This week, we decided we needed to find a location that is both spread out and accessible. Thus, the obvious choice for our newest Strava Segment of the Week is on the Banks-Vernonia Trail, from the Manning trailhead to the Buxton trailhead.
Those of you training for the Vernonia Half or Full (less than 3 months away!) may want to check the trail out ahead of your race, and there are a lot of segments along the path to fill up your trophy case.
The segment Manning TG to Buxton TH is 2.89 miles and is a decent little incline, running from 225 feet to 463 feet over the last mile and a half. It’s a 1% grade, so you’ll notice it.
The current course records are held by Grant C (17:17) from May 2020 and by Kaitlyn Peale (18:18) from October 2018. 581 different Strava members have recorded a total of 1640+ attempts on this segment!
Check out all our Strava Segments of the Week here!
Also, if you use Strava (or want to get started – it’s free!) please join the Run Oregon club! We currently have 719 members! It’s a fun way to keep track of your miles and see how others in the area are doing.
Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. 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.