Arguably one of the hardest trails in Mississippi, the TCPS trail has 8 very large hills along the 5k course and also many small gradual hills. There are around 11 hills in total. The trail is all dirt and grass and has been measured to be accurate many times. The last quarter mile is an uphill finish that flattens out for the last 100 meters. Overall, I would rate this course as a 5 as far as difficulty, and I doubt anyone would disagree with me.
Results of TCPS Invitational on Sept 29th 2018
Event 2 Boys 5k Run CC 1A-6A ================================================================================== Name Year School Avg Mile Finals Points ================================================================================== 1 Kelly, Brock 11 Tupelo Chris 5:35.2 17:21.44 1 2 Posey, J.T. 10 Tupelo Chris 5:51.2 18:11.02 2 3 Foster, John Michael 10 Tupelo Chris 5:55.0 18:22.91 3 4 Carter, Ben 10 Ripley High School 5:59.0 18:35.26 4 5 Childs, Tanner 12 Kossuth High School 6:08.7 19:05.52 5
Now season Best for each of these athletes
Brock Kelly 16:11.65
J. T. Posey 17:10.14
John Michael Foster 17:16.59
Ben Carter 17:23.00
Tanner Childs 17:23.19
Hmmm I might have to agree with Brock on his rating including the toughest course in Mississippi. Plus I have been to the course when I was coaching and my team did not want to go back LOL. I am pretty sure that his coach would agree with the rating. If you want to really run it when it is tough go right after a good period of rain.
Coach just contacted me we will be getting some pictures of the hills plus maybe a go pro run attached to Brock Kelly. He also has said it has been wheeled but will do it again to confirm.