Run in Dun: Climbing Viewmont – Strava Segment of the Week


This week, we picked a segment that was on a new 5 mile loop created by Matt. This Strava route was done in collaboration with Travel Dundee and there are a variety of segments along it’s entirety. On his loop of the city, he created this new segment along the Viewmont Greenway – a nice little paved climb on a quiet path that is sure to be a little tough. The views from the top are worth it!

Anyways, this segment is almost exactly 1/3 of a mile, but gains over 100 feet in the process. I’d recommend tackling this one early in your run, when your quads and lungs can more appropriately handle the uphill. This isn’t a wildly popular run on Strava – with only 28 participants, so let’s add some more to that!

Also, if you use Strava (or want to get started – it’s free!) please join the Run Oregon club! We currently have 698 members! It’s a fun way to keep track of your miles and see how others in the area are doing and where they are running!.

As of January 24, 2021, the course records for the  Climbing Viewmont are:

Men’s: Patrick Hynes from July 2017, 2:01

Women’s: Ami R. from July 2020, 3:06

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. 

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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