Strava Segment of the Week: Lone Fir Loop

This week’s Segment is through Lone Fir Cemetery. (For the month of October, we decided to post some “spooky” segments.)

The Lone Fir Loop is a nice segment with some rounded corners around the cemetery in SE Portland, Take a look at the route to see which paths you should take and which corners you should cut. This isn’t a highly popular segment; it’s only been tried 159 times by a total of 23 people.

It’s exactly 1 km and flat as a pancake, with only 10 meters of difference along the route.

Our Segment from two weeks ago was the Terrace Drive Climb. Adam DiVergilio knocked out his own CR of 6:01, logging a 5:50 on September 27, 2016 – nice work. The women’s CR is still held by Annie R. from Christmas Day 2014.

As of October 6, 2016, the course records for the Lone Fir Loop are:

Women’s: Kat Surely from July 2016, 4:53

Men’s:  Mr. Colin R. from April 2014, 4:08

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, October 20 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. 

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