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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.

Balanced Athlete Intro Session & Newton Demo Run Night for SRR

Balanced Athlete Intro Session & Newton Demo Run Night for SRR

Date: Monday, November 17th @ 6:15pm

6:15 - 6:45pm - Balanced Athlete session led by SRR member Nichole Bukowski in the back room of The Burren. Balanced Athlete is a combination of mobility, strength, and stretching that makes you a better runner with way less injuries!

6:45pm - Newton Running Demo Run. Newton Running will bring shoes for our SRR and community runners to demo during The Burren Route.

Post Run - Meet back at The Burren for Food and Beers! Thank you to The Burren for providing food, and to Newton Running for providing beer for our demo runners!

Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

SRR Annual Event: Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

Where: 40 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville MA (map)
When: Thursday, November 27th @ 9 a.m.

One of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2013:
Eleven straight years chosen by New England Runner magazine

  • Chip timing by Bay State Race Services !
  • T-shirts for first 2400 entries only

Register Early !
  • Field size is limited to 3000 entrants
  • Race will sell out well in advance ... it has for the last nine years !!!
  • Entry fee is $29 all inclusive - no additional service fees
  • No Mail-in or Walk-up registrations !!!
  • Register on line at www.racemenu.com

For more information please contact: Bill Bryant at gobble@srr.org. To volunteer for this event please sign up here!

The 31st Annual Mill Cities Relay

When: Sunday December 7th @ 8AM
Where: Starts in Nashua NH, finishes in Lawrence MA

Time to get geared up for the Mill Cities Relay! This is one of the best events that SRR takes part in, and it's one of the few chances we have each year to truly compete as a club. In other words, we will form teams for each division and the combined results for all of those teams will compete to be the overall club champion of the relay. We have finished second three years in a row, and will look to finally break through this year. So if you've participated in the past, and know how much fun this race is, then please help us with the recruiting effort and get others to sign-up.

LINK TO SIGN-UP FORM!

The linked form explains everything you need to know, but if you like your information in bullet point form, then here you go:

-- SRR pays your entry fee
-- The sign-up deadline is Friday, 11/14
-- Teams will be announced the weekend of Thanksgiving
-- The Open division has been split into two divisions: Open (0 - 29) and Sub-Masters (30 - 39)
-- The race ends at a bar. With beer. And you'll enjoy the company of our own SRR teams, as well as hundreds of other runners.

Please let us know if you have any questions:
-- Brian Cullinan
-- Brendan Kearney

For even more info on this event please visit the Mill Cities Relay website or you can Like It on Facebook.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

SRR Volunteering: CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

BAA Half Marathon -- Join SRR members at the finish line of the B.A.A. Half Marathon at White Stadium in Franklin Park to hand out medals to race finishers. It's a great opportunity to support both the club and the B.A.A.

We'll be handing out medals from 8am till noon on Sunday, October 12. To sign up, go to the BAA Volunteer Registration Site and enter SRR as both login and password.

Or contact Carrie-Anne if you can assist at any other upcoming events!


SRR Thursday Night Run -- The SRR Thursday Night Run happens every week at Casey's at 7:15 PM, no matter what!! Please contact Karen Vitali if you can volunteer for either timing or sweeping.

Pictured at left, an eager little SRR volunteer at the 12th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon

Weekly Track Workout
TRACK WORKOUT:
 Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 PM Tufts Indoor Track

For tonight's workout I have listed timed rests but you should feel free to instead merely jog a lap (nice and EASY) in the outer lane instead.

You should also feel free to (optionally) pick up the pace to faster than INTERVAL in the later reps but please run the first 3 right on pace.

Please be sure to get in a good warmup with some strides.

  • Group A: 6 x 800 at INTERVAL (2:00 rest)
  • Group B: 6 x 800 at INTERVAL (2:15 rest)
  • Group C: 6 x 800 at INTERVAL (2:30 rest)
  • Group D: 6 x 600 at INTERVAL (2:00 rest)
  • Group E: 6 x 600 at INTERVAL (2:15 rest)
  • Group F: 6 x 600 at INTERVAL (2:30 rest)

IMPORTANT INFO:

You will need to be on the track door list to get into the facility. 


How do I get on the door list?

If you wish to attend indoor track, I must have your name on the door list that I submit to the Tufts security every Tuesday.  This can happen in one of two ways

  1. (PREFERRED METHOD) You join SRR and pay for track.  -- then you will be on the list automatically.  Please do not wait until the first practice to do this.  Do it at least a few days before
  2. You send me an email NO LATER THAN MONDAY to let me know you are coming.  Again, do not email me on Tuesday afternoon and expect to get on the list.  This option is for people who are trying out track or who just neglected to sign up in time.  This is not meant to be something you do every week.

Am I paid up for track?

If you joined and paid for indoor track or for indoor+outdoor track for 2014, then you are all set.  Did you come to an indoor practice in Jan/Feb/Mar? -- then you' probably did

 Likewise, if you buy/renew an SRR membership for 2015 and you pay for track for that year, your track privileges will also be good for the final two months of THIS year.  In other words, if you aren't sure if you've paid for track this year, just pay for next year and you'll be all set


Where do I sign up for SRR membership/track?

Here:  2015 SRR Membership/Track signup

 

 

Upcoming Group Long Runs

Upcoming Group Long Runs

Sunday 8/10 --
Run with ocean views, followed by a pool party
78 Corning Street, Beverly MA

Sunday 8/17 --
TBA

See Group Long Runs for details.

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