freaking paywalls wrote:
f*** usatf for putting championship events behind a paywall
but more practically, does anyone know the course records for 10k on this course?
I can only find 8k/5k since they are raced more commonly
I know it's even worse comparing XC times year-to-year than road races but I'm still curious
DI South Regionals has been held at Apalachee three times ('12, '14, 16), and I'd be pretty sure the previous course record comes from those races. You can find the links to TFRRS results here:
One caveat: the course distance is indicated as being slightly shorter in '14 for both men's and women's, possibly altered for course conditions. And that had the fastest winning time of 30:08. So jacob Choge's 30:19 from the '16 race might have had official status as the previous CR.
Will also note that, on Saturday, there was still a significant pack until 8k, when Rupp took the pace. So I'd say there is room for improvement on the 29:16 winning time next year, when the pros will return for the Worlds qualifier, if the pace is pushed from the beginning of the race.
Granted, that doesn't happen much these days.