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Strava Segment of the Week: Hillsboro Stadium 800m

This week’s segment is way out on the west side and is pretty flat (the elevation chart looks drastic because it’s only over a half-mile). It’s an 800-meter segment starting on the south side of the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex (near Hillsboro Stadium, behind the baseball fields) and looping counter-clockwise around to the north side of the parking area. This segment has only been attempted by 21 people a total of 208 times.

This is a short segment but running an 800 is tough! That was the distance I ran in high school track and it never seemed to get easier.

Remember, Run Oregon has created its own Strava “Club” (free to join, of course). The leaders from last week were J Hansen for total distance (51.6 miles), InfraRunner L for total time (9:12:08) and climbing (7,066 feet). Join Run Oregon on Strava here!

We missed last week (it was the holiday and I was sick as a dog), so we have TWO segments to check on.

The segment from three weeks ago was the Reed Lake Loop near Reed College. Bryn McKillop and Tyler Goforth are still the leaders of this segment. And the segment from two weeks ago was the Orchard Heights Rd NW Climb. The CRs still rest with Meg Boyd and Don Gallogly.

As of December 1, 2017, the course records for the segment Hillsboro Stadium 800m are:

Women’s: Janelle Dickerson from March 2014, 3:40

Men’s: Pete Carleson and Eric Barten (same time) from October 2014 and May 2016 respectively, 2:40

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, December 15 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.

https://www.strava.com/segments/8869457/embed

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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About Kelly Barten (894 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

1 Comment on Strava Segment of the Week: Hillsboro Stadium 800m

  1. Peter Carleson // December 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM // Reply

    Hi! Thanks for highlighting this segment, it’s a route we use for our Yasso’s and, by continuing around, for mile repeats. The start is between the first yellow posts from Century Blvd, the 400m is under the powerlines (if you want to check your pace), then run along the bark track beyond the parking lot to finish just past the streetlight. We had a stake in the ground for the 800 mark but recent construction changed the area, so gut it out several seconds past the new streetlight. This is a great area to run in March with all the daffodils in bloom.

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