Strava Segment of the Week: Fairview Creek Headwaters – South

This time we're heading to a little-known trail running from Powell to Division in Gresham.

This week’s segment is on a trail that you may not know about if you don’t live on the East Side. The Fairview Creek Headwaters – South segment starts at NW Division Street in Gresham (hey, it’s on the NW side of Gresham) and runs on the Gresham-Fairview Trail south to W. Powell Boulevard. Along the way, you’ll run past Grant Park and the Southwest Community Park.

The Gresham-Fairview Trail is 3.29 miles and, if you continue past this segment, includes a footbridge over Powell Boulevard. This trail connects to the Springwater Trail at SW 10th Ave, or you can hop on at the trail’s northern end at NE Halsey and 201st.

Back to the segment: The Fairview Creek Headwaters – South is 0.8 miles long and gains only 36 feet over the entire distance. Only 83 people have attempted the segment on Strava, for a total of 323 attempts.

As of July 13, 2017, the course records for the Fairview Creek Headwaters – South segment are:

Women’s: Hannah Wiesner from September 30, 6:09

Men’s: Torrey Lindbo from March 2016, 4:55

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, July 27 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 Angry Owl Mile in Salem and we have a new course record on the men’s side! On July 10th, Mike Tyler ran the mile in 6:32. The women’s CR still rests with Gloria Marlowe, a 7:49 from September 2013.

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. 

About Kelly Barten (1151 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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