Strava Segment of the Week: Broadway Bridge Westbound (Race for the Roses Course)

All three distances of the 2017 Race for the Roses will run this week’s Strava Segment of the Week on Sunday, April 2: the Broadway Bridge Westbound. This segment is within the first mile for the 5k and 10k and right at the start of mile 3 for the half marathoners. It’s 0.3 miles, and flat. It’s been attempted 6,403 times by 2,607 people.

Our segment from two weeks ago was on the Shamrock course: the Terwilliger Turnaround to Campus Drive. Both the men’s and women’s CRs were broken on March 19, 2017. The previous men’s record of 6:14 was beaten by only 8 seconds, courtesy of Chris Yates; the women’s previous CR of 7:55 was knocked off by Julia Montag, running a 7:12. Also of note is that in the last two weeks, the number of people recording this segment rose from 809 to 1,207.

As of March 23, 2017, the course records for the Broadway Bridge Westbound are:

Women’s: Chelsea D. from August 2016, 1:22

Men’s:  Joe Benton from October 2016, 0:58

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, April 7 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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