It’s going to be chilly this weekend, and the Gorge is already iced over, so we’re going far to the Westside today for a segment in Hillsboro. The segment, Cornell to Airport Rd., is an 0.4-mile stretch that follows NE Brookwood Parkway from NE Cornell Rd. to just before NE Airport Road. There are no driveways or stoplights on this stretch, so it would be a nice addition to a run in this area.
The segment, Cornell to Airport Rd, gains about 30 feet over it’s four-tenths of a mile, but it’s fairly gradual. It’s been attempted by 174 people a total of 764 times, three of whom are in the Run Oregon Strava club: Eric Barten, Angela Sellers, and Katie Dougherty.
Our segment from two weeks ago was named Mostly No Stoplights. This segment in Beaverton was 0.3 miles long, but there are no new course leaders since then. No one from the Run Oregon Strava Club has run it yet, so you could head out there and be the first!
To join Run Oregon on Strava, just click here! Our Strava club (free, of course) has grown to 112 members. This week’s random shout-out goes to Terrie Gutches, who logged 25.1 miles over just 3 runs! Our most prolific runner last week was Mike Brown (61.0 miles), the person out there the longest time was Darin Swanson (9:23:53), and our biggest climber was G RunzMtnz with an impressive 6,274 feet.
As of January 4, 2018, the course records for the segment Cornell to Airport Rd are:
Women’s: Wendes Gray from November 2017, 3:22
Men’s: Kory Gray from May 2017, 2:14
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, January 19 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.