Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:53
It costs bugger all (typically £100-200) to have your "commercial" race licensed through England Athletics and get your course officially measured. It's only £27 for a club event.
You also get the assistance and advice of an EA event adjudicator who will make sure you don't make all the usual numpty mistakes.
Amazing that the more "professional" the organisation the more "amateur" their ability.
If the event isn't EA/UKA/Run Britain licensed walk, neigh run, away!