Strava Segment of the Week: Northwest Red Hawk Drive Climb in North Plains

Within the first mile of the ORRC Garlic Fest 10k, you head out into the country. This photo shows the flat section before this week’s Strava Segment of the Week.

This week’s course, the Northwest Red Hawk Drive Climb, is in North Plains, Ore. The segment is 1.8 km, and has a climb of 72 meters. This is a 4% grade. You might wonder why this segment made our rotation, and it’s because it’s part of the ORRC Garlic Festival 10k course that wraps around the back of Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course and will be run this weekend. So, if you’re doing that race, be sure to have your Strava app open to record your run! It looks like both the men’s and women’s CRs are from previous years’ races.

So, first we need to issue apologies … we missed posting an update last week! Which means we have TWO segments on which to update you.

The first the Foot Bridge in Vancouver, Wash from July 22. And we have a new CR (course record)! Congratulations to Allie Keogh, who ran the 1.5-km segment in 5:35. This is quite a bump from the previously held CR of 6:20. The men’s record held by Jeffrey Oram held.

The second is the Glendoveer Loop from July 29. For this segment we did not find any faster times since the posting, so keep trying!

Now back to this week’s Strava Segment of the Week:

As of August 12, 2016, the course records are:

Women’s: Kim T from August 2015, 10:43

Men’s:  Pete Carleson from August 2014, 7:44

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, August 25 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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