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.
When: Sunday May 10 @ 9:30AM
Where: Dilboy VFW Post, 371 Summer Street, Davis Square, Somerville (map)
The Mary O'Brien Memorial 5K Run and Walk for Cancer is inspired by Mary (Pilotte) O'Brien, a longtime Somerville resident who lost her brief battle to cancer on November 19th, 2002. Mary was involved in many local organizations throughout her life and dedicated much of her time to helping others. Proceeds of this great event go toward Innovative Cancer Research, supporting the Claudia Adams Barr program. Register online!
Immediately following the 5K, celebrate our cause with food from Redbones, beverages from Harpoon Brewery, awards ceremony, our famous raffle and more!
Volunteers are still needed for this event! Please click here for more information.
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.
There is no track tonight. Outdoor track is currently on our annual spring break. Workouts will resume on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM at the outdoor track
Vermont City Marathoners:
The following are my suggestions for workouts for the next 3 weeks. Do these in any order you like and frankly on any day/time you like. There's no need to do them on Tuesday at 7:00:
Marathon Paced Blocks:
This workout is best done in a place in which you can run uninterrupted by streetlights or road crossings. Every fal we do this on the Minuteman bike path but do it wherever works for you. You run at least two miles of warmup, then Do two blocks of 4 miles each at goal marathon pace. between the blocks, you should continue to run in a nice, slow, recovery jog for two minutes. You will also want to have an easy mile or two of cooldown, bringing the total length of this run to 11-12 miles
Long Cruise Intervals: 2000 meter reps (yes, 5 lap reps) at THRESHOLD. Rest is as follows
The number you do depends upon weekly mileage
Groups A, B:
Groups C, D:
Groups C, D:
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: