Strava Segment of the Week: Tabor Top

Let’s forget running UP a hill this time and instead run AROUND one. This week’s Strava Segment is called “Tabor Top!” and it’s the 0.4-km loop around the top of Mt. Tabor. It’s got an elevation difference of 4 m; and since it’s a segment, you can hike to the top and then rest so you’re fresh for a strong effort to try an knock off the leaders. Take a close look at the map and maybe run a practice loop to be sure you’ve go the start/finish location nailed down.

Before we get into the current leaders’ times, though, congratulations are in order! Christina O. trounced the old course record on our Strava Segment of the Week from two weeks ago “Straight Up Salzman.” She bettered Susie Rivard’s February 2016 time of 16:27 by running the 1.9-mile incline in 14:57. Great job, Christina! The men’s record was not replaced, and is still held by Patrick Reaves.

Back to our new segment: Tabor Top! As of July 7, 2016, the course records are:

Women’s: Shasta Z. from June 2016, 1:54

Men’s: Jacob Buckmaster from February 2016, 1:36

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, July 21 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon!

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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