I'm glad she made the courses navigationally harder (if they weren't to start). I felt that Saturday's course was a bit too long; Sunday just about perfect.
The big thing that Brown-course designers don't always watch for is steep and/or dangerous legs (up or down) and steep stream crossings that some folks have trouble negotiating. Not many physically difficult areas this weekend which was good.
Feel free to switch back and forth between Brown and Green too. :-) Nice racing this weekend.
It was a shock when I went to sign up for this event, and it auto-populated F55 Brown! I had to think about that for a minute. I decided I wasn't ready for Brown quite yet, so stuck with Green. We'll see what future events bring.
As for the physically difficult parts of some Brown courses...it might be time for that Silver course idea.
I'm not quite ready for Silver, but some folks are, I'm sure.
The five years between 55 and 60 I was able to move back and forth mostly at will (I usually did Brown for Championships because prizes...not that medals are exciting, and Green for most other A meets). Remember when they tried to move F50 to Brown? I'm glad that didn't stick.
Since I turned 60 though, I'm pretty happy just to stick with Brown as things fall apart or injuries occur.
Yeah, I have a hard time making myself run Brown (I remember when I first turned 35 and did run Green for champs events, but thought they were so short & wimpy! And now I feel the same about Brown...). I think I'll stick to Green for a while, as long as my body can handle it. My Red days are probably just about over though.
It's nice to have options!