Everyone knows it's windy wrote:
Seriously mate? wrote:
Ahem, it is near impossible for wind to remain steady over a long course. It can come from any direction, even if predominantly from one direction -- current eddies. And, on the track winds under 2 meters/sec are okay for record purposes. Rather than a silly ban on point-to-point, make it a not record eligible if the average wind speed along the course is greater than X meters/sec in the direction of travel. Actually, a wind speed rule should be applied to all courses, yes, even the loopy courses.
Impossible. You have bends, running in different directions for major segments of most marathons. Boston is one of the few that runs straight in one direction for the large majority of the race. Then you have to calculate during/after the race to determine course eligibility year after year? There are marathons which start and end in different places but close enough in direction, elevation etc to be / are still eligible (ex: NY).
If you run 100M in 1 direction it can be calculated in real time.