Strava Segment of the Week: Linn Ave descent from Holmes to Pearl (Oregon City)

You'll run past the pleasant-looking Singer Creek Park on this segment.

You’ll run past the pleasant-looking Singer Creek Park on this segment.

Since one my running buddies just moved to Oregon City, I thought we should do a segment near her new place! This week’s segment is called “Linn Ave descent from Holmes to Pearl,” and it’s just that – a descent. The half-mile segment has a -5% grade, dropping 149 feet. It’s only been attempted by 20 people for a total of 120 tries.

The route is simple: start at the top of the hill at the intersection of Linn Ave. and Holmes Lane, and run down to Pearl. You’ll run by Singer Creek Park on your way which you can explore before or after your segment.

There are no new Course Records (CRs) from our course from two weeks ago, Westbound Dinosaur Dash. Keep trying, friends!

As of October 28, 2016, the course records for the Linn Ave descent from Holmes to Pearl” are:

Women’s: Robyn Dunlap from August 2016, 6:27

Men’s:  Jeff Patterson from March 2014, 2:52

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, November 17 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. 

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