Strava Segment of the Week: Up the Lazy River 10k race course

Run_Oregon_LogoThe segment from two weeks ago has a new leader for the men’s record! Congratulations to Dean A., who ran the 1.4-mile segment in 8:24, beating out Clint VanderGiessen’s April 2016 time of 8:55. The women’s record still resides with Hayley Ney at 11:15.

This week we have a brand-new segment for you, in West Linn. And the segment happens to also be the race course for ORRC’s Up the Lazy River 10k, for which I’m one of three volunteer race directors.

Check out the segment here – it’s the race course, with one big hill and one short but steep one, otherwise a pretty flat course. And best of all, if you are running the 2016 UTLR on Monday, May 30, you will have a built-in chance to beat the current record on this segment!

If you want a little shorter segment to fight for, you can do this 0.3-mile segment that is part of the course.

Two things to remember: You can save $8 on your registration with the code READRUN; and you can visit Strava here and create a free account to log your run and try to take the title. Then remember to get the app on your smartphone to take on your run.

As of May 27, 2016, the course records for the 6.2-mile segment are:

Women’s: No runs recorded

Men’s:  Matt Palilla in May 2015, 35:28

And for the shorter 0.3-mile segment:

Women’s: Shannon Wilkinson in May 2013, 2:47

Men’s:  Matt Palilla in May 2015, 1:58

So, can you beat his time (or for the ladies, run the best time over everyone between now and June 9) and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, June 9 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! We’ll post a new Segment next Friday at 11.

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. There is also a premium version, but in order to run and record routes as described in this post, you do not need to subscribe to their premium service. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 


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