The 2017 Eugene Marathon is this weekend, so this week’s SSOTW is the first mile of the race. Starting in Agate Street and running south to E. 24th Ave, then heading west to Harris Street, the 1-mile marker is between E. 23rd and E. 22nd. It’s got a decent incline with 49 feet separating the lowest and highest points in this mile.
The segment has 1,002 attempts by 871 people. I’m sure there will be many more after this weekend!
As of May 4, 2017, the course records for the Eugene Mile 1 are:
Women’s: Kimberley Doerksen from July 2014, 5:24
Men’s: Andrew Lemoncello from May 2015, 4:52
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, May 18 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.
Our segment from two weeks ago was the Attack of the Geese, and we have a new women’s CR! Congratulations to Rian Meguire, who ran this 0.1-mile segment in 56 seconds on April 26. This was 9 seconds faster than the previous CR. The men’s record of 55 seconds still stands.
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.