I’ve seen people get all bent out of shape about the effect of the Short Course Prevention Factor (SCPF), pointing out that it’s x seconds in y kilometers and isn’t that awful.
The same goes for errors in measurement, which may approach the size of the SCPF.
Here is one way to look at it. You are crouched, waiting to start a 100 meter sprint. An official says you must move back one SCPF. Turns out this is 10 cm, or a handsbreadth.
Come on, how handicapped does that make you feel? Enough to protest loudly, or just shrug and figure it doesn’t make all that much difference.