Strava Segment of the Week: Salmon Creek to First Turn (Vancouver)

The Salmon Creek Greenway is a nice, flat paved trail. Photo from wildliferecreation.org

The Salmon Creek Greenway is a nice, flat paved trail. Photo from wildliferecreation.org

It's about time we head across the Columbia for a nice Strava Segment of the Week in Vancouver, Wash.  The segment "Salmon Creek to First Turn" is a nice flat route that's been attempted 671 times by 195 people. It's 2.3 km, which is 1.42 miles, and it's got only 11 meter of differentiation between its highest and lowest point. The route runs along the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail from NW 36th Ave to an endpoint not far once it crosses Cougar Creek. As with most routes, we suggest that you jog it easy once to make sure you've got it down before you give it your all-out. There are no new Course Records (CRs) from our course from two weeks ago, Eugene's Pioneer Cemetery. Keep trying, friends!

As of October 28, 2016, the course records for the Salmon Creek to First Turn are:

Women’s: Lacey Krout from June 2016, 8:19

Men’s:  Joshua Monda from August 2014, 8:28

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, November 11 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 12.

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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