Cleethorpes AC is committed to doing the utmost to ensure the safety of all its runners and the runners from other clubs.
Following a recent incident at the June Croxby Race, the committee has discussed and implemented a number of measures to try to ensure that the safety of all runners.
Following an incident at the June Croxby Race, a review of all races held by Cleethorpes AC was undertaken at the committee meeting held on Tuesday 14th June.
The committee are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all our club members and participants. Cleethorpes AC have taken a number of measures to try to ensure the safety of all runners at its races.
Below is a summary of the action points to be taken which not only effect our Croxby races but all Cleethorpes AC hosted events.
- The Croxby course with be re-risk assessed.
- Laminated sheets to be provided to all marshals highlighting the postcode they are at, in addition to the lanyards that are currently used.
- Each marshal at a race to be provided with a Club mobile phone, charged with credit and with the numbers of other club mobiles programmed in.
- Phone signals to be checked at all points on the course
- New pre race instructions to be provided to all runners
- A designated First Aider to be available at each race who will be able to respond to a call straight away.
- Emergency contact details of runners taking part, who are not members of Cleethorpes AC, to be written on the reverse of race numbers
- Sweeper runner/bike to go alongside the last runner
- If a decision is needed on whether the race needs to be abandoned, this will be made by the most senior official at the finish point.
- Pre race checklist including a separation of duties between setting up the course and arranging marshals/first aiders
- The club is to invest in a defibrillator and provide relevant training for club members who are first aid trained and willing to volunteer to use this.
- All profits from the race will be donate to the clubs charity of the year: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
If any club member would like to volunteer to be trained to use the defibrillator (and already have a current First Aid Certificate), please contact Andrew Gristwood, Nick Gregory or Howard Justice. Likewise, if any member would like to discuss any of the actions taken by the committee, please feel free to contact Andrew Gristwood, Nick Gregory or Howard Justice.
The Club committee, on behalf of all members of Clee AC, would like to send our best wishes to Derrick in his recovery and would also like to thank all those involved in responding so quickly and effectively on the day.