Strava Segment of the Week: Hood to Coast Leg 8

Hood to Coast is just around the corner, so we’re going to have a few segments (this week and next week) that are H2C legs! This week’s Strava Segment of the Week is Leg 8 – a Van 2 segment that is primarily downhill, starting at 729 feet and dropping 185 feet over it’s 4.5-mile length. There are a few short inclines, only one that’s really a stinker, at 3.5 miles; overall it’s a nice run with some rollers and enough turns to keep it interesting.

There have been 170 attempts by 168 people on this segment. The records are both dates during which H2C was run in previous years, so let’s see if anyone can run it faster this year!

Our segment from two weeks ago was “PTS Final Sprint from Alder to Porta-Potties,” a segment on the Leif Erickson Trail in Portland’s Forest Park. At that time, 3,814 people had attempted the segment a total of 19, 147 times. While the previous course records stand, another 423 attempts have been made and the total number of people trying it increased by 82.

As of August 17, 2017, the course records for the segment Hood to Coast Leg 8 are:

Women’s: Kir Selert Faraud from August 2016, 28:37

Men’s: David Riddle from August 2015, 24:58

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, September 1 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. 

About Kelly Barten (1152 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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