Strava Segment of the Week: Gettman Trail in Newberg

The Gettman Trail is just south of E. Fernwood Road and the Chehalem Golf Course in Newberg. This week’s Strava Segment of the Week runs on this trail, a mainly flat 1.2-mile segment that has one decent drop and a mirroring climb near the halfway point. It’s not a heavily-traveled segment, as only 41 people have attempted it for a total of 222 tries. Check it out below, and click on it to see more details and records.

Also, if you use Strava (or want to get started – it’s free!) please join the Run Oregon club! We currently have 77 members, and last week’s leaderboard shows that Alejandro Fallas leads the mileage at 58.3 miles, Mel Davis has the longest running time at 7:57:16, and Brianna Wright has the biggest vertical gain with 5,440 feet of climb.

Our segment from two weeks ago was the Little Prairie Loop Climb, a hilly segment on the trails at Cooper Mountain Nature Park. At that time, there were 1,138 attempts by 147 people, and now (two weeks later), another four people have tried the segment and the total attempts climbed to 1,161. Chris McIssac and Hilary Heskett still hold the records, though.

As of October 27, 2017, the course records for the Gettman Trail Segment are:

Women’s: AF Nichols Wines from February 2017, 8:54

Men’s: Larry Julson from July 2017, 7:17

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, November 10 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. 

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