The end result is I made a 39:41 and considered it done. The video's in submission process at speeddemosarchive, so when it's up I'll get back to you. I did get hit, but at the very end and it didn't really cost time.
Speed-running it (Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts) on pro mode without getting hit? Are we talking twice through, finishing the game with the ring? If so, you've gotta be on crack! I will definitely like to see the end result.