This is the basic tenet of cross. Time +1!!!
For some reason no race runs like this anymore in NE. This week at Bedford my 40 minute 45+ race had winning time of 37:10, not 40 minutes PLUS 1 LAP!
We are now racing by laps where the refs time the first 2 laps and set the laps to fit UNDER the time limit.
Is this happening everywhere?