Great job! I did race #2 last Thursday for my 1st ever XC race. I was on flat pedals and single 36 ring up front. BRUTAL!!! Course sounds very similar, I think we came down Liftline but I can't remember exactly, it was around 3 miles according to my computer though. I only did one lap, 29ish mins, pretty sure 25 of them were climbing. lol.