in cooler temps!
  • Do not leave your vehicle if you are the first to arrive to the run and keep your headlights on until you're ready to leave!
  • Be aware of your fellow CRCers when driving through the parking lot and on the roads in Coles & Longwood
  • Run without earbuds or keep the music level low enough to be aware of your surroundings
  • Please do NOT park in fire lanes or in front of dumpsters!

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