Short time ago this spring I was preparing to measure 12 course routes, now I have none to measure, suspect I am one of many to see their measure requests cancelled?
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No courses have been measured and certified in 2020 in Michigan, North Dakota, and South Dakota, the 3 states where I am the certifier. There's usually only a couple in January/February anyway, but March, and especially April, are usually busy.
I measured a Half and a 5K in March for one of the big national race series owners. Not until I had the maps completed and they were invoiced in April did they mention that they were suspending all vendor payments.
I'e actually measured more in the first five months of 2020 than I have in previous years. While the majority were for races that have since been cancelled/postponed, I also did a few for people running test events or time trials.
FWIW, this might be a great time to measure, especially in cities. With the greatly reduced volume of cars (starting to increase now that states are beginning to open up) it would seem to be a lot safer to ride against the normal flow of traffic.
A friend of mine in our running club has been keeping members entertained with his GPS Logos. He is also a surveyor in his day job and maps out routes on an open field then runs them with a GPS watch. Members attempt to recreate the same image by following his marks. Here are a couple of examples.
Impressive work by your friend, amazing what comes out of technology.