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Poor training conditions policy

Poor training conditions policy

Poor weather conditions such as extreme cold, wind, ice and snow can affect training sessions and/ or members’ ability to get to training sessions offered by the club. This can happen at any time of the year, but obviously there is a higher risk of this in the winter months.

The club’s top priority is that members enjoy competing and training safely. Oxford Tri’s policy for poor conditions is as follows

    • For coached sessions, such as open water swimming, appropriately trained volunteer coaches and safety officers running that session are responsible for assessing the conditions and have the discretion to cancel a session or shorten courses as appropriate. Oxford Tri’s members are required to follow the instructions of those running coached sessions.

    • For member-led (un-coached) activities such as Tuesday night runs or Sunday club rides members must make their own decisions as to whether to participate given their level of experience, fitness and the conditions more generally. Whilst updates as to weather conditions will take place through the usual communications channels (email, Facebook, website information), local conditions may vary, forecasts may prove inaccurate etc. and a volunteer organisation such as the club is unable to take responsibility for cancelling activities and will not advise in relation to members’ participation.   

Agreed by committee 2nd February 2015