Code of Conduct
A running group that inspires, motivates and aims to build a community of marathoners
By attending an X-RUNNERS Club event, participants acknowledge that they will potentially be exposed to these (and other) risks and do so entirely at their own risk. Neither X-RUNNERS Club nor individual members leading a run is liable for the safety of others taking part. It is entirely up to individuals to ensure that they have the fitness level, skills, experience, equipment and training to safely take part in training or any event.
Safety, Risk Management and Club Policies
We are a Singapore-based road, track and trail club. We meet several times a week for training sessions and cater to all age groups from enthusiastic junior to more senior runners of different ability. We also welcome walkers to join us.
The club does not have ‘formal coaching’ in the sport of running, but there is a wealth of experience and knowledge among the members who gladly share with athletes starting in the sport as well as athletes polishing their competitive skills. We have an elite team, including our national athlete, Jasmine Goh, in our stable. Members often travel in a group to participate in major scenic and renown races overseas. You will always find company and first-hand advice.
It is important that each member and visitor be safety aware, use common sense, and enjoy their running experiences within their fitness and performance abilities. X-RUNNERS Club is where runners are welcomed to have fun and to promote this sport with others who share the same interest and passion.
X-RUNNERS Club provides social benefits to members and visitors to the club. All work done by Committee Members and other club members, such as organizing and working at special Club events, organizing training walks/runs (as posted on the Club’s website or Meet-up) is done on a volunteer basis.
1. Use Common Sense
2. If you have any health concerns check with your physician prior to starting a new exercise or fitness program.
3. Train and race within your fitness and performance abilities.
4. Be Safety Aware – adjust and accommodate your running or walking to the situation. Anticipate potential hazards:
movements of wild or domestic animals (off-leash dogs)
movements of other distracted patrons using the same facilities.
uneven, slippery, hard, or ‘technical’ surfaces.
poor visibility due to weather or lighting – others may not be able to see you: use lights and/or reflective clothing when necessary
6. Reduce Risk
Ensure you can get help if needed – Run or walk with a buddy or in a group. Carry a cell phone if in remote areas or you are alone. Ensure someone knows where you are and your expected time of return.
Be respectful and courteous to other patrons – let them know you are approaching them i.e. “ move to your left – thanks”.
Abide by the rules and regulations of the roads, Parks and Recreation areas, and Singapore laws.
If hazards on training routes are identified (i.e. slippery ground, fallen trees) – change the route.
Be proactive in researching new trails and routes to ensure they match your skill level – elevation/grade, technical, local wildlife including wildlife alerts, cell reception, subject to sudden weather changes, and traffic hazards .
Recommend individuals or groups (club members and visitors) trying new or ‘challenging’ trails and routes, to note on a piece of paper:
i. the specific challenges/risks of the proposed route.
ii. date and time of departure
Iii expected date and time of return.
iv. statement that each person accepts the risks related to doing the trail/route and that X-RUNNERS Club or any individual Club member or visitor is not liable for any loss, harm or injury that may result from participating in trail/route/event.
Continuous Improvement of X-RUNNERS Club’s Safety Plan / Risk Management
X-RUNNERS Club encourages visitors and members to inform the club executive of any safety concerns or ideas to improve the visitors’ and club members’ safety.
Safety discussion shall be a standing item of X-RUNNERS Club General Annual Meeting at end of each year. Recommendations will be noted in the minutes as well as the Club’s decision to incorporate or reject the recommendations in the Club’s Safety Plan /Risk Management.