Chester Road Runners

Members Code of Conduct



CHESTER ROAD RUNNERS is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for all.  The club believes that it is important that members, run leaders and committee members associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with one of the Welfare officers as detailed in the Welfare Policy.


As a member of CHESTER ROAD RUNNERS, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:


  1. All members must take responsibility in ensuring they are up to date with the code of conduct, understand and adhere to it.
  2. All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
  3. Members should recognise the valuable contribution made by run leaders and committee members who are volunteers.
  4. All members should be a positive role model, treat other members with the same level of respect you would expect to be shown to you.
  5. Use correct and proper language at all times.
  6. Members must wear suitable clothing for running and not use headphones whilst on Club runs
  7. Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated.
  8. Encourage everyone to enjoy sport and understand that people have different motivations for taking part.
  9. Our sessions are often in the dark over certain months of the year, so we will then require all runners to wear High Visibility clothing and/or LED lights after sunset. We need to see and be seen.
  10. If you enter UKA events as a member of CHESTER ROAD RUNNERS you must abide by UKA code of practice
  11. Junior members under the age of sixteen should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  12. Members accept that CHESTER ROAD RUNNERS may use photos and video footage to positively promote the club on social media. If you have personal concerns with regard to this, please contact the Membership Secretary.
  13. Inform your run leader if you have any injury, illness or long term medical condition that may affect your running
  14. We recommend that you carry your membership card with you as this has emergency contact details.
  15. Register before a run either with your membership card or directly with a run leader.
  16. Be honest about your ability. If the group that you are in is too fast or too slow then consider changing groups at the next session. Take note of any recommendations given to you by coaches or run leaders about which group is most appropriate for you
  17. Do not run too far off the front of a group and always muster when requested to by the run leader
  18. Respect pedestrians and other path/road users. Give way to others when necessary
  19. Warn other runners around you of impending hazards, pedestrians, dustbins, low hanging branches etc.
  20. Look after the other runners within your training group, if someone is struggling make sure that they are not left on their own or inform your run leader
  21. If you need to leave the session before the finish inform the run leader.