Thanks, I'm not really good at speed runs usually but with this game I must have played it so many times by now it must be muscle memory. As I say with other people if you are playing the US version the clock runs differently internally for the game, my 1:13 turns into about 1:30 when playing it that way so your time isn't that bad. I need to got back and do another attempt, I think I might be able to get it under 1:12 with a lot of luck.
Well I hope you enjoy getting another chance to play what I consider to be my favourite game. If you do fancy setting the record for the NTSC version take a look at this video http://recordsetter.com/world-record/beat-leons-first-scenario-resident-evil-2-playstation-without-rocket-launcher/13403#contentsection
All those short encounters do add up if you misjudge dodging the zombies, in the NTSC version of RE2 Leon the internal clock runs at a different speed to the PAL version (I cant remember the reason, maybe to do with the screens refresh rate) whenever I try playing the NTSC version I can never get lower than 1:30 using the same tactics so I'm pretty sure if you tried the PAL version you could get a decent time
Thanks, definitely will. I know its weird that they all run at different speeds between the PAL/NTSC/NTSC-J but I still think I can shave some more time of this run just need a good solid week of trial and error