The Three Capes relay is this Saturday, so this week’s Strava Segment is the Cape Lookout Road Climb. It’s the finish of the hardest leg on the relay: Leg 3. On the Run Oregon team, this Leg belongs to Nikki Mueller. Nikki is also running Leg 2 with me to get her mileage in for her marathon training, so I’m not going to pressure her to try for it. (She can get pretty fierce, though.)
It’s a 2.6 mile climb that goes from 24 ft to 834 feet. That’s right, for those of you doing the math: 810 feet. It’s only been attempted 16 times by a total of 15 people; I bet that number will go up after this weekend.
The segment starts on Whiskey Creek Road at Cape Lookout State Park Road and goes up; the segment ends at the exchange.
Speaking of hills, our segment from two weeks ago, the Teal of Steel, has a new leader for the men’s side. Eric Barten knocked off Pat Werhane’s 2013 time of 2:07 with a 1:57. The women’s record remains with Brittney Forster.
As of February 22, 2017, the course records are held by:
Women’s: Lisa Ellsworth ran a 26:35 in February 2015 (probably at the 1st Three Capes Relay)
Men’s: Scott Pinske ran an 18:52 in February 2016 (probably last year at the Three Capes Relay)
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.
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.