Now that it’s “racing season” again, it’s fun to select a Strava Segment of the Week on a popular race course. This week’s is, again, on the 2017 Race for the Roses course, for the 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon. The race is this Sunday, April 2; registration is now closed but you can still sign up to volunteer. All proceeds from this race benefit Albertina Kerr.
This segment, the “9th Ave Hoyt to Lovejoy” is only 0.1 mile and is flat (5 ft of elevation gain). It’s simple. Start at NW Hoyt and run on NW 9th north to about halfway between NW Kearney and NW Lovejoy.
Our Segment from two weeks ago was “Fremont to Broadway.” No new CRs, even though it was part of the Shamrock 8k course.
As of March 30, 2017 the course records for the “9th Ave Hoyt to Lovejoy” are:
Women’s: Sue Moote from September 2011, 58 seconds
Men’s: Julian Pscheid from May 2015, 48 seconds
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, April 13 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.
Note: It was recently brought to my attention that sometimes people accidentally mark an activity a “run” even when they are on a bike, so if you ever think that a CR is incorrect, flag it on Strava. If we ever find this is the case, we will change the CR holders accordingly.
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.