Strava Segment of the Week: Alberta Park Loop

Alberta Park photo from Wikipedia.

This week's segment is in NoPo: The Alberta Park Loop is in between NE Killingsworth and NE Ainsworth right around NE 20th. It's in a very walkable neighborhood where some of my good friends live, and while the segment has only been attempted by 108 people, they've logged 1,305 attempts. This 0.6-mile segment is flat, with an elevation difference of only 48 feet over the whole loop, and sticks to the perimeter path at the park. Take a close look at the map to be sure you choose the right paths. Good news on our segment from two weeks ago, NW Red Hawk Drive Climb! Both the women's and men's course records were stolen away on August 13th. Matthew Klein ran a 6:52, taking down the previous time of 7:44; Lauren Magnee set a new women's CR of 10:22, bettering the previous CR of 10:43.

As of August 25, 2016, the course records are:

Women’s: Kira Donnelly from June 2016, 4:03

Men’s:  Chris Sheaffer from July 2016, 3:11

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, September 8 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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