Northampton Road Runners Code of Conduct
Anyone who runs with NRR must be aware of our Code of Conduct.View our code of conduct here...
Please be aware of a few safety points whilst out and about:
- NRR encourages you to run on footpaths where they are available and where it is safe to do so.
- Where footpaths are not available, it is safest to face on-coming traffic (except on blind corners) and avoid dangerous situations by moving on to the verge, where on-coming vehicles are unable or reluctant to move out.
- Even if facing on-coming traffic, beware of cars overtaking from behind because they will swing out to your side of the road and their sound will be masked by the car they are overtaking.
- Sometimes it is best just to stop on the verge until the danger has passed.
- If there is traffic approaching from either direction, run in single file.
- Cross roads at appropriate safe places - do not linger on the road longer than necessary GET BACK ON THE FOOTPATH
- Do not assume that it is safe to cross a road just because the person in front has done so.
- Always be vigilant, for yourself and others, of all evolving traffic situations.
- ALWAYS put your safety first, you are not in a race.
- We also advise everyone to run in a group, it is not only safer, but more sociable.
We are a sociable bunch - so don't exclude yourself by listening to audio devices. The club does not encourage the use of audio devices or earphones of any sort as they inhibit the wearer from hearing approaching vehicles and warnings or instructions from fellow runners or other road users. Be smart and sociable, tune into your surroundings and have a natter!