2022 Fall Open House – October 12th

Please join us for a workout followed by coffee and treats on Wednesday, October 12th at the Wellesley High School track! 8:45am start for stretching and warm ups. 9am meeting to introduce new members / guests and review the workout from our fabulous Coach Kathy! We have recently upped our membership to over 35 women. We have runners of all abilities with varying goals from racing to recreation. All are welcome!

May 19th @9:30am – Strength for Runners Workout

Join Suburban Striders and The Training Lab’s Nicole Cotnoir for a free 45-minute strength workout focusing on weight training for runners! The class will take place at 9:30am on Thursday May 19 in Shana Frank’s driveway at 20 Ledgewood Rd in Weston.

This event is exclusively for Striders (including current, former, and prospective members) and clients of The Training Lab, and will be capped at 25 attendees. Please rsvp to carlaworthingtonsmith@gmail.com if you would like to attend!

2022 Spring Kickoff – April 27th – Please join us!

Suburban Striders Running Club to host an Open House workout on Wednesday, April 27! Come at 8:45am for drills / warmup at the Wellesley High School track. Workout starts at 9am. Coffee and snacks will be served around 10am. Meet our fabulous coach Kathy Franey Fleming and current SSRC members. It is a fantastic community of women! Some are looking to get fast while others just to stay fit and motivated. All levels of runners are welcome to join us!

SSRC track workout update June 1, 2020

Hello SSRC members,

We hope that you and your families are well. We miss seeing everyone at the track on Wednesday mornings and hope to be back soon. We are still waiting for Governor Baker’s announcement when groups of over 10 can gather and sports fields/tracks can open. This will most likely be in Phase 2. We will update the members next week when the details of the plan should be clearer.  As soon as we get the green light, we will send out a notice that we may resume our weekly track practices and which protocols we must follow. Until then, keep using our website to access the workout of the week. Coach Kathy has been posting creative workouts and  I have enjoyed following them. I am certainly looking forward to running with SSRC again soon! If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sue McNatt and the SSRC Board: President Mary Worthington, Hilda Chow, Kathleen Woodward, Kristin Donahue, Martha Cooney and Coach Kathy Fleming

Coach Kathy will continue to post workouts every week-Let’s stay connected!

Dear SSRC members,

I hope that everyone is doing well during these challenging times. Even though we can’t meet as a club right now, Coach Kathy will continue to post workouts for everyone to view. These can be done on the roads, trails, treadmill or even adapted to a stationary bike or elliptical. If you have any questions about the workouts, please let us know. I certainly look forward to checking the website with eager anticipation every Wednesday morning, almost like opening a present! This will help us all stay connected until we can meet again to run on the Wellesley High Track.

Let’s also stay connected through conversations on our google list, emails, texts, phone calls or video chats. This is an amazing group of supportive women: athletically, socially and emotionally and we encourage our members to reach out to each other during this challenging time. Please share stories, funny anecdotes, tell us about your workouts and runs, ask for help, advice and anything else you want to talk about.

Be well- take care of yourselves, your family, elders, neighbors, friends and pets. Keep running, smiling, laughing and supporting each other. Remember, we are all in this together!!

Sue McNatt and the SSRC Board: President Mary Worthington, Kathleen Woodward, Martha Cooney, Kristin Donahue, Hilda Chow and Coach Kathy Fleming


SSRC Workouts Suspended 3/17/2020

SSRC members,

We have suspended our workouts until further notice.  The Town of Wellesley has closed all parks, playgrounds and playing fields which includes the high school outdoor track.  This is to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Below is the notice from the Town of Wellesley:

Parks, Playgrounds and Playing Fields Closed: All Town open space areas are closed for activities until further notice. Playground equipment is not cleaned and may harbor viral material for many days. Residents are asked to exercise, walk dogs and enjoy other activities individually and not congregate. Fields and parks should not be used for pickup games of any kind. Families and children should not use play equipment. Wellesley’s trail system and larger reservations remain open, but when encountering others, please respect social distancing guidelines (6 feet).

Kathy will have weekly workouts posted for us to use on the roads until we can resume our outdoor workouts.  The workouts will be available on our website each Wednesday.

As Sue said in her previous post, “It is imperative to take care of yourselves and your family, get plenty of rest, eat well and continue to exercise alone or in small groups.  We are all in this together.  Stay healthy and keep running!”

SSRC track workout-3/18/20

Good afternoon SSRC members,

We will begin holding our weekly track workout outdoors at the Wellesley High Outdoor track on 3/18/20. This date is a few weeks earlier than anticipated, but it is necessary to follow these guidelines to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in our communities.  When we meet on Wednesday, we will be careful to practice social distancing during the workout and to reduce any physical contact between members.  By now, everyone knows what this means.  Please bring your own water bottles and hand sanitizer as well.

We will meet as usual for the dynamic warmup at 9:00, a quick meeting and Kathy will explain the workout of the day.  We will keep the workout groups small.

It is imperative to take care of yourselves and your family, get plenty of rest, eat well and continue to exercise alone or in small groups.  We are all in this together. If anyone has further thoughts or suggestions, please let us know. If anyone has any questions, please ask.

Stay healthy everyone and keep running during this very challenging time in our world.

Sue McNatt, SSRC Board Member