Strava Segment of the Week: Harewood (Hillsboro)

It’s been a while since we were out west in Hillsboro, so our Strava Segment of the Week this week is “Harewoord (Eastbound)” … (Harewood is the actual name of the street, but the creator names it, so .. ) It’s been attempted 1,013 times by 63 people.

This is an 0.6-mile run with a 1% grade, uphill. There are only two road crossings so your chances of having to stop for a vehicle are slim, and no turns so unless you have special skills you won’t worry about getting lost.

The segment starts at NW Glencoe and NE Harewood (at Jackson School Woods) and runs east-northeast along the street’s curves, ending at NE Jackson School Rd. It looks like a nice little segment in a quiet part of town that would probably be a good addition to any long run you’re doing in that area!

Our segment from two weeks ago was the Boardwalk Path, and given the weather we’ve been having lately, I’m not surprised that there are no new course records. Keep trying, though!

As of January 19, 2017, the course records for the are:

Women’s: Nadya Martin from March 2016, 4:29

Men’s:  Filip Schmole from October 2014, 3:49

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, February 2 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 noon.

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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