The name of this segment is technically “Little Gabriel Clim,” but I have a feeling it was actually meant to say “Little Gabriel Climb,” because it climbs 66 feet in just 0.2 miles, a 5% average grade.
The segment runs in SW Portland’s Gabriel Park. It starts on the SW 45th Ave. side of the park near the Multnomah Presbyterian Church and finishes in the park’s SE corner near SW Canby Street, making a nice counter-clockwise arc. As with any segment where there are multiple trails coming together, it’s a good idea to jog this one first to make sure you’ve got the right path down.
This segment has been attempted 1,353 times by 269 people.
Last week’s segment, Hood to Coast Leg 16, has a new male course record holder. Daniel Wehunt ran the 3.9-mile segment in 20:44 on August 25. The women’s record was not beat, so Susie Rivard still holds the title.
As of September 7, 2017, the course records for the Little Gabriel Climb are:
Women’s: Jennifer Evans from September 2016, 1:45
Men’s: Sean Morrison from July 2017, 1:33
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, September 22 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.