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Strava Segment of the Week: JD-backstretch counter clockwise (McMinnville)

Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville photo from KPTV.

Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville photo from KPTV.

McMinnville is a lovely place to run. I've done a number of small races there and the MacTown Striders keep the area runners busy and engaged. So this week we are doing the "JD-backstretch counter clockwise" (remember, the first person to run a route with Strava gets to name it). This segment is longer than most of the segments we post, at 1.2 miles; and despite the way the elevation chart looks, it's pretty flat with a 0% grade. The route has been attempted 388 times by 63 people. The run is on Joe Dancer Park Trail, in (surprise) Joe Dancer Park. The path winds around sports fields on one side with the Yamhill River on the other.

As of December 8, 2016, the course records for the JD-backstretch counter clockwise are:

Women’s: Kate Williams from July 2015, 9:47

Men’s: Jerry Nance from October 2015, 7:50

The route from two weeks ago, Avery Dash, does not have a new CR since we posted it, but keep trying!

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, December 23 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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About Kelly Barten (723 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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