I would first like to point out that Run Oregon is not offering $100 to the person who beats the CR on this segment; it’s merely the segment’s name. However I do find it interesting that Run Oregon Administrator Matt Rasmussen holds the men’s current CR so I think that’s a good challenge for our male readers to try and beat him. (And then you can tell him he owes you $100, even if it’s just for fun.)
“The Winner of this Segment Gets $100.00” is an 0.1-mile segment on the path that connects Riverfront Park with the Audubon Riparian Reserve, running towards Riverfront Park. It’s got a subtle incline of 20 feet for the first 100 meters or so and then drops down another 10 feet, so it may or may not be noticeable.
Our segment from two weeks ago was the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Climb. It was part of the Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half Marathon, and as of our post, had been attempted 714 times by 2,003 people. Brynje Enderle still holds the women’s course record, by Eric Barten knocked 4 seconds off Scott William’s time from October 2015 with a 3:50 on October 22, 2017.
Remember, Run Oregon has created its own Strava “Club” (free to join, of course). Our little group has grown to 78 members, led last week by Marc Larson in total running time (12:07:47), InfraRunner L in climbing (6,220 feet), and Alejandro Fallas in mileage (63.4 miles). Join Run Oregon on Strava here!
As of November 2, 2017, the course records for the segment The Winner of this Segment Gets $100.00 are:
Women’s: Tonya Lutz from November 1, 2017, 58 sec
Men’s: Matt Rasmussen from September 17, 2017, 41 sec
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, November 17 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.