The first thing that most runners consider is how long a race is. Then, most want to know if it is has been accurately measured so that they can evaluate their performance, especially if they hope to achieve a personal best.
All road races that advertise a set distance should be officially measured by an accredited UK course measurer. There are currently vacancies for course measurers in Somerset/North Devon, Gloucestershire/Herefordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire.
The Association of UK Course Measurers (AUKCM) accredits measurers in the UK and Measured courses are issued with a UKA Certificate of Course Accuracy by AUKCM. Once a race has its measurement certificate it can use the “Certified Accurate” logo in its publicity material. This is instantly recognised by officials and most runners as a guarantee of measurement accuracy. The Power of 10 Rankings only recognises performances on courses licensed by UKA and which have a Certificate of Course Accuracy.