I am not a troll, darkwave. I am well aware of the 2:50, 3:00, and 3:13, and it concerns me. I did not say I would find a group to work with. All I said was that a group works better than just one other person. If you look through the the results, you will see some more variety, even times in the 2:30s. I think I saw a 2:34 in there in past results. So, it is not imposssible that I might find someone running a similar pace, but I doubt it would be more that one or two people.
Just to clear the air...If you look hard enough, you can also find me in another SHF race, a 10k. I ran a 10k under the same RD, and I liked the way the race was run, which is another reason for choosing the Potomac. Jay seems like a nice guy, and his events are friendly. The 10k was a small race, and I placed in the top 10.
All I can say I that I am sitting here watching college football, and can see the conditions through the window. The wind is coming in hard, with leaves swirling around in the air. I am human, and so I am concerned.