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Measurer's contact details (for measurer ID NO=318)

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

Measurement Area:
Oxfordshire and adjacent counties
Measures for both ARC & UKA races

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

certno course_name distance datemeasured
2021308  Hanney 5  5 miles  2021-09-11 
2021305  Bournemouth 10 K  10 km  2021-07-15 
2021262  Reigate Half-Marathon  13 mi 192.5 yd  2021-06-19 
2021248  Bournemouth Half-Marathon  13 mi 192.5 yd   2021-07-15 
2021125  MK Rocket 5 K  5 K  2021-05-16 
2021123  MK Stadium Caldecott 10 K  10 km  2021-05-16 
2021122  MK Stadium Willen Caldecott Full M   26m 385y  2021-05-16 
2020125  MK Willen and Caldecott Lakes HALF  13 mi 192.5 yds  2020-06-28 
2020124  MK Willen and Caldecott Lakes MARA  26 mi 385 yds  2020-06-28 
2020042  Wokingham Half Marathon  13miles192.5yds  2020-01-26 

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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.