This week, our segment is in the lovely town of Monmouth, near Western Oregon University. The 99W S Hoffman Rd to Church St Segment is almost a mile (0.83 mi) and has a small climb, although the elevation profile makes it look like the Alps. It only gain about 10 feet and has an average grade of 0%.
If you are out for a run in this area, make sure to run this segment and set yourself a PR on it. (Strava keeps track of your individual PRs in addition to tracking athletes on a leaderboard. It’s one of my favorite features, because you constantly get feedback and kudos, and let’s face it, that’s always nice.) It start just south of Hoffman Road on Highway 99 and runs south with no road crossings to Church Street, just a few blocks Monmouth Elementary School. This segment has been attempted 346 times by 60 people.
Also, if you use Strava (or want to get started – it’s free!) please join the Run Oregon club! We currently have 133 members, and this week’s shout-out goes to Veronica Mo, who fit in 4 runs last week. Great job Veronica!
As of February 16, 2018, the course records for the 99W S Hoffman Rd to Church St Segment from those in the Run Oregon strava club are:
Women’s: Julie Mullins from September 2017, 7:48
Men’s: Brennan Buckley-Noonan from August 2017, 5:49
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Friday, March 2 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.