Code Of Conduct

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The Oxted Runners is mainly a social running club where members meet together to run together both on-road and off-road.

  • Please treat fellow club members (and, indeed, everyone else) with respect and consideration.
  • If you see another runner in difficulty, please stop and offer help.
  • Please select pace/distance groups for Club runs that are consistent with your fitness on the day and your own running standard. Joining a group that is too fast for you, or which is going to run too far, can spoil the run for others.
  • Club runs are under the control of experienced run leaders. The main job of the run leader is to ensure the safety of run members, and to make sure that nobody gets lost or left behind. Please respect the decisions made by the run leaders. If the run leader considers the pace/distance group is too demanding for you, the run leader can ask you to join a different group. The run leader’s decision must be respected.
  • If you leave a club run before it finishes (for example, because the route passes your home), please make sure that the run leader is aware of your decision. If the run leader does not know what has happened to you, we will have to send out search parties.
  • With the agreement of the run leader, you may be accompanied by your child. Anyone under the age of 18 is a child. Your child remains entirely your responsibility, and is never considered to be entrusted to the care of the club. Your child must run in the same pace/distance group as you. You must be the parent or legal guardian of any child who runs with you. There will be no exceptions to these rules, and infractions of these rules may lead to your expulsion from the Club.
  • Circuits of the Winter Route are not led. Instead, an experienced runner acts as sweeper, who will start their run some time after the other runners have departed. The sweeper will make sure that no-one is left out on the course. So please let someone know if you decide depart from the circuit or not to complete it.

While the Club is mainly a social running club, it may organise its own internal competitions, and may select races organised by others as, for example, Summer Series races or as the Club Championship. Participation in races is not obligatory. Club members joining runs organised by others are subject to the rules of the organisers and their governing bodies.

Updated 17/10/2017