TSRC Member Code of Conduct

This code sets out the behaviour expected of club members, volunteers and participants in club activities.

Club Members

As a small club the success of TS Run Club is dependent on the active participation of all our members. The club is run and managed by a small committee of coaches and we ask all members to support the TSRC team and get involved where possible.

 

The following code of conduct is mainly ‘common sense’ but we encourage all members to read this and adopt these principles. As a responsible club member you will:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all club members, coaches, and treat everyone equally.

  • Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and turning up on time to club sessions and events.

  • Ensure that payment of annual membership fees is made promptly and that track/training fees are paid before the start of the session.

  • Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances.

  • Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as you do when engaged in athletics.

  • Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, officials, team managers, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of yourself and other athletes.

  • Avoid swearing and abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse.

  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.

  • Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour.

  • Avoid destructive behaviour and leave athletics venues as you find them.

  • Not carry or consume alcohol to excess and/or illegal substances.

  • Avoid carrying any items that could be dangerous to yourself or others excluding athletics equipment used in the course of your athletics activity.

Running Group Participants

As a participant in any club-led running group you will:

  • Listen to your run leader.

  • Not divert from planned routes without the knowledge and consent of the run leader.

  • Be honest about your ability. Take note of any recommendations given to you by run leaders about which group is right for you and change groups when appropriate.

  • Inform your run leader if you have any injury, illness or long term medical condition that may affect your running. We recommend that you carry In Case of Emergency (ICE) details on your person.

  • Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs. Be organised, on time, and have appropriate clothing and equipment. If it’s dark, wear something bright – hi vis or reflective.

  • Look after the other runners within your group. If someone is struggling make sure that they are not left on their own or inform your run leader.

  • Be responsible for your own safety and the safety of others. Warn other runners around you of impending hazards.

  • Respect and acknowledge other road and footpath users. Be courteous and run in single file where appropriate. Close gates after passing through

Breaches of this code of conduct, subject to the severity and impact, may result in termination of membership and coaching services, at TSRC discretion. By joining this club and paying the annual TS Run Club fees or monthly coaching subscription, you agree to be bound by this code.