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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.

Boston Marathon: SRR Elite Water Stop

Boston Marathon: SRR Elite Water Stop

Volunteers are needed to support our runners at the SRR Elite Water Stop at the 30K mark of the Boston Marathon. During the day we'll need at least two spotters and two people working the table at all times. With enough help, folks should be able to rotate in relatively short shifts. Please use this link to sign up on our volunteer spreadsheet.

This year the fourth wave leaves Hopkinton at 11:15am, so it will be a nice long afternoon on the course. Roads in Newton will re-open at 4:15pm, so that's about the time we'll start packing things up. Please make sure to dress comfortably. Best to bring a sweatshirt or jacket in case of cool or windy weather, and sunglasses and sunscreen for warm and sunny. Bring drinks and snacks for yourself as well. Feel free to invite friends to join you, with the understanding that you are still responsible for getting our runners what they need.

Please feel free to contact Scott 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: May

The next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, May 4, 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 April 21 - NO PRACTICE

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

  • Groups A, B: 1:00
  • Groups C, D: 1:15
  • Groups E, F: 1:30

The number you do depends upon weekly mileage

  • Under 50 mpw: 3
  • 50 - 69 mpw: 4
  • 70+ mpw: 5


Groups A, B:

  • 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 1000 at INTERVAL (2:30 rest)
  • 2 x 200 at REPEAT (200 m jog)
  • 1000 at INTERVAL (2:00 rest)
  • 1600 at THRESHOLD

Groups C, D:

  • 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 800 at INTERVAL (2:30 rest)
  • 2 x 200 at REPEAT (200 m jog)
  • 800 at INTERVAL (2:00 rest)
  • 1600 at THRESHOLD

Groups C, D:

  • 1600 at THRESHOLD (1:00 rest)
  • 600 at INTERVAL (2:30 rest)
  • 2 x 200 at REPEAT (200 m jog)
  • 600 at INTERVAL (2:00 rest)
  • 1600 at THRESHOLD


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