Having conducted two course measurement clinics this year, the first in Albany, NY back in April, the second in Smithtown (Long Island), NY this past weekend, I was curious how many other measurement clinics go on across the country?
In Albany we had four graduates and in Smithtown another five. Three of the four Albany measurers have since submitted courses for certification. The fourth measurer worked with me to measurer two new alternate courses for the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5 km, a calibration course, and 1 km loop course. Not bad results so far.
Our clinics are held on a single day from 8-3 pm, with morning coffee and bagels and a lunch break. We first cover classroom introduction topics like an overview of measurement procedures, application forms, and equipment needed. Later, working in two person teams, we measure parallel calibration courses and make necessary temperature corrections, calibrate our bikes, and ride a course measurement. Finally, we go over the application forms in detail and complete the forms with our field measurement data.
What are other people doing?