Policies and Procedures

As a club we follow England Athletics policies and procedures, if you wish to raise a grievance please put it into writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your grievance will be responded to within 14 days of receipt.



Youth and disability policy:

As a small club we cannot provide a dedicated child protection officer , or a guaranteed safe training environment, therefore, we regret we cannot cater for unaccompanied children/ vulnerable adults, other disabilities will be reviewed by the committee on an individual basis.

Health and Safety / Disclaimer 

* Runnymede Runners exists purely to offer an opportunity for like-minded runners to exercise together in a group and nothing more.
* The club is operated and managed by a number of volunteers in their free time and these volunteers cannot accept any responsibility for any events that occur at the club, including RRs events and training sessions. These volunteers may or may not have taken any training/coaching.
* All attendees should consider the club as an informal gathering of people who will run together in a loosely structured format.
* Every person attending the club must take full and complete responsibility for their own actions. Know your limits.
* If you have any medical conditions that could affect you, it’s your responsibility to make the club aware of these.
* If you feel dizzy, faint or unwell it’s your responsibility to stop exercising and to notify other runners of this.
* It’s your decision alone whether or not you are fit and able to run. If you are unsure consult your physician. We recommend that you can run at least 5k comfortably. Unless attending a supervised C25K session.
* The volunteer leading the session reserves the right to refuse to let you run with the group.
* * The minimum age that we can accept is 18 unless accompanied by an adult.
* Any matters of concern should be directed at the committee.
* Appropriate clothing and footwear for running must be worn. You should dress appropriately for the weather and for the lighting conditions.
* We recommend that you run with your mobile phone or I.C.E wrist band.
* During darker evening runs we recommend that you bring a hand held torch or wear a head torch together with reflective clothing.
* The club does not discriminate against any attendees, but we are unable to cater for any people with special requirements.
* Each runner must accept full and complete liability for their actions.
* Runnymede Runners may use your photographs to share on social media. If you do not wish for this to happen please contact a member of the committee.

By joining Runnymede Runners you agree to abide by all our policies and procedures as above. 

Social Media Policy. 

Runnymede Runners social media policy in accordance with sport England and UK Athletics guidelines. 

1. Refrain from publishing comments about other clubs, players or referees and any controversial or potentially inflammatory subjects.


2. Avoid hostile or harassing communications in any posts or other online communications. Harassment is any offensive conduct based on a person`s race, sex, gender identity, national origin, colour, disability, age sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, religion or any other status protected by law.


3. Clubs should identify all copyrighted or borrowed material with citations and links. When publishing direct paraphrased quotes, thoughts, ideas, photos or videos, give credit to the original publisher or author.


4. The club will be responsible for reviewing responses to online posts and resolving any concerns before they are posted.


5. If a blogger or any other online participant posts an inaccurate, accessory or negative comment about your club or anyone associated with the club, do not reply but seek advice from your NGB/CSP or Sport England.


Where conduct is found to be unacceptable the club will deal with the matter internally, by the club welfare officers. Advice from England Athletics will be sought if necessary.




Welfare Officers.

For issues relating to members welfare Runnymede Runners have Two Welfare officers.

Arun Gomes :   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debra Melham :   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The welfare officers are committee members and attend meetings in an advisory capacity. They act within a strict code of confidentiality, and individual cases are not shared with the Committee.

My Clubhouse Privacy Policy

See link for more information regarding club welfare