Health and Safety Rules

The following guidelines have been formulated by the Committee to ensure, as far as possible, the safety of club members and the general public during club training runs.

  • Reflective vests must be worn from 01 October to 31 March.
  • Abide by the Highway Code
  • Be aware of other road users and pedestrians to ensure that we do not cause a nuisance or inconvenience
  • Face oncoming traffic whilst running on roads without adequate pavements
  • If you have to run on the road no more than two abreast and single file if necessary
  • Avoid overtaking on the road if there’s traffic coming
  • Allow faster runners off first on busy roads to avoid unnecessary overtaking and straying off pavements
  • Avoid congregating on corners or at junctions between training efforts
  • Club training sessions during the dark winter nights must be run in well lit areas for obvious safety reasons.
  • In the event of a large turnout during running evenings it may be necessary to split into two groups, until the first effort point or what is considered a safe congregation point.

The Committee’s agreed areas to be avoided as unsuitable for training efforts during hours of darkness are:

  • Burgage Lane
  • Ropewalk
  • Hopkiln Lane (except that part bordering the Glenfields block)
  • Kirklington Road (except that part bordering the Glenfields block)