running safety

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.



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 Nicole Tateosian 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
Sep 16 - 6:30 PM - Tufts Outdoor Track

Tatyana Podznyakova Workout

This workout is one continuous run on the track. It will be either 4800, 6400, or 8000 meters, depending upon your current, weekly mileage. During this run, you will alternate the pace every 800 meters back-and-forth between THRESHOLD pace and MARATHON pace. For those running an upcoming marathon, I would suggest you use your *goal* marathon pace, rather than what the chart says. For anyone else, well... the chart does have a pace you can used (based upon your current VDOT). However you may also, as a rule of thumb, just use a 15-second difference per 800

I recommend starting out at THRESHOLD but it's up to you

  • Those running less than 45 miles per week: Do 4800 meters (i.e. 6 x 800)
  • Those running over 45 miles per week: Do 6400 meters (i.e. 8 x 800)

If you are running a lot more than 45 miles per week, feel free to make that 8000 meters (i.e. 10 x 800) but it's up to you.

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 --

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