I see some fair points, both in the blog post and in the comments below. The fact that the BAA submitted the performance for official WR consideration is simply ridiculous. What would people say to the officials in Seoul submitting Ben Johnson's 100m time for official WR consideration in the face of his doping offenses? If the performance is knowingly ineligible due to outside aid, it flies in the face of decency and dignity to apply for record consideration.
If the sport has evolved then it might be time to add the record-worthy criteria to course standards -- otherwise, it remains more of a circus sideshow. You know that any 10,000m run on a standardized track (in the absence of lap miscounts, doping, etc.) stands up to comparison with any other 10,000m run on a standardized track. Of course weather conditions and surface material can have an effect, just like road surface, number of turns, etc. can have an effect in road racing -- there will be room for variance yet there is clearly room to cut down on that margin significantly.