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Measurer's contact details (for measurer ID NO=157)

Grade 2. Qualified to measure all events except National Championships.

Measurement Area:
Dorset & neighbouring part of Hants, Wilts, Somerset & Devon

The most recent courses measured by Bill Hicks in the South are:

certno course_name distance datemeasured
2018569  Easter Quarter Marathon  6 Mls 976.25 Yd  2018-10-24 
2018498  Exmouth 10k  10 Kms  2018-09-03 
2018497  Hoburne 5  5 Miles  2018-09-10 
2018238  Poole Half Marathon  13 Mls 192.5 Yd  2018-04-16 
2018236  Weymouth 10k  10 Kms  2018-04-25 
2018185  Poole Festival of Running 10k  10 Kms  2018-04-11 
2018173  Dorchester Marathon  26 Mls 385 Yd  2018-04-01 
2018144  Yeovil Marathon  26 Mls 385 Yds  2018-03-21 
2018143  Heron Half Marathon  13 Mls 192.5 Yd  2018-03-13 
2018094  Yeovil Half Marathon  13 Mls 192.5 yd  2018-02-26 
2018067  Weymouth Half Marathon  21.0975 Km  2018-02-07 
2017489  Weymouth 10k  10 km  2017-10-04 
2017381  Weymouth 10  10 miles  2017-07-05 
2017364  Junction Broadstone Quarter Mara  6m 976y  2017-08-08 
2017344  Holbourne 5  5 miles  2017-07-26 
2017262  Bournemouth MF 10k  10km  2017-06-06 
2017254  Round the Rock 10k  10km  2017-06-03 
2017248  Portland 10  10 miles  2017-06-02 
2017247  Martock10k  10 km  2017-06-01 
2017200  Dorchester Marathon  26m 385y  2017-05-03 

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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.