Membership FAQ

Membership of Lordshill Road Runners (LRR)

We hope that the following information will answer most of your questions but, if there is anything else you need to know about belonging to LRR, please contact us.

Who is membership of LRR open to?

Membership is open to amateurs aged 17 and over, whatever their ability and running experience.

How much is the membership fee?

The membership fee is £25 a year and this includes the £13 which we pay to United Kingdom Athletics (UKA), for your affiliation (see below).  Currently the club’s element of the fee is £15 so, in effect, the club subsidises the UKA fee by £3.

How do I apply to become a member?

Visit the Join Lordshill Road Runners page for details.

Please note that the membership fee will increase to £29 with effect from 1st January 2017.  This is made up of the LRR element of £15 and UKA’s 2017 fee of £14.

What if I join part-way through the year?

LRR’s membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December. If you join after 30th September, you won’t be asked to pay the LRR element again at the next 1st January ie you could, potentially, get 15 months’ LRR membership for initial fee. However,  you would need to pay the UKA element when you join and then again on 1st January.

Will I receive an acknowledgement of my membership application?

Yes, you will receive an email, usually within a day or two of receipt of your form.  This email will provide you with your affiliation number (your UKA number) which you will need to put onto race entry forms to claim affiliation to LRR and to enable you to pay a reduced race entry fee. The email will also enclose various other information relating to the Club.

How many times can I come to LRR training sessions before joining the Club?

We don’t put pressure on anyone to join and we recognise that you might need to come along to a couple of sessions to see whether LRR is the club for you.  You are, therefore, welcome to attend two sessions on a ‘taster’ basis (ie free of charge).  If, once you have attended one or two sessions, you would like to continue running with us, you will need to pay the very modest membership fee and to join the Club.

What benefits to I get from my membership of LRR?

As well as access to Monday and Wednesday training nights and Thursday’s social run, you can also claim ‘affiliated’ status when you enter races. This means that you will be able to pay a reduced entry fee.

You will also be able to take part in the CC6 and RR10 series of races, which are available to Club runners only and are free of charge. (You don’t need to be affiliated to England Athletics to take part in these races.)

In addition to this, LRR has a vibrant social side and we encourage all members to participate in all the social activities which include quiz nights, an annual awards dinner (the ‘Billy Bash’), skittles evenings, pub trips, picnics and so on. We are open to all suggestions so, once you are a member you are very welcome to suggest and/or help organise social events for the Club.

What does affiliation to United Kingdom Athletics mean?

Once you are a registered LRR athlete United Kingdom Athletics will send you a competition licence. Along with this you will also receive a username and password which enable you to log in to keep your UKA profile up to date. (It can take a few weeks for this to be sent out by UKA.)

It is your competition licence which allows you to obtain reduced price entry to races as an affiliated athlete.

Membership database

We have a membership database powered by PaySubsonline. Members should check periodically to ensure that the information we hold is correct.  If you have any queries please e-mail our Membership Secretary.

What information does LRR supply to UKA?

The information we need to provide to UKA is requested on the membership form you complete. We assume that all those applying for membership will want to receive communications from UKA but, if this is not the case, please indicate this on your membership form or opt out via the UKA site.

Do I have to affiliate to UKA?

Yes, all members need to affiliate to UKA.

Can I belong to two clubs simultaneously?

You can belong to more than one club but you will have one ‘1st claim’ membership and you can have as many ‘2nd claim’ memberships as you wish.

You will generally enter races under your 1st claim club but you can choose to enter under your 2nd claim club if the rules of the race allow this.

Generally, people who have a 2nd claim membership of LRR do so because their 1st claim club is some distance away or because they want to retain their 1st claim membership of XYZ club while participating in the training and social side of LRR or vice versa.

Second claim

If you would like to join LRR as a ‘2nd claim’ (see above) please mark this on your membership application form, telling us the name of your 1st claim club. Since you will already be affiliated to UKA via your 1st claim membership, you will need to pay a fee of £15 only to LRR.

Moving clubs

If you are moving between clubs you will need a copy of the form ‘Change of first claim club’ available from UKA or from LRR. This enables you to resign from your original club and to join a new club. This process has to be approved by UKA via their monthly eligibility committee.

Applications received by the 16th of the month will be processed in time for eligibility waiting periods to be determined from the 1st of the following month. Applications received after the 16th of the month may be delayed until the following month. Further information can be found on the form. Please address any queries to eligibility@athleticsservices.org.uk or call 0121-713-8400.

Change of name

If you change your name, please amend your membership record as soon as possible so that our records are up to date. We monitor race entries to ensure that people claiming affiliation to LRR are paid-up members and this can prove tricky if LRR membership is in one name and race entries are in another name.

Change of address etc

If you change your name, address, email address or telephone number, please amend your membership record as soon as possible.

To whom will my personal details be made available?

Our membership database will hold your name, address, telephone number, email address, medical conditions and emergency contact information. This will be made available to LRR committee members and to LRR race committee members on an ‘as needed’ basis.

The Membership Secretary will also use the information you supply on your membership form (or in subsequent communications) to set up and maintain your membership profile on the England Athletics website.

Your personal details will not be passed to any other organisation.

Since LRR is a ‘not for profit’ organisation, it is exempt from registration under the Data Protection Act 1998.

What is the age limit for membership of LRR?

The minimum age for membership of LRR is 17 years. There is no upper age limit.

Will I be insured when I run?

As a member of LRR you are automatically provided with insurance cover which applies while you are involved in “athletics activities.” This not only relates to training and competing, but also club / region administrative meetings as well as when part of a team.
It is purely a public liability insurance eg if you are running and you injure someone or their property the injured party can make a claim. To claim successfully the injured party would have to prove negligence on the part of the coach, club or athlete.
The policy does not provide any personal accident insurance eg if you trip over your shoelaces and injure yourself you would not be able to claim against this insurance.

Renewal subscriptions

If you have notified LRR of your email address your renewal subscription will be requested by email during December, for payment on 1st January.
Members who have not provided an email address will be notified by letter.
Members who have not paid their subscription within 6 months of its due date will be expelled from the club, after due notice has been given.