This weekend is the 2017 Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon, so of course this week’s segment is on the race route! The segment, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Climb, shares its name with at least one other segment, but if you run the race, you’ll run it. It’s 0.6 miles from the start of the trail (where the marathon starts) up the nice hill. The climb gains about 150 feet, so its elevation profile looks pretty gnarly, but it’s not too bad.
As of today, it’s been attempted 714 times by 2,003 people. See below for the Strava widget.
We also want to announce that Run Oregon has created its own Strava “Club” (free to join, of course). From time to time, we’ll update the stats and give shout-outs to those in our Strava Club. Currently, there are only 22 members in this group, and last week’s leaders were J Hanson for distance (46.2 miles) and total running time (6:22:15), and Paul Braghero for climbing (3,415 feet). Join Run Oregon on Strava here!
Our segment from two weeks ago was Errol Heights Park EB. The previous course record holders, Daniel Bartosz and Ali Crocker, still remain at the top of the leaderboard.
As of October 20, 2017, the course records for the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Climb are:
Women’s: Brynje Enderle from October 2012, 3:59
Men’s: Scott Williams from October 2015, 3:54
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, November 3 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.