Strava Segment of the Week: Orchard Heights Rd NW Climb

This week we are returning to Salem with the Orchard Heights Rd NW Climb. This is a hill, in case you couldn’t tell from the title. The run starts near Orchard Heights Rd NW and Parkway Dr NW and runs northwest for 0.3 miles. It’s a 5% grade, so nothing to sneeze at. Unless you’re allergic to hills, I guess. As of November 16, 2017, this segment has been attempted 307 times by 62 people.

The Winner of this Segment Gets $100.00” was our segment two weeks ago, and Run Oregon’s own Matt Rasmussen still holds the CR for the men at 41 sec. Tonya Lutz still leads the women’s records with 58 sec.

Remember, Run Oregon created its own Strava “Club” (free to join, of course). We now have 88 members in the club and you can join us on Strava here!

As of November 16, 2017, the course records for the segment Orchard Heights Rd NW Climb are:

Women’s: Meg Boyd from August 2017, 2:27

Men’s: Don Gallogly from February 2016, 2:06

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, December 1 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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