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Welcome to the website of the Somerville Road Runners, Somerville Massachusetts' oldest running club. Bordering Boston and Cambridge, we're a motley crew that works hard, but doesn't let that get in the way of having a good time. SRR is a charitable, non-profit organization that sponsors many events a year including weekly runs, track workouts, annual races and even competitive but delicious cook-offs! Our club welcomes new members of all abilities. Read on to find out what we've been up to lately.

SRR Takes on the Boston Marathon!

SRR Takes on the Boston Marathon!

WHAT: So many events for Somerville Road Runners surrounding the Boston Marathon
Check out our page to see about the pre-pasta party, Bus to the start line, post-race party and moare!

An Ras Mor Race Results

An Ras Mor Race Results

Thank you runners!

Weekly Track Workout

TRACK WORKOUT for Tuesday, MAY 22 - 7:00 PM


Frank Horwill Miler's Workout

Frank Horwill was the founder of the British Milers Club and one of the most renowned middle-distance coaches in England.  He was also the creator of what is know as the "Five Pace Training Theory", a system used by several Olympic gold medalists

Obviously this workout is not something that really fits into the Daniels philosophy.  Furthermore, this workout would normally be a part of a comprehensive, long-term middle-distance training plan which we obviously cannot do for the club.  However I feel this is a good changeoup for us so I have attempted to adapt it to suit our purposes

This workout is very tough in that we run REPEAT pace for longer distances than we normally do and that our rests are much shorter than normal.  However the volume is quite low and you get a big rests between sets

This is not a workout in which you need to worry about hitting the paces right on.  The point here is try to hit the paces without breaking down.


All Groups: 1 x 800 at THRESHOLD with a 400 meter jog.  Then 2 sets of the following

Groups A, B

  • 1 x 400 at REPEAT (0:30 rest)
  • 1 x 800 at REPEAT (1:00 rest)
  • 1 x 400 at REPEAT (5:00 rest)

Groups C, D:

  • 1 x 400 at REPEAT (0:30 rest)
  • 1 x 600 at REPEAT (1:00 rest)
  • 1 x 200 at REPEAT (5:00 rest)

Groups E, F

  • 2 x 200 at REPEAT (0:30 rest)
  • 1 x 400 at REPEAT (1:00 rest)
  • 1 x 200 at REPEAT (5:00 rest)



Deb Downs crushes Boston 2017

SRR Race Results

SRR Attacked the Boston Marathon again in 2017. Battles were won. Battles were lost. Legends were made.

Left: Ooooh! Boston Marathon! You're so scary! Deb looks terrified of you. (Photo by Paul Nelson)