Athletics NI Certified Course Measurement


Races that have been officially measured will be identified on the fixture list by a tick in the appropriate column on the downloadable calendar and by display of Athletics NI’s new Certified Distance Kitemark logo on entry forms and promotional materials.

There is only one method of course measurement recognised by World Athletics and therefore acceptable for measuring road race courses, and that is the calibrated cycle (or Jones Counter) method in the hands of a fully trained and accredited course measurer. This uses the consistently accurate Jones Counter device fitted to the hub of the cycle in conjunction with an accurately measured calibration distance and a standard procedure for judging the shortest route. It has been clearly shown that the surveyor’s wheel and other methods of measurement do not produce the necessary level of accuracy, especially when in the hands of an inexperienced road race course measurer.

NI Certified Course Measurers:

Alternatively there are a number of certified course measurers across Ireland: CLICK HERE

Only races which are identified on the fixtures as certified distance will be eligible for rankings & records consideration. Runners should treat un-certified races as ‘approximate distance’.

Contact for the logo.

In response to the ever increasing number of road races Athletics Northern Ireland wishes to extend its list of Certified Course Measurers. For more information CLICK HERE