This week we are visiting SE Portland for the Strava Segment of the Week: Errol Heights Park EB. Errol Heights Park is east of Sellwood, near the intersection of SE 52nd and SE Harney Drive. It’s 0.3 miles and has one very short, steep hill and one slightly longer, steep hill. Strava now has a feature allowing us to embed the segment info right here in the blog, click on it and you’ll be taken to the full details on the segment. (I only wish they listed the top male and female times, not just top overall.)
Two weeks ago, instead of posting a segment, we posted info about the “Run for the Trails” group, raising money for Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Since then, the Race for the Trails Strava Group has grown to 324 members. Tomorrow is the last day for the group’s mileage to count towards distance, pace, and elevation awards, and we hope to be able to provide an update as to the totals in those categories and the amount raised for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge!
As of October 6, 2017, the course records for the Errol Heights Park EB Segment are:
Women’s: Ali Crocker from January 2016, 2:55
Men’s: Daniel Bartosz from September 2017, 1:53
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, October 20 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.