Strava Segment of the Week: Hood to Coast Leg 19

No pressure if you’re Runner #7 on a Hood to Coast team this year … not a big deal at all that you’ll also be taking on Leg 19, this week’s Strava Segment of the Week. Ahem, Aaron Coe. No pressure, I said.

Only 235 have recorded their efforts on Strava on this 5.8-mile segment that runs from the Columbia County Fairgrounds on the west edge of Saint Helens to … well, a wide spot on Pittsburg Rd. While the segment has a screaming downhill for the first half of the 2nd mile, and another slight bit of relief at mile 2.3, there’s a lot of climbing on this segment. Even with those downhills and about 2 miles of pretty flat road, the average grade is 1%.

The current leaders for this segment are Derek Wehunt (31:24 from the 2017 Hood to Coast) and “a B” (a 38:04 from the 2016 Relay). It won’t be easy to take either of them down, but even getting on the leaderboard would be really cool for this challenging segment.

About Kelly Barten (1151 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.
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