Alsea Falls Hell of the Northwest 2018

This past weekend was the Hell of the Northwest Half Marathon up at Alsea Falls. I think I’ve run this course like 6 times in competition, probably a dozen or more total.

My goal time going into it was 1 hour and 38 minutes. I wound up doing 1 hour 46 minutes and some change. So about 8 minutes short of what I really wanted.

I placed 5th overall and 1st in my age group. Overall I’m happy with the event. I had two sections that I walked a little, both of them were the steepest parts of the course so I don’t think walking really slowed me down much. In fact I think it probably made me a bit faster once I started to run.

The last 2 miles are a strava segment called “Avoid the Roots”. I managed to get the course record on that. I’m pretty happy with that.

Clicking will take you to Strava.
My next event will be the Silver Falls 50k. This one takes place November 3rd so stay tuned for that. I’m super excited to go run 31 miles in this park. My friend Linds is running it as well.