Club Governance

Additional Information

The Norwich Road Runners is an inclusive club of more than 500 senior members and 60 junior runners. As a large club, we have established a rigorous set of club governance documents, policies and procedures, which ensure the safe and fair organisation and running of the club. We strive to deliver the very best for our members - and as such we expect our members to familiarise themselves with our policies and procedures, and abide by them at all times.

Club Constitution and Officer Roles

The Norwich Road Runners' Constitution details the aims, objectives and operational structure of the club. 

The constitution was last revised in November 2015, and following consultation with members, was fully voted in at our Annual General Meeting.

Norwich Road Runners Constitution [PDF, 361kb]

The club also has defined 'officer roles', which are carried out by elected members of the club:

Norwich Road Runners' Officer Roles [PDF, 323kb]

Code of Conduct

The Norwich Road Runners committee have agreed upon a code of conduct for the club. Members are expected to abide by this code of conduct at all times, and agree to when joining the club or renewing their membership. Any member found in breach of the code of conduct may have disciplinary action taken against them (see below).

Norwich Road Runners Code of Conduct [PDF, 135kb]

Grievance and Disciplinary

The Norwich Road Runners committee have agreed upon a grievance and disciplinary policy, for use should a grievance or disciplinary be lodged by any member.

Norwich Road Runners Grievance and Disciplinary Policy [PDF, 129kb] 


The club takes its commitment to member's welfare seriously. As an affiliated club with British Athletics we strive to follow and implement their policies, procedures and best practice. For more information on British Athletics' Safeguarding and Welfare, please click here.

This is supplemented by our Code of Norwich Road Runners Safeguarding and Welfare Policy [PDF, 360kb]Conduct and Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures.

The club's Welfare Officer is Beryl Knowles. She can be contacted via email: 

London Marathon Ballot Draw

As a England Athletics affiliated club, the Norwich Road Runners receives a number of entries into the London Marathon. The amount of spaces varies each year depending on the membership of the club and the rules covering that year's race. 

As an inclusive club, the committee have agreed and implemented a set of criteria and rules, so that every member has an equal chance of securing a place through our ballot, should they enter. Please familiarise yourself with these rules, as they will be used in conducting the draw, and addressing any complaints or challenges to the draw.

London Marathon Ballot Draw Rules [PDF, 151kb]