Code of Conduct

Beckenham Running Club is committed to encourage running in an enjoyable, friendly, respectful and safe environment. This code sets out what our club will try and do for you and what you can do for the club.

The club and its representatives will endeavour to:

  • Commit to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.
  • Ensure activities are safe, inclusive, legal and fair meeting good practice guidelines.
  • Take any allegations of bullying, discrimination, inappropriate behaviour or sexual or physical harassment seriously.
  • Encourage members to be open at all times and share in confidence any concerns or complaints that they may have with the Club Welfare Officer.
  • Provide opportunities for members to influence the club’s organisation and contribute to the running of the club, and encourage them to do so.

All members shall:

  • Abide by the Code of Conduct.
  • Respect all fellow members and officials regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, cultural background, religion or athletic ability.
  • Support and encourage good sporting practice by abiding by rules, respecting coaches, referees or officials’ decisions.
  • Observe and consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play (not cheating) and denouncing rule violations or the use of prohibited or age- inappropriate substances
  • Encourage and commend fellow members in their training, competition and participation.
  • Communicate openly and freely with club coaches and committee members.
  • Be expected to contribute to the running of events which generate income and maintain low training fees for the club.
  • Use club emails and club Facebook solely for postings which relate to sporting or club social issues, in particular avoiding posting views on religion, sexual orientation or politics or any other postings that are likely to be contentious or divisive or upsetting to any members.