This week, we are going to close-in SE Portland for a nice short (0.4-mile) segment that has a slight incline (1%, gaining 35 feet). It’s name is PoHo 42nd, and it’s been run 301 times by a total of 63 people. It’s an easy route: start at SE Powell Blvd and SE 42nd (near Creston Park) and run south on SE 42nd to SE Holgate. That’s it. You’ll cross a number of residential streets but you should be able to do it without any stops as the cars will all need to stop before turning onto or crossing SE 42nd. Even so, it’s up to you to be SURE they’re stopped and if this means you need to cut an attempt short, cut it short. Safety first!
Our segment from two weeks ago, the Arch Bridge Uphill in Oregon City, has not seen any faster attempts since we posted it two weeks ago.
As of September 16, 2016, the course records for the are:
Women’s: Michelle Conniff from August 2015, 3:02
Men’s: Bobby Weslowski from September 2016, 2:53
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, September 29 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.