Friendly Run

Club Health and Safety Guidelines

Road Safety

During Club sessions it is necessary for all Club Members to show due care, consideration and courtesy to other road users to ensure our mutual safety. These principles also extend to consideration for private property when using public rights of way in off-road running. During Club activities all members are expected to wear reflective tops and use head or chest torches when out running on the roads during the hours of darkness. The Club will provide reflective tops on loan for those members who forget. We also have a small supply of head torches. Any members who are responsible for other members by leading or co-leading groups during the hours of darkness must lead by example and wear a reflective top and head or chest torch.

When running during the hours of darkness, group leaders will plan routes which are well-lit and where there are pavements along most of the route.

The use of headphones is discouraged on on-road training runs.

Loss & Damage

The Committee accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, accident or injury suffered as a result of participating in any Club activities.

Health & Safety

The safety of our runners is very important to us. Any safety issues should be brought to the attention of the Club Secretary for the appropriate action to be taken. The Club will seek to be aware of any members that have first aid qualifications in case of emergency. The Club will make an adequately stocked first aid kit available on Club Nights.

ROAD RUNNING ETIQUETTE

  • Run against traffic so that you can see and react to any potential harm advancing - although as advised by runbritain.com, when you come to bends on winding country roads, you should cross to the other side.

  • Allow at least 3 feet /1 metre between you and a passing vehicle.

  • Use hand signals to show which way you plan to turn.

  • Respect a driver’s right to the road.

  • Run with ID that clearly shows who you and your emergency contacts are.

  • Make sure you look out for people pulling out of their driveways – they may not see you.

  • If you run with headphones, make sure you are extra vigilant as to what’s going on around you – we also don’t want any bumps with fellow runners/cyclists etc.

  • Wear bright clothing.

  • Never assume a driver can see you.

  • Acknowledge your fellow runners with a little nod or smile!

  • Stop at junctions and ensure ongoing traffic is aware of you before crossing the road.  Don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a crossing

 

        Source – Running Bear, Alderley Edge