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Former London Marathon winner Hugh Jones to conduct Course Measurement Workshop in Bengaluru

By: IBNS

Bengaluru, May 9 (IBNS): Spearheading the distance running movement in India, Procam International today announced the first ever course measurement workshop for beginners -a hands-on experience to learn the art of course measurement for distance running events.

The course measurement workshop organised by Procam International is supported by Karnataka Athletic Association and conducted in accordance with mandatory IAAF-AIMS guidelines that are used in training international measurers. 

Conducted by the Former London Marathon winner Hugh Jones, the course will be conducted across four days between the May 22 and 25 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

Hugh who is leading the workshop is also the secretary of AIMS (Association of International Marathons) and one of the world’s leading IAAF course measurers, having measured the course for London Olympic 2012, the London Marathon since 2002 and has measured more than 300 courses over his career including the TCS W10K since 2008, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon since 2004 and the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2005.

The course to be conducted over four days includes lectures and field instructions where participants will learn all the practical aspects of road course measurements and the principles guiding the measurement process for distance running courses as per IAAF-AIMS guidelines. 

The course will also cover the theoretical running line and how to measure it in practice course measurements and reporting methods, as required for international certification will also be included in this curriculum.

Sharing his thoughts on the workshop Hugh said, “Having measured hundreds of courses across the globe, including dozens in India, I am glad to be sharing my expertise to a larger audience and continue to spread all aspects of the running culture within the country. The workshop will cover both the theoretical steps required to measure a course and the detailed practical application of them. Candidates completing the course will have the knowledge to accurately measure courses. After several subsequent successful measurements done as individuals, and the documentation of these, candidates will be able to apply for accreditation as international measurers”.

The course is a 4-day workshop starting from May 22 till May 25.