Club Rules


STAC logoClub Rules

  1. Club colours must be worn to all Club races and races that you have entered as a STAC runner.  You must wear either:
    • STAC vest (green, navy and white)
    • Green STAC t-shirt

    Unless authorisation to wear a different top has been given by a Committee member.

    Second Claim Club Members are permitted to run in STAC colours dependent upon whether their first claim club is in attendance or not.  

  2. Run in your own number: No runner is permitted to run in another runner’s number unless that race has allowed a transfer. Anyone found to be breaking this rule may be subject to disciplinary action.
  3. London Marathon Place:  To enter the club ballot for a London Marathon place the following must apply:
    1. You have been a full first claim member of STAC for 1 year on the date that the London Ballot opens
    2. You must have entered the London Ballot and have your decline email or magazine as evidence
    3. You cannot put your name into the club ballot if you gained a club place in the last 1 year
    4. If you gain a club place and get injured or cannot run for any reason before the transfer deadline set by the London Marathon you cannot defer your place but must transfer it to the next reserve
    5. If you decide not to run after the transfer deadline set by the London Marathon places cannot be deferred unless in extreme circumstances which are to be decided by the Committee
  4. The Data Protection Act controls how personal information is used. Everyone responsible for using data in the club will follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:
      • used fairly and lawfully
      • used for limited, specifically stated purposes
      • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
      • accurate
      • kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
      • handled according to people’s data protection rights
      • kept safe and secure
      • not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection
  5. Social Media:  When using social media please treat each other with respect and not engage in actions which would bring the club into disrepute – Please refer to the full Code of Conduct.
  6. Minimum number of members (quorum) for the Club is 20 members or 10%, whichever is greater for both the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).
  7. Abide by UKA Rules:   Members are expected to abide by UK Athletics (UKA) rules, as stated in the handbook.
  8. Proxy vote:   Members who cannot attend meetings in person and wish to vote ‘by proxy’ must conform to the voting system and timescales stipulated.
  9. Second Claim Members must follow the guidance required for them to run for another Club, eg”. some competitions such as the PECO’s and Leeds Country Way specifically state in the rules that its competition is open to second claim members to run unless their first claim club in taking part.

    Use of Social Media by Members

    St Theresa’s Athletic Club has a Facebook page and a Twitter account and a website. Most club
    members use the clubs social media and other forums, both private and public. Social media is of
    great benefit to us as to keep in touch and find out what’s going on. There are a few things to keep in
    mind to ensure that we always apply common sense in our use of social media:

    Codes of conduct

    The constitution requires that we all treat each other with respect and not engage in actions which
    would bring the club into disrepute – this includes how we conduct ourselves in all our activities with
    the club, including social media and networking. Have fun, share the spirit of the club but be
    respectful online just as you would be in person.

    Do’s and Don’ts before posting / interacting on Social Media

    Think twice before posting. If you wouldn’t want your employer, parents, friends, colleagues
    or future employer to see your post, don’t post it.
    Be respectful. Be positive. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
    Remember many different audiences will see your posts including club members, potential
    members, children, members’ relatives and friends.
    Be professional and polite.
    Avoid posting inflammatory, extraneous, objectionable or off-topic messages that may
    provoke others into an emotional response (trolling/flaming). Avoid topics that may be
    controversial, like politics and religion. Don’t post anything that you wouldn’t say openly such as
    comments about drug use, profanity, off-colour or sexual humour, ethnic slurs, or personal insults.
    Be in the right state of mind when you make a post. Don’t post when you’re angry, upset, or
    your judgement is impaired in any way. Remember, the Internet is permanent!
    Remember that STAC reserve the right to delete any post or comment within any club
    forum, without warning or notice. Persistent flouting of this code will result in banning from the site
    and/ or club disciplinary action.

    Complaints

    Please remember that posts are not routinely moderated and we rely on the conduct of the
    members to allow the social media to operate smoothly. If you have any concerns and wish to
    complain about any post please bring your concerns/complaint to a committee member. The
    complaint will then be investigated quickly and informally by speaking to the poster and the
    complainant, or if further action is required through the clubs formal procedures as detailed in the
    constitution.