That was a solid race and it is great to hear you are alreday looking fwd to next year but lots of races between now and then.
Well done Emma. Not sure that beach route would be faster. It is shorter but legs might not be up to it at that stage of the race.
I haven't seen splits yet but I thought that you got to control 1 with a good placing.
I have been doing some analysis in 2DRerun:
4-5: north of the buildings was 5-7s faster than south
6-7: right was 5-7s faster than left
18-19: the beach was 10 seconds faster than upper route
Enjoy the long and relay.