18:15, but that was last year. My OCD lesion that could keep me out of skiing for a while is probably due partly to the constant pounding of XC. I don't regret it though a bit. Don't think I can run much anymore.
And for the haters, at least learn a bit more about the sport before labelling it as stupid because of the short shorts, the supposed lack of teamwork (couldn't be more wrong), or the fact that we're running for fun.
I kinda am, or better a ex CC runner. As a sophmore I was running like 17:20's and then this year I was on some medicine that ruined my running season.. so I took this year off and raced Cyclocross and I think I like it better then CC..
Its as demanding as CC but alot more fun because your on a bike.. and the running sections of the Cyclocross races I always dominate on.. but I am better at Cyclocross anyways.. I ran Jr olympics 3 years ago in cross country and I was like 153 or somthing and this year I am going to Nationals for Cylocross and I am pretty sure that I will be top 40..
but I miss the team aspect of CC.. those teams always seamed to have the most fun.. all the Cyclocross kids are all just shaved leged spandex asses that count every calorie that they eat..