On July 30, the Angry Owl Ultramarathons will run on the Angry Owl Mile in Salem; but it’s not fair to expect anyone to set a new course record during a 1-hour, 6-hour, or 12-hour run. It could happen, I guess … but. So our Strava Segment this week is the Angry Owl Mile!
The loop is, as you may have guessed, a mile. It’s located at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, and makes a nice loop that starts just east of McCulloch Stadium. Be sure to look at the map closely here, maybe use it for your warm-up to be sure you’ve got the route down. It’s relatively flat – 0% average grade. And it’s been attempted only 23 times by 12 people, so there’s lots of room on the leaderboard.
As of June 28, 2017, the course records for the Angry Owl Mile segment are:
Women’s: Gloria Marlowe from September 2013, 7:49
Men’s: Don Gallogly from August 2015, 6:52
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, July 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.
Our segment from two weeks ago was the Oak Hills Loop in Beaverton, but the previous course records still hold.
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.