Club run rules / incident guidelines

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A favourite Club run
… sunrise on the Great Ocean Road

We should always remember that when we are on Club runs we represent our Club. As such, if we behave like idiots, we will get a reputation as idiots.

The Club’s run rules are simple and common sense … but we ask that you read them, understand them and, above all, obey them! Click here for a PDF of the Club Run/Incident Rules (208KB), which also includes guidelines for actions in the event of an incident during a run.

Typically, faster drivers tend to go towards the front of our Club runs and slower drivers, or those wanting to take a more leisurely pace, are more comfortable towards the back. It’s best to start towards the back until you find your comfort level.

It is your responsibility to follow the run notes and not always rely on the car in front (it may be lost!).

If you are new to the Club or plan to drive solo on an unfamiliar route, please ask to use one of the Club radios.

  1. Common sense applies at all times!
  2. All road rules are to be followed stringently.
  3. All other road users are to be extended every courtesy at all times.
  4. Indicate early; ie: at least 30 metres before changing lane or direction.
  5. The leader is not to be passed at any time.
  6. Tail-end Charlie [TEC]: The Run Leader will nominate at least one car, known as Tail-end
    Charlie), to follow the run group and ensure no-one is left behind.
  7. Except for the TEC, passing other run group members is allowed, but is only encouraged
    where road rules and conditions allow. If you feel that you are holding up the car
    behind, please wave them through when it is safe and legal. Conversely, please don’t
    push a slower driver in front of you beyond their comfort or skill levels.
  8. Keep a 2-3 second safety margin between all cars (braking space required at 100kmh).
  9. At traffic lights, use more than one lane, if available, to allow more of our cars to get
    through on each sequence. Once through the lights, assume any position back in the
    run group as long as you’re behind the Run Leader.
  10. As long as it’s safe to do so, please wait at intersections or where the direction taken by
    the run group may be unclear to the car behind you. If it’s unsafe to wait at the corner,
    please wait in a visible position before or after the change of direction.
    If you become lost and have no means of communicating with the lead or tail cars, please
    proceed directly to the next regrouping point on the run notes, if available.
  11. The run organiser may use his/her discretion to break the run group into smaller
    groups to enable better management of a large group of cars.
  12. If you plan to leave the run group early or along the route, please inform the Run Leader
    and Tail-end Charlie as soon as possible.

Please remember, when adding your name to the event attendance sheet you are confirming that the Club will not be liable for any damage, injury or loss caused directly or indirectly by you whether to yourself, or to any other party and you will fully indemnify and hold the Club harmless in connection with all claims arising from such damage, injury or loss.

Waypoint Runs

The Club occasionally organises “Waypoint” runs, where  start and finish points are nominated and a route is suggested, but it’s up to you to make your own way to the end point, at your own speed and in your own time. Click here for a copy of the Waypoint Run rules.