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Safety Rules for the RNR
Teams and runners participating in the race are required to comply with the following rules: (NB Serious or repeated infringement of safety rules could result in disqualification)
General Safety Rules
- G1: All competitors, officials and spectators must observe the highway code.
- G2: Runners are to be escorted by a cycle in daylight hours 6:45am-7.00pm (except off-road sections on stages 1-4 where cycles are not permitted).
- G3: Runners are to be escorted by a vehicle outside daylight hours (7:00pm and 6:45am or longer dependent on the weather).
- G4: Change over zones are 10m either side of the start, this zone must be kept clear of vehicles at all times.
- G5: No one has the power to direct traffic except a police officer.
- G6: All participants are responsible for reading and obeying the safety instructions which apply to them.
- G7: Report any incidents/accidents/near misses to the marshals who can report to the safety officer.
Runners Safety Rules
- R1: All runners must wear a reflective bib (RNR recomended standard is BSEN471) outside daylight hours (7:00pm and 6:45am or longer dependent on the weather). NB Where Stage 1 runners run outside daylight hours they should also wear a head torch due to off road sections.
- R2: All runners must run with the traffic while running on the roads keeping well to the left hand side of the road and not shortcut any roundabouts. Use footpaths where possible.
- R3: All runners must carry a mobile phone while running the off-road stages withoutan escort.
- R4: A runner's race number must be clearly visible from the front while racing. Theemergency information must also be completed on the reverse of the race number
- R5: Runners must obey race instructions from race marshals.
- R6: Personal audio/mp3 players must not be worn during the race.
- R7: Runners must be vigilant at stage changeovers.
- R8 :Runners must be aware of traffic, pedestrians, adverse ground conditions,animals and overhanging foliage.
- R9: Abide by road and course signage and signals including at railway crossings.
- R10: Inform team leader of pre-existing medical conditions.
- R11: Runners should be familiar with their course stage.
- R12: Dress according to weather conditions.
- R13: Runners should ensure they are hydrated and fuelled.
Escort Vehicle Safety Rules
- V1: Escort vehicles must display a team number visible from the rear.
- V2: Always drive directly behind your runner.
- V3: Use a rotating flashing orange beacon light attached to the roof. Do not use hazard warning lights whilst moving. Ensure that it is located at the rear.
- V4: Escort vehicles must display the RNR issued warning sign on the rear of the vehicle
- V5: Wear high-visibility clothing when exiting from the vehicle.
- V6: Vehicles must carry a first aid kit.
- V7: When overtaking other teams allow your runner to pass the other escort vehicle and runner only overtaking when it is safe and clear to do so.
- V8: Escort vehicles must obey the highway code.
- V9: Escort vehicles should be aware of the course route and have the course stage descriptions and maps.
- V10: Escort drivers should ensure adequate rest breaks and not drive whilst tired.
Escort Cycle Safety Rules
- C1: All cyclists must display a team number visible from the rear.
- C2: All cyclists must ride behind their runner.
- C3: All cyclists must wear reflective items.
- C4: All cyclists must have functioning front and rear lights when cycling during the hours of darkness.
- C5: All cyclists must carry a mobile phone.
- C6: All cyclists must be with an escort vehicle at night.
- C7: Cyclists must obey the highway code.
- C8: Cyclists should be familiar with the course stage with access to the stage description and map.
- C9: Cycles should be roadworthy.