The forest fires have died down, the air is clear, so let’s head to East County (Multnomah) for this Strava Segment of the Week: In the Woods, on the Ranch Dike Trail in the Sandy River Delta trail system.
The segment is 0.6 miles with a slight uphill track of 1%, climbing about 25 feet. The segment runs from the east end of the trail to the west; it is the entire length of the Ranch Dike Trail. It has been attempted 292 times by 65 people.
Our segment from two weeks ago was the Bailey Hill to Oak Patch in Eugene. As of September 15, it had 223 attempts by 39 people. Two more people have given it a go, but the CRs still stand. Keep trying!
As of September 29, 2017, the course records for In the Woods are:
Women’s: Julie Russell from September 2016, 5:08
Men’s: Jesse Thomas from March 2016, 3:34
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, October 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.
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.