Code of Conduct

Club Members

All club members will:

  • Consistently demonstrate decency, good sportsmanship and fair play.
  • Maintain the good reputation of the club.
  • Avoid swearing and abusive language.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all club members. Acts of violence, intimidation, bullying, harassment and physical or sexual abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Ensure prompt payment of annual membership fees.
  • Ensure that all messages on club-based media, including email and WhatsApp, are measured, courteous and relevant to RRR as a running club.

Running group participants

Participants in club-led running groups will:

  • Listen when the session leader is addressing the group.
  • Not leave a session or divert from planned routes without first informing your session leader.
  • Inform your session leader if you have any injury or illness that may affect your running.
  • Be on time and have appropriate clothing and equipment. If it’s dark, wear high visibility clothing.
  • Look after the other runners within your group. If someone is struggling make sure that they are not left on their own and inform your session leader.
  • Warn other runners around you of impending hazards.
  • Respect other road and path users. Be courteous and run in single file where appropriate. Close gates after passing through them.

Session leaders

Session leaders will:

  • Ensure that sessions are welcoming and inclusive for all members.
  • Provide instruction and guidance for club members before and during sessions.
  • Maintain the safety of all club members at all times, and support club members and affected members of the public in the event of an incident.

Club committee

The committee will:

  • Adopt an open policy with regard to membership and treat all members equally and fairly.
  • Ensure that all session leaders hold appropriate qualifications as set down by UK Athletics and England Athletics.
  • Adopt national policies and codes of conduct in relation to athlete welfare and appoint a designated welfare officer to act as first point of contact.
  • Carry out its duty within relevant legislation and government guidelines, as well as recommendations and guidelines from UK Athletics.