Strava Segment of the Week:

Riverview Cemetery photo showing the beautiful views found there.

Riverview Cemetery photo showing the beautiful views found there.

This week we are heading to a spooky location in the spirit of Halloween … because when you have a four-year-old daughter, Halloween starts on September 15th. This segment may not be the most creatively named, but the “Jogging through cemetery (up bike route)” is a nice route through Riverview Cemetery just above the Sellwood Bridge.

This route has been attempted 408 times by 114 people, and is another Category 4 climb. It’s 1.4 miles at a 5% incline, and I highly recommend running it before you make an attempt at the CR to be sure you have all the turns correct.

As of September 29, 2016, the course records for the “Jogging through cemetery” segment are:

Women’s: Angela Lindbo from September 2016, 12:37

Men’s:  Chris Maxwell from August 2016, 9:41

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, October 13 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.

Our SSOTW from two weeks ago was the PoHo 42nd segment in SE Portland; there have been no new CRs since we posted the segment.

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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