2009 US Sprint Champs.
Had high expectations coming in, but didn't deliver.
Just sloppy I guess. Speed seemed OK, but not overwhelming. Clean, effective orienteering would have been necessary to supplement things.
I thought the course setting was good enough, but I do question the terrain/venue selection. The terrain was just not that interesting or pleasant. Or dramatic. There had to be better in Rochester. Also, the jiggering with the finish chute to showcase the runners was kind of silly, but completely understandable given the small gathering area.
[Mapping was fine, I guess, although the blobs are weird. I did think the symbol sizes were all wrong, though. For instance, ISSOM spec (I know this isn't an ISSOM map, but anyway) specifies 1.2 MM width for the distinct tree symbol. The symbols on the map were ~4. Clearly, point features are 3 x the size of the 1:15 map. Not quite right.]
Anyway--the spectating was especially effective, i.e., the spectator control and final loop wasn't contrived and did not inject much lost distance or detract from the orienteering merit.