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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.

18th Annual An Ras Mor 5K

SRR Annual Event: 18th Annual An Ras Mor 5K

When: Sunday March 22 @ 9:30AM
Where: The Asgard Pub, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA (map)

SRR's first race of the year is also a great way to celebrate the first weekend of Spring! The course is a mostly flat 5K through Cambridge, from Central Square towards Harvard Square and back, followed by some great craic! If you haven't registered yet you can do so online. Proceeds from the race will benefit several Cambridge charities and youth groups including the JLK Sanfilippo Research Foundation and the Cambridge Rindge and Latin Track Team..

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED for this event! If you can help out please contact Carrie-Anne Dedeo for more information.

SRR Grand Prix Race Series

SRR Grand Prix Race Series

December 14 -- Yulefest 5K, Cambridge MA
January 18 -- Lazy Dog 3 Miler, Lynn MA
February 1 -- Super Sunday 5 Miler, Cambridge MA
March 15 -- New Bedford Half Marathon, New Bedford MA
April 4 -- Shifters 5K, Waltham MA
May 10 -- MOM's Run 5K, Somerville MA

Check out our Grand Prix web page for more details and race results.

No, our meetings don't really look like this (the board members are actually far more attractive).

SRR Monthly Meeting: April

The next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7PM at the Eastern Bank (formerly Wainwright Bank) Community Room, 250 Elm Street (across from the Burren) in Davis Square.

For meeting info contact Urvi Mujumdar.

Weekly Track Workout
 Tuesday, March 31 -- 7:00 PM

This is our final indoor workout of this winter.

Next week we meet on the OUTDOOR track at 6:30 PM. We will have two outdoor workouts at 6:30 PM (on April 7 and 14th) and then we will take a 3 week break. Outdoor workouts will then resume on May 12th at 7:00 PM

Groups A & B

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (200 jog)
  • 1 x 800 at INTERVAL (200 jog)
  • 1 x 1000 at INTERVAL (400 jog)
  • 1 x 1200 at INTERVAL (400 jog)
  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD or faster***

Groups C & D

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (200 jog)
  • 1 x 600 at INTERVAL (200 jog)
  • 1 x 800 at INTERVAL (400 jog)
  • 1 x 1000 at INTERVAL (400 jog)
  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD or faster***

Groups E & F

  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD (200 jog)
  • 1 x 400 at INTERVAL (200 jog)
  • 1 x 800 at INTERVAL (400 jog)
  • 1 x 1000 at INTERVAL (400 jog)
  • 1 x 1600 at THRESHOLD or faster***

***Note that if you feel restless, you have my blessing to turn up the jets on the final 1600 but it is neither expected nor needed. If you intend to do this, I would run the first 800 at LT and then pick it up second half

Where do I sign up for SRR membership/track?

Here:  2015 SRR Membership/Track signup



Ultras:  Do you have the mojo?

SRR Race Results

Congratulations to Shaun Miller who recently conquered the Vermont 50 Miler shattering a personal best by over half an hour on a challenging course.

This is just the latest in a growing SRR Ultra movement that has been going for a while but really seems to have gained momentum this year. Just a cursory scan of this years results shows:

  • 100 Milers: Shaun, Adena Schutzberg, Dave Souza, Brian Tinger
  • 50 Milers: Shaun, Scott Dedeo Alex White, Tinger, Adena
  • 50K: Scott, Diona Fulton, Jesse Morrow, Ray Charbonneau, Cesar Hernandez Lou Duval Alison Lackey, Jerome Lang
  • SRRs Around-the-Lake Ultra: Dave Hodges, Randy Strauch Alex White, Barbara Grandberg Jerome Lang tackle SRRs

Want to join them and give an ultra a try? You can start small and local and see how goes. You have a golden opportunity this November 10 at the USATF-NE Ultra champsionships with the RI 6 Hour Race in Warwick.

Left: This medal is not given. It is earned