Taunton Running Club Rules

Club Rules

Our rules follow common sense and respect for others at all times. The club reserves the right to remove any membership, at any time where it deems this necessary.

  1. Individual runners are responsible for their own safety and runners and should give their full attention to their environment at all times.

  2. No one gets left behind - it's miserable seeing your running group running off out of sight, so to stop this happening we ask that the lead runner 'loops' back round to the back periodically. This way the faster runners actually run further each session (so don't feel guilty about shouting "LOOP!!")

  3. KEEP LEFT - as a club we run only on the left. This is particularly important when running on roads and helps to reduce the relative speed difference between other road users and you. Yes, when running as an individual should be on the right, but as a group you become classed as a slow moving vehicle, so keep to the left.

  4. Music and headphones are strictly banned. There are no exceptions to this rule ever. Running in a group requires full awareness at all times of the environment around you and the safety of other runners around you. No matter how confident you are, or whether you run with music when you run alone outside the club.

  5. Hi-viz (reflective) must be worn when running in the dusk or dark. This is particularly important in the darker months of the year. We also highly encourage running with front and rear lights.

  6. Social Media we have a Facebook group page where our members can have a great time sharing club related posts. However, when posting or commenting, please be aware of the sensitivity of others. We will not tolerate any of the following: Trolls, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Disability Discrimination etc.

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