Cypress Running Club - May Newsletter


It's HERE!!!

The CRC Annual Meeting is just around the corner! 

Next season OFFICIALLY starts June 1st, but our kickoff meeting is just around the corner!

Mark your calendar for MAY 20th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm to learn about what we have in store!  You'll meet board members if you haven't yet, check out our financial status, see the new goodie bag items and the new SHIRTS AND GEAR for next year! 

In the meantime, we'll keep you updated on upcoming races and a TON of us will still be out running every Saturday (and most other days of the week in one form or another)!

Just remember, that as the warmer months come upon us, hydration will not always be available.  The last scheduled date was this past weekend, so plan your hydration and runs accordingly!

Also as the training plans wind down, our normal organized crowds on Saturday won't be as big, so make sure to post in the weekly event to see who is running what, how fast, and when!
Volunteer Opportunities!
Our board is gearing up for another year of service!   If you would have interest in serving on committees directly impacting CRC members, please reach out to a friendly board member to let them know how you'd like to help!

We'd love some assistance with goodies, voluncheers and even working with the Sponsors!  Want to hear more?  Reach out to, fill out your volunteer areas of interest when you register next month OR reach out to a board member!

Help with Hydration!
Volunteers are no longer needed for this season, but consider signing up for next year!   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!

Cheering opportunities are open for the Blue Bell race next weekend to see our 5k group cross their first finish line in Brenham!   To be part of the cheer squad, get in touch with Kim Bowden or watch the Facebook feed for details!

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?  Let a board member know!
  • Thinking of coaching?  Reach out to any of your friendly coaches to talk to them about next season!

Thank you for your service!

A HUGE thank you to some of the phenomenal volunteers who have served this year as coaches and board members!

No More Excuses 5k: Jeneen Garr and Carla Jo Reid
Walking Group: Bonnie Egbert and Michelle Peting
Mileage Builders: Steve Sutphen, Jenda Standley, Lea Burns, and Theresa Castillo
Foundation Group: Tim Collier, Letty Joyce and Adrian Conejo
Progression Group: Johanna Abad, David Muller, TC Lozano
Advanced Group: Jennifer Laughlin and Rock Posada 
Trail Running Group: Craig Pickett
Track Coaches: Cherie Lynch, Andrew Robia

Board Members
President – Patrick Gomez
VP – Ashley Bass
Treasurer – Tara Wright
Secretary – Heather Lininger

Committee Leads
Sponsorship – Jaime Garza
Membership – Ashley Bass
Communications – Patrick Gomez
Social Events – Nyria Gallardo & Ron Stitt
Saturday Training Support – Danielle Robbins
Technology – Patrick Gomez
Race & Event Support – Kim Bowden
Newsletter – Amanda McNeil
Goodies – Steve Sutphen

Upcoming Events

CRC's Annual Meeting
May 20th

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
**LaRonda Jackson

**Shilpa Pandey
Amy Takacs - 3rd in AG

**Angie Duncan - 1:07:06

Karen Faber - 1st in AG
Sara Gomer - PR 1:22
**Jeff Keith - 1:17:42
Rick Posada - 49 min, 3rd in AG

Half Marathon

Karin Atkinson - 2nd in AG, 3rd Female non-elite
Melissa Althen - 1st in AG
Theresa Castillo - PR 2:31:58

Sara Gomer - PR 3:03
Brian Gray - PR 1:25:34
Ian Hermon - PR 1:28:32, Grand Master
Mike Hoefer - 2nd in AG
Steve Huerta - 1:28:10, 3rd in AG

**Elizabeth Kolodziej
David Muller - 1st in AG
Becky Nesbitt - 1st Female
Steve Nguyen - 3rd in AG

Gary Ramsey - 1st in AG
Robin Walker Jr. - PR 1:35:04
Mirasol Whitbey - PR 2:27 (17 min)
Vanessa Mertes - PR on The Relay!

Karin Atkinson - BOSTON - 3:34, BQ for 2019
Susan Wang - BOSTON - BQ for 2019

Trail and Ultra
50k - **Zubair Ahmed

50k - **Mary Black
50k - **Faby De Santiago - 5:22

50k - **Kathleen Sirois
50k - **York Zhang
100k - **Emily Rials

70.3 - **Morgan Truitt - 5:41
140.6 - **Joni Buck

Stage of Life / Special PR

Congrats to our 5k graduates!
Congrats to all our Boston Runners!
WTG you IRONMAN finishers!

**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 Amanda Alford McNeil and it'll be added next month!
Special Alert!

Hydration is officially OVER for this spring!

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

Until then,

BE PREPARED and bring your own water!!
Race Discounts
Kolache Factory Challenge 5K
May 5th
CODE: crc5
$5 off

Run Houston! Race Series
10% off

Bayou City Half Marathon Series
10% off

Texas 10 Series
Good for Cypress, Huntsville, Katy, & Conroe
25% off!

Houston Corporate Run 5K
Oct 22-25
CODE: crc5
$5 off

Jingle All The 5K
Dec 1st 
CODE: crc5
$5 off
CRC Store
Our EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted  Store:
Safety Reminders!
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  • 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 your blinkies!
  • 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!
Oops - Where are the Pics?

Due to the overwhelmingly POSITIVE interaction in our Facebook group, it has become nearly impossible to capture all the incredible faces and images you guys share each month.

After several years, we are retiring our "CRC Out and About" pictures section in our newsletter, but please don't stop sharing! 

Seeing so many smiling (and hurting - yes, we saw that pic from mile 12) faces makes friends out of acquaintances - keep snapping, sharing and building those friendships!!!

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