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Measurer's contact details (for measurer ID NO=1)

Grade 1. Qualified to measure all events including National Championships.

Measurement Area:
Oxon + adjacent counties. But not in winter conditions.
Measures for both ARC & UKA races

The most recent courses measured by Michael Sandford in the South are:

certno course_name distance datemeasured
2014348  Oxford Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2014-08-24 
2014299  Woodcote 10k  10km  2014-08-16 
2014285  Motavation Series - Combe 2  4 miles 370 yds  2014-07-18 
2014225  BMF Bournemouth Marathon  26m 385y  2014-06-01 
2014218  Motavation Series - Combe 1  3 miles 1585y  2014-06-16 
2014153  Milton Keynes Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2014-04-21 
2014152  Milton Keynes Marathon  26m 385y  2014-04-21 
2014080  Royal Berks 10k - Green Park  10 km  2014-03-09 
2013391  Long Tow, Abingdon  595.283m  2013-01-01 
2013243  Great South 10 mile Portsmouth  10 miles  2013-06-29 
2013154  Wallingford Thames Run 10k  10 km  2013-05-06 
2013143  Milton Keynes Marathon  26m 385y  2013-04-29 
2013133  Highclere 10k - South field  10 km  2013-04-26 
2013120  Motavation Series - Combe 2  4 miles 370 yds  2013-04-15 
2013119  Motavation Series - Combe 1  3 miles 1585y  2013-04-15 
2013118  Motavation - Charlton  4m 168yds  2013-04-15 
2013108  Wargrave 10k  10 km  2013-04-07 
2012384  Harrow School Track Marathon  42km 195m  2012-12-07 
2012283  Oxford Half Marathon  13m 192.5y  2012-08-11 
2012136  Highclere 10k  10 km  2012-03-29 

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  1. Select a safe course and measure it as accurately as you can. (Use an OS 1:25000 map, a bike, a GPS, or, worst, a car)
  2. Prepare a course map
  3. Notify the police and follow any safety recommendations
  4. Only after 1, 2 &3 are you ready to contact an accredited measurer and make an appointment for an accurate measurement. The measurer will make a charge (see guidelines) and you should ask for an estimate.
  5. Supply the measurer with the following:
  6. On the agreed day meet the measurer and show him the course. It is usually best to accompany him on a bike. But a car may also be suitable. On busy roads the measurer may need someone behind him to 'protect' him from the traffic as he concentrates on an accurate measurement. Busy courses may need to be measured at a quiet time, e.g. early on Sunday morning. You may find it worthwhile to consult the Safety Code for Course Measurement so that you have an appreciation of the procedures the course measurer uses to make the measurement safe. The course measurer will seek your help to ensure his safety while riding, and he might not be able to complete the measurement at a single visit if he discovers hazrds which he has not planned for.
  7. After the measurement the measurer writes a report and sends copies to the race organiser and to the area measurement secretary, who issues the Certificate of Course Accuracy. Without a valid certificate or a renewal for subsequent races, any permit issued for a race advertising a specific distance would be invalid.