Kinross Road Runners

Organiser's Description

Welcome to Kinross Road Runners

Kinross Road Runners are a very friendly running club who have over 100 members. We are an all year round club with members of all abilities from those who love short social chatty runs, to ultra marathon runners.

In winter, we meet in the car park of Loch Leven Health Centre on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at 7pm, and some members also meet on a Sunday at 9am.

Summer changes slightly with one training evening at Kirkgate park by the loch side, (please see the website for full details). Throughout the season our members can take part in a wide cross section of available races/runs on road, trail, hill and cross country. We also use parkrun events and support with volunteers as much as possible.

We organise 3 races throughout the year. The Loch Leven Half Marathon in May, The Milnathort Dash in late June and the Path of Condie Half Marathon.

Training evenings are run by our trained coaching team and allow participants to put in what effort they wish.

Membership runs from February 1st 2019 until January 31st 2020.

Membership is available to all, although for juniors we do ask that an adult attends training and some races will only be for adults due to safety factors.

The club offers the following categories of membership:

 

Adult Athlete          (over 20 Years of age)

£20.00
Junior Athlete         (under 20 years of age) £10.00
Over 65 Athlete £10.00
 There are no other concessions, and the payment is non returnable.

 

 

 

When joining the club your name will be added to the club mailing list, enabling you to receive information about training and upcoming races.

 

Please read the relevant section of our code of conduct before signing up. A copy of this will be included in your email confirmation. 

 

Kinross Road Runners Code Of Conduct

 

Coaches and Volunteers:

Coaches play a crucial role in the development of athletics and in the lives of the athletes they coach. The need for coaches to understand and act on their responsibilities is vital, as is the need to promote participation for fun and enjoyment.

The codes of conduct for coaches reflect the principles of good coaching practice;
Rights - Coaches must respect and champion the rights of every individual to participate in sport and physical activity.

Relationships - Coaches must develop a positive relationship with their participants (and others) based on openness, honesty, mutual trust and respect.

Responsibilities – personal standards - Coaches must demonstrate proper personal behaviour and conduct at all times.

Responsibilities – professional standards to maximise the benefits and minimise the risks to participants. Coaches must attain an appropriate level of competence through qualifications, and a commitment to ongoing training to ensure safe and correct practice.

As a coach/volunteer I will:

• Respect the rights of every athlete and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equitably.

• Place the wellbeing and safety of the athlete above the development of performance.

• Be appropriately qualified, be a member of the PVG scheme, have a valid licence with UKA, and adhere to its terms and conditions.

• Ensure that activities and instructions are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of individual athletes.

• In circumstances where I need to demonstrate a technique through physical contact, always provide an explanation and seek consent before touching the athlete.

• Observe the recommended national guidance on coach/athlete ratios.

• Avoid swearing, abusive language and inappropriate and violent behaviour.

• Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.

• Cooperate with technical officials, team managers, other coaches, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of an athlete.

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

• Avoid being alone with a child or young athlete unless in clear line of sight with other adults, and follow the guidance on transporting children.

• Ensure that parents/carers know and have given consent before taking a young athlete away from the usual training venue.

• Develop appropriate working relationships with athletes based on mutual trust and respect, particularly where athletes are under 18 years, or are vulnerable adults.

• MUST maintain strict boundaries between friendship and intimacy with athletes under my supervision. 

• Not conduct an inappropriate relationship with an athlete under 18 years of age (an intimate relationship with someone under 16 years is a criminal offence).

• Not engage in the massage of an athlete under the age of 18 years, and understand that it is strongly recommended that I do not engage in the massage of an athlete over the age of 18 years, unless the holder of a suitable qualification in sports massage or other relevant qualification from a recognised body or authority.

• Not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

• Treat all sports equipment and venues with respect and keep them in good condition.

• Not consume alcohol or prohibited substances prior to or during training and events.

• Report any suspected abuse, misconduct or breach of the codes of conduct.

• Report any accidental injury, distress, misunderstanding or misinterpretation to the club or national Welfare officer.

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

• Never attempt to recruit athletes who receive coaching elsewhere. If approached by an athlete to provide coaching, liaise immediately with their existing coach to ensure a managed transition.

• Follow the Scottish Athletics guidance for coaches and volunteers on social media use.

 

Senior Athletes:

As a responsible athlete I will:

• Respect the rights of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equitably.

• Uphold the same sporting values away from sport as I do when I am engaged in athletics.

• Participate within the rules of the sport, respect decisions of coaches and officials and demonstrate respect towards fellow athletes.

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

• Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited substances.

• Anticipate and be responsible for my own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment, and being on time.

• Inform my coach of any other coaching that I am seeking or receiving.

• Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others.

• Avoid swearing and abusive language whilst in athletic venues, at club functions and events, or when as part of a team/squad.

• Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour.

• Challenge and report inappropriate behaviour and language by others.

• Not misuse or abuse sporting equipment and venues.

• Not carry or consume alcohol or illegal substances.

• Maintain strict boundaries between friendship and intimacy with a coach or official.

• Use safe transport or travel arrangements.

 

Children and Young People (under 18 years):

As a child or young person under 18 years, I have the right to:

• Be safe and protected.

• Be listened to.

• Be respected and treated fairly.

• Be believed.

• Ask for help.

• Be coached by someone who has the right qualifications.

As a young athlete I will respect the Code of Conduct and I will:

• Be friendly and supportive to other athletes.

• Keep myself safe.

• Tell my coach if I am ill or injured.

• Report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations to an adult.

• Compete fairly and respect other athletes and officials.

• Respect the rules of my club.

• Behave and listen to all instructions from my coach and officials.

• Take care of equipment owned or provided by the club, or training facility.

• Not use bad language or take part in inappropriate or illegal behaviour.

• Not bully anyone or pressure them to do things they do not want to, including online.

• Keep to agreed timings for all club activities.

• Tell my parents/carers where I am or if I’m going to be late.

• Not use my mobile phone during training, competitions, or in changing rooms.

• Not carry or consume alcohol or illegal substances.

• Use safe transport or travel arrangements.

 

Parent/Carer:

As a responsible parent/carer I will:

• Demonstrate respectful behaviour at all times.

• Set a good example and encourage my child to learn the rules of the sport and compete within them at all times.

• Help my child to recognise good performance, and not just results.

• Make athletics fun.

• Never force my child to take part in sport if they do not want to.

• Never punish or belittle my child for losing or making mistakes.

• Use correct and appropriate language at all times.

• Check the qualifications and licences of people who are coaching or managing my child, or offering a service connected to athletics such as physiotherapy, massage or nutritional advice.

• Know exactly where my child will be and who they will be with at all times.

• Assume responsibility for safe transportation of my child to and from training and competitions.

• Return any necessary written consent forms to the club/team manager or appropriate person, including next of kin details, health and medical requirements before my child goes to any away events or trips.

• Provide any necessary medication that my child needs for training or trips away.

• Report any concerns about my child’s (or any other child’s) welfare to the Club Welfare Officer, or National Welfare Officer. (This does not affect your right to contact your local social services or the police if you feel it is necessary).

Good spectator behaviour:

I understand that inappropriate pressure on children, and poor behaviour of adult spectators can sometimes make children drop out of sport. I accept that this code promotes good spectator behaviour, and understand that if I verbally abuse children, coaches or officials action will be taken.

 

Prices

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To sign-up for this club on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Expiry Date: 31/01/2020

Status: Open

Organiser

Hannah Lopez

07891303425