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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.

20th Annual An Ras Mor 5K

SRR Annual Event: 20th Annual An Ras Mor 5K

When: Sunday March 26 @ 9:30am
Where: The Asgard Pub, 350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA (map)

We are excited and honored to announce that the 2017 An Ras Mor 5K will once again be a part of the New England Runner Pub Series! A great way to celebrate the season with 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 still 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 NEEDED for this event! If you can help out please contact Melissa Glotzbecker for more information.

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

SRR Monthly Meeting: February

The next Board Meeting will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 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.

Next Race: Dreamfar 10K

Where: Sharon MA

When: Jan 22 @ 9am

• Race #1 - Dec 11 - Yulefest 5K, Cambridge MA
Results and Standings

• Race #2 - Jan 22 - Dreamfar 10K, Sharon MA
Register Now!

• Race #3 - Feb 5 - Super 5K, Lowell MA
Register Now!
Super Sunday 5K, Cambridge MA
Register Now! (5K only)

• Race #4 - Mar 11 - Black Cat 20 Mile Allie Relay, Salem MA
Register Now! (relay only)

• Race #5 - Spring - Event TBD

• Race #6 - Jun TBD - SRR 26x1 Relay, Somerville MA

Weekly Track Workout




Thanks to the kind people at Brandeis and the kind people on the SRR board (who were willing to pay for this), we will be able to have a one-off SRR indoor track workout this Tuesday. Feb 21 at the Brandeis University Indoor Track in Waltham.  The workout will take place at 7:15 at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on South Street in Waltham.  There should be plenty of free parking.  And best of all:  We get to use all lanes!

In order to attend you must be an SRR member who has paid for track in 2017 by this past Friday.  Here is the list of people who have done that

In the interests of having SRR make a good impression, please do not try to enter the building before 6:45.   I know some of you like to arrive early at Tufts.  Don’t do that here.  I will give you all an extra warmup time.  We will hold off making the announcements until 7:15.  Also I really would like to avoid having people who are not on the list show up, so please check the list above.  If you are not on it and really want to come, I might be able to do something if you let me know Monday (early) but please don't surprise me.

The workout?

Well normally around this time we would just be hitting the heart of our Marathoner's build-up cycle that we typically do this time of year.  You know what that means:  Cruise Intervals.  But a number of you aren't doing marathons and many just ran Martha's Vineyard and so might want something shorter.  So I'll give you your choice:

Workout 1: Cruise Intervals:

N x 1600 at THRESHOLD with 1:00 rests.  The number (N) you do depends upon your weekly milate:

  • 0-39 mpw: 3
  • 40-49 mpw: 4
  • 50-59 mpw: 5
  • 60+ mpw: 6


But feel free to add more..


Workout 2:  VO2Max

  • Group A, B: 6 x 800 at INTERVAL with a 1 lap jog recovery
  • Group C, D, E: 6 x 600 at INTERVAL with a 1 lap jog recovery
  • Group F: 6 x 400 at INTERVAL with a 1 lap jog recovery


Anyone who did not just run a 20 mile race or otherwise is not feeling run donwn should try to make this a bit harder.  Either try to run the final 3 reps FASTER than INTERVAL or try to add add on 1 or 2 more.    This should not be too difficult.    These reps are shorter than normal to begin with


I hope you can make it and that this workout helps


-Joe O'Leary



SRR Race Results - 26x1

SRR Race Results

The 2015 SRR 26x1 Club Challenge Relay was another huge success this year, with SRR fielding two full teams and one, combined Greater Lowell/SRR team. Check out the club results

Left: Sierra will not be bound by your rules (Photo by Thomas Cole)