#10 (Rodeo to Wolf Ridge)
#9 (Coastal – Matt Davis to Willow Camp)
#8 (Pirates Cove)
#7 Fox Trail (Down)
Location: Coastal above Tennesse Valley to the North, heading back down into Tennessee Valley
Distance: 1 mile (but probably closer to 1.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 718ft of LOSS (-13% grade).
Overall Runs: 36161 Attempts By 1856 People
CR: Jorge Maravilla in 4:06 and Larisa Dannis in 5:30.
My place: 70th, 6:26
Why: This is the first segment that is squarely within the “oh-my-god-what-am-I-doing” category. 1 mile and steep. While the climb up on this route is a test piece of it’s own its downhill is fire road, pretty straight, and all fast. This is the perfect place for a mile PR and might just be Jorge’s mile PR. Jorge’s time of 4:06 is STOUT and nearly a minute faster than Strava second, but what is more impressive is that the average pace is 3:51!!!! suggesting a slightly longer than 1 mile route and a SUB 4 mile. It might be the only sub 4 anywhere on the trails of Marin. I was there to witness it just over 2 minutes behind.
Okay lets call it more than a mile
Preparing for a super human downhill effort undoubtedly. Jorge has some wheels, no hands and all.