A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989).
Because we train almost exclusively on public roads, and for safety reasons, we do not cater for children and recommend that runners under the age of 18 years go to the safer environment of a track based club.
Abergele Harriers Welfare Officer;
Welfare Officer 1: Darren Blazier
Welfare Officer 2: Amy Owen-Jones.
A full copy of the club’s Welfare Policy (Including Child Protection and Protection of the Vulnerable Adult) is available from the Club Secretary.
From the 1st April 2014 there was an important change to the club’s insurance which you, as a club member, need to be aware of. At present £17.50 of your membership fee goes directly to Welsh Athletics and this gives you a very comprehensive “Third Party” insurance; i.e. You are covered if someone sues YOU over something that was caused by your running (eg if you ran into a child and knocked them over and injured them, or damaged any property while running). You are covered while racing or training with the club.
THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL INJURY POLICY.
It is important that you are aware of this as you may wish, if you already do not have such cover, to investigate a Personal Injury/Accidental Injury Insurance. If you are doing this you MUST advise the company you are using that you are a runner as many policies exclude running as it is considered a “dangerous sport”.
For the record, please also be aware that most travel insurance policies DO NOT cover running related injuries either, so if travelling abroad and you intend running (even just training), you should inform your insurance provider.