NAOC Sprint - M35
A fun sprint, mixing the touristy part of Carcross with the sandy forest just outside. As many have already mentioned, the map printing was hard to read in the beginning of the course, as the circles were printed faintly to begin with and then also cut in many places. I had to stop many times in the beginning to figure out where the next control was on my map. Still, not much damage done on the early legs, but not a whole lot of speed either. I lost some time on 9 when I couldn't find the right railroad crossing spot, and also on the long leg to 11, when I should have taken a route with more trail running, but I was otherwise satisfied with my technical performance. I was pleasantly surprised to be the top North American, and only 19 seconds behind Brian May's best time on the course.
Interesting side note: control 3 was mapped as being on the bottom side of an uncrossable wall, but it was physically possible to reach and punch it from above, through the uncrossable wall. Looking at the splits, it's pretty clear who punched through the uncrossable wall and who went around: everyone who went around shows up as having made a mistake. I don't think anyone on our course was DQ'd for the illegal punch...
Splits here: https://attackpoint.org/racesplits.jsp/race_29004
Also, really cool to see Tori Borish win the sprint and help clinch the BK Cup for Team USA! Really awesome and inspiring team performance from our seniors and juniors this week.