You are right. And nothing wrong with trying to set a FKT for the Little Loop. It could be very interesting. I would support tracking such a thing.
Five of us are going to do the AKRON section in a day (we hope) on May 10. We will start at Brecksville at 7am more or less and hike until we finish in Crystal Springs. We are targeting 24 hours for the 57 mile section. This may take longer depending on the weather and our desire or need to take more breaks.
If you want to join, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is posted on our meetup site as well.https://www.meetup.com/Crooked-River-Chapter-Buckeye-Trail-Association/events/238945838/