Recently, a measurer notified me he was going to send me data for a race on the same day the race was going to be held. I wrote back telling him, fine, but the race wouldn't be eligible for certification this year since he didn't get he didnt' send his info prior to the race. I also told him I was pretty sure there was a requirement in the Measurement Procedures book that spelled this out.
Well, I looked in my '89 book and the current online version and can't find a requirement mentioned. It's generally acknowledged you have to send data pre-race and there's also the line on the cert letter that asks when the app was submitted which also acts as the date a course is officially certified (unless there's some problem...).
I brought this subject to Mike Wickiser's attention and he agrees we should add the requirement to future MP books.