Strava Segment of the Week: That Damn Dam at Hagg Lake

The dam at Hagg Lake, in nice weather. It probably won't look like this in the next two weeks.

The dam at Hagg Lake, in nice weather. It probably won’t look like this in the next two weeks.

The Hagg Lake Mud Runs are this weekend, and there’s no way any of the trail segments would go down on the course in its current state, but it’s possible that the dam segment could. So, it’s our Strava Segment of the Week!

That Damn Dam” is a flat 0.4-mile segment running north over the Hagg Lake Dam. Straight shot. 335 runners have tried this segment for a total of 776 attempts.

As of February 16, 2017, the course records are held by:

Women’s: Hayley Ney from May 2016, 2:59

Men’s: Patrick Reaves from February 2015, 2:27

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

Our segment from two weeks ago was the Dog Park to Waud Bluff Trail in NoPo, but there are no new CRs. It’s been tried by five more runners in the past two weeks, though. Keep trying friends!

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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