If a Race Director desires to have their course prevalidated then they should contact our Validation Chair. The Chair would then find a Validator, however this Race Director may have someone in mind. Could there be a conflict of interest here? Here are the thoughts by one of our Council members(David Katz), which I agree with.
I think this is a good example of taking
advantage of an excellent opportunity to get a course validated. Here is a situation where you have several outstanding measurers available. Of course, a confirmation phone call with the Neville as the Validation Chair is required but really as a rubber stamp.
I realize that there has been some question (in other situations) of a possible "conflict of interest". In my opinion this is perception and not reality. I can understand recommending a measurer not perform a Validation because of a perceived conflict of interest" but at the end of the day all we have is our integrity! And I think that any measurer from the pool of experts that would be considered for any Validation is truly incapable of compromising their standards.