I don’t mean to advocate “going out too fast,” but this week’s Strava Segment of the Week may encourage you to do just that. Instead, look at it as a challenge to run a new 10k PR! The segment, “Greenway Trail Trial Sprint,” starts at the starting line for the ORRC Greenway Trail Trial, running on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day), and finishes right before the tractor and the course’s left turn north towards Hall Blvd. It’s only 0.2 miles and a net downhill of 1%. This segment has been attempted 1,890 times by 316 people.
Our segment from two weeks ago was Leg 8 on the Hood to Coast course. I’m pleased to congratulate Kir Selert Faraud for setting a new course record (CR) on this 4.5-mile segment. Her time of 28:02 bettered her own previous CR of 28:37. I would say she nailed it. The men’s time was not improved upon, so David Riddle still sits atop the leaderboard. The number of attempts increased from 170 to 262, and the number of people attempting the segment is no 258, up from 168 just two weeks ago.
As of September 1, 2017, the course records for the Greenway Trail Trial Sprint are:
Women’s: Bree Woodruff from August 2016, 57 seconds
Men’s: Eric Barten from September 2015, 58 seconds
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, September 15 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.