GWR Costello Sports Complex Information

Hello,

Below are four jpeg’s: the first is the building plans that were sent to me via the Sports Director, Al Bean, of University of Southern Maine Costello Sports Complex. The second jpeg represents options #1 which is a 100 meter loop of plywood laid on the track inner lane. The third represents option #2 which is a 116 meter loop of plywood laid on the outer lane with a 15 meter buildup (marked in red). The fourth jpeg is the surveyors report from the current record holders and what Guinness Previously approved (and ideally what we will receive).

Also, in the following text, one will be able to see the surveying requirements as per Guinness World Records.

The event must be made on a pre-measured course that is perfectly level. Ideally, this should be an official athletics or race track. Details of the track must be sent with the evidence pack. Where such a track is not used, the course must be measured and marked out by someone suitably qualified, such as a professional surveyor. This person should also confirm that the average gradient over the entire course is no greater than 1:1000. If the gradient is steeper than this, the record attempt must be made “uphill”. The surveyor must submit a written statement on letterhead paper confirming their professional status, and that these requirements have been met. 

Below I will describe what the blue lines denote on Option #1

Blue oval around half of track: This denotes the 100 meter inner plywood ring of the track which will be laid over original track surface.

Blue vertical line: Denotes the center of the track.

Blue ‘X’ marks on both upper and lower areas of the division line: In order to do a 100 meter sprint, we will have a selected number of team members at each ‘X’ and they will sprint in a relay fashion to the other ‘X’ on the other side.

Below I will describe what the blue lines denote on Option #2

Blue oval around half of track: This denotes the 116 meter plywood ring of the track which will be laid over lane 5 &6 of the original track surface.

Blue vertical line: Denotes the center of the track.

Blue ‘X’ marks on both upper and lower areas of the division line: In order to do a 116 meter sprint, we will have a selected number of team members at each ‘X’ and they will sprint in a relay fashion to the other ‘X’ on the other side.

Red Lines: The red lines represent the 15 meter buildup which will also be plywood but not counted in the actual distance for the World Record; however this will also need to be surveyed due to it being laid over original track.

Below is the surveyors report that was submitted to and accepted by Guinness World Records for the previous successful Record Attempt.