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Strava Segment of the Week: Teal of Steel

It has been a while since we’ve done a Strava Segment of the Week that included a decent hill, so why not do one that is 100% hill? This week’s segment is the Teal of Steel, run in South Beaverton pretty close to Murray and Scholls Ferry Road.

The climb is only 72 feet, over 0.3 miles, but that works out to a 4% grade. It’s what I think of as a neighborhood favorite – it’s been tried by 105 people – 729 total times. The segment starts at SW Scholls Ferry Rd. and climbs up SW Teal Blvd. There is only one road crossing – at SW Pintail Loop – on this segment, making it pretty sheltered but not 100% car-free.

As of February 9, 2017, the course records are held by:

Women’s: Brittney Forster – 2:31, February 2016

Men’s: Pat Werhane – 2:07, August 2013

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

No new records from our Segment of two weeks ago, the Runway West in Salem. Keep trying!

Speaking of this, we do not have any new CRs for our SSOTW from two weeks ago: Jogging thru cemetery; check it out here and keep trying!

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 (708 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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