Strava Segment of the Week: Nike Hollister Trail

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First of all, I have to announce that our Strava Segment of the Week from two weeks ago, Cooks Butte in Lake Oswego, has two new names on the leaderboard! Dean A. beat out Mike G.'s time of 6:17 with an impressive 5:47. And on the women's side, Kathleen T. beat Kathleen Tarlow (maybe the same person, but I can't be sure) with a time of 7:01, cutting the previous record by 45 seconds. That loop was an 0.9-km charge up a 10% incline. Congrats! This week's Strava Segment of the Week is a lovely 1.8-km (~1.12 miles) point-to-point that follows the Hollister Trail across the street from the Nike Campus. It's not quite a loop - just three sides are included in this segment. You'll need to check it out here to double check the start and finish points and honestly, if I had a chance at beating these times, I'd run it once easy to make sure I had the points right. As of June 16, 2016, the course records are: Women's: Ginny Figlar Colon from December 2014, 6:39 Men's: Lopez Lomong from January 2016, 5:39

Now, if anyone can beat these records, I will be not just impressed, but floored. These are fast. To be fair, Lopez Lomong ran in the 2008 Olympics and has a few national titles on his resume. So I’ll check to see if anyone breaks the top 20 and post that! The route has been attempted 3,999 times (as of June 14) by 387 people; it has a 0% grade and only 12 meters separate it’s highest point from its lowest.

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, June 30 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. 

 

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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