This week, we are posting a lovely run near downtown Beaverton named “Mostly No Stoplights.” The segment is 0.3 miles and is pretty flat (drops 13 feet). It’s not one that’s been attempted very often by a slew of runners, but I’m thinking that there are many of you who could easily add this to one of your routes and then start tracking your times on it. You may even earn a spot on the leaderboard! The run follows Hall Boulevard from the north side of Highway 8 (Canyon Road) to just before the crossing of SW Center Street. There may be a stoplight at Millikan, but the rest of the route is a nice straight shot on sidewalk.
Our segment from two weeks ago was the “Speed Check Between Lincoln and Pearl,” which is in Eugene. It had 273 attempts by 64 people on December 8, and as of today it has 278 attempts by 66 people (great job, you two). Am Mo and Ed Weeks are still the record holders, but this would be a fun one to add to your running routes.
Remember, Run Oregon has created its own Strava “Club” (free to join, of course). The club is now at 97 members, led last week by Darin Swanson in total running time (8:46:10), InfraRunner L in climbing (7,337 feet) – but followed by sometimes Run Oregon contributor Marya Van Metre (6,496), and Eric Barten in mileage (64.8 miles). I myself came in with just 16.5 miles, but I was pretty happy with that. Join Run Oregon on Strava here!
As of December 22, 2017, the course records for the segment Mostly No Stoplights are:
Women’s: Robyn Heffner from September 2014, 2:53
Men’s: Dave DeDionisio from October 2017, 1:29
You might look at the leaderboard and note that we are not listing the person who is listed as the current CR holder – we have flagged that result as it’s probably from a bike or in a vehicle.
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, January 5 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.