The use of head phones, iPods and other music players is banned on safety grounds in the GP series of races and in many other races too. The Club also discourages members from using them during club sessions or at the track.
- Stay calm but act swiftly. Is there a danger of further injury?
- Listen to what the injured person is saying.
- Alert the first aider, who should take the appropriate action for minor injuries.
- If necessary, call the emergency services.
- Deal with the rest of the group and ensure they are adequately supervised.
- Do not move someone with major injuries. Wait for the emergency services.
- Contact the injured person’s next of kin.
- Notify Phil Rowe (Club officer responsible for health and safety).
- Complete an incident/accident form (available from Phil).
It’s recommended that all members wear a CramTag, a small token you attach to your running shoe. You can write on it an emergency contact number and any relevant medical information.
CramTags can be obtained free of charge at any Tuesday club night from Phil Rowe (responsible for health and safety).
The Club also encourages members to take water or another fluid (eg a sports drink) with them on a run. Even in the rain, and in the winter as well, you can sweat and lose fluids without being aware of it, and it’s important to avoid becoming dehydrated. Hand held water bottles can be obtained from Kit Secretary Mike Wright.
Accidents and Incidents
The Club wants to ensure safe running. We ask members to let us know about any medical conditions or allergies and also ask you to confirm that your doctor says it’s safe for you to run. Where relevant we ask you to discuss the situation with your coach. This could be, for example, because of an allergic reaction to penicillin or because of a need to carry medication.