2012 Meeting Highlights
1.Duane Russell is going to list the requirements for measurers to follow. This will be displayed on the website. It will be on the search page: at http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/measurers/ or on a popup page to be linked directly from that search engine -- just like the "Explanation of Fields" page is linked from the Certified course search engine. Once this list of requirements is online, it will justify removing measurers who don't satisfy the requirements.
2.The word “Replace” will be removed from the Certificate, but will appear on the application for Certification. Instead, the word "Replaces" (on the application for certification) will be effectively redefined to mean that the replaced course is unusable. Thus, it will be a single item asking to enter the number of an old course that has been physically altered and is no longer usable as certified.
3.“Validated” indicates the Athletes ran the course correctly. However, if the course length is checked then this indicates the course was “Verified”. We decided that, based on existing IAAF and USATF rules, we need to alter language on our Certificates and several places in our Manual. We agreed not to change the title of "Validation Chair." The remaining item is our Validation policy web page at http://www.usatf.org/Products-...ools/Validation.aspx and, in that case, Bob Baumel and I need to work through it and decide what changes are needed. We will explain the exact meanings of the terms "Validation" and "Verification."
4.The” Measurement Workshop Chair “position will be replaced with “Education and Training Chair”. Jim Gerweck will be writing the duties of this person(he will have this for the Chair by Jan 1st 2013 and it will be posted online). One basic thing that will be done is make a uniform way to present a measurement workshops, which can be done by Jim or any Certifier.
5.Discussed before meeting about the type of finish description in the middle of a parking lot/field. I will post some thought s on this on our BB. Basically any finish using a single point as description for the S/F will not be acceptable. After comments expressed online, the RRTC will have a general plan for all to follow.
6.We are going to establish an Award in the Name of Paul Hronjak. This will be presented at our Annual meeting to a person who has done an outstanding job for the RRTC.
Details to Follow!
7.Cal course data should be consistent. When doing a ride there should not be a difference of more than 2 or 3 counts in each direction. If this occurs then the measurer should do some additional rides. Again, this information will be distributed to our certifiers.