100 Marathon Club Rules & Constitution
The Club will be managed by a Committee comprised of the offices of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and up to three other members.
Committee members including officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
- Officers will be elected for a three year period. Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected on a three year rolling period.
- The Committee will have the power to co-opt additional members periodically and for specific purposes. Such co-opted members shall have voting rights.
- The Honorary President position will be elected on a three year rolling period and can attend committee meetings but has no vote.
The Committee will meet as required, but at least once per year.
- The quorum will be three members.
Applications for membership of the Club will be received and normally accepted by the Membership Secretary, who will maintain a register of members.
- Application for membership includes authorisation for the Committee to hold personal data on computer media. The 100 Marathon Club collects and uses certain types of information about members in order to operate. It manages this data in line with its established ‘Data Protection Statement’
- Members will have the right to examine a copy of the record held and may limit the use of personal information to administration purposes only if they so choose.
Members will pay a joining fee on election and thereafter a subscription fee annually on the 1st April. Joining fee and subscription charges will be determined at Annual General Meetings of the Club.
- Reminders will be broadcast for any subscriptions outstanding at the 1 April to all members signed up on email.
- Membership will be assumed to have lapsed for any member whose subscription is still outstanding at 30 April.
- Honorary Life Members will pay no obligatory subscriptions.
A member intending to withdraw from the Club shall give notice in writing to the Membership Secretary, and membership terminates on the date of that notice unless the member is financially indebted to the Club, in which case the Committee may withhold acceptance of the resignation until the liability is discharged.
The Committee shall have the power to vet applications for membership and to expel members who are deemed to have acted or behaved in a manner so as to bring the Club into disrepute. Members who are deemed to have acted or behaved in a manner so as to bring the Club into disrepute may be expelled by a decision of the committee.
- A race, organised by an identifiable race director, open to all applicants (which may be subject to entry limits or qualification restrictions), advertised at least 30 days beforehand in the running press, web, by leaflets at other races or similar manner. A race is not required to be competitive in nature.
- A race must have at least 25 participants finish the events for events defined as a marathon.
- A race must have at least 25 participants start the event for events defined as an ultra.
- Existing events that have been running for 3 or more years as at 31/12/2014 and traditionally have had a field of less than 25 participants shall not be subjected to this limit.
- Race results or a record of race completion must be published or made available.
- The runner must have completed the whole race entered, abiding by the event rules and have completed the whole course (unless misdirected by the organisers) for the race to count. The declared race distance counts (the runner is not penalised if the race distance appears to be short). However, a runner cannot count a race he knows in advance to be short. Participants in relay events or teams, no matter the distance covered, cannot count that race.
- If a race advertises in advance a rule that allows participants to withdraw at a shorter distance than the full race distance, but still over the minimum threshold of a marathon or ultra then this is permitted to count as long as other criteria are followed. (i.e. results must be published of the time & distance covered.)
- If a runner finishes a race outside a stated time limit the race will not count unless the runner is included in the race results.
- Marathons: (i) Road: Races where the distance is accurately measured and stated by organisers to be 26m 385y (26.2 miles) / 42.195 km (42.2 kilometres) on a road or predominately road surface or, (ii) Trail: Races where it is accepted that exact measurement is not possible, rounded down i.e. minimum 26 miles or 42km.
- Ultras: Races of a declared distance of over 27 miles.
- Timed Events: Events that are advertised as 6 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour or longer shall count as a single event, no matter the distance covered or time allowed. A runner who completes a minimum of 26.2 miles can count a marathon or over 27 miles an ultra.
- Each individual day or stage of a multi-day event can be counted as a marathon or ultra if the following criteria are met.
- It is possible to enter each individual day or stage as a separate independent event.
- That individual day or stage is at least 26 miles in length to count for a trail marathon, 26.2 miles for a road marathon or over 27 miles for an ultra.
- Separate results are produced for each individual day or stage.
- If these criteria are not met then the event shall be counted as one marathon or ultra for Club purposes.
- A race must hold a permit, licence or public liability insurance from such organisations as UK Athletics, The Trail Runners Association or LDWA.
- If there is a dispute as to whether an event should count towards Club membership and statistics the Committee of the Club will arbitrate. The decision of the Committee is final.
The 100 Marathon Club hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of members.
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Annual Budgets (Financial Reports)
- Annual budgets shall be prepared and agreed at a Committee meeting, prior to the start of the financial year.
Management Committee Reports (Financial Reports)
- Financial Reports shall be prepared on a quarterly basis and presented at Committee meetings on a quarterly basis
- Quarterly Financial Reports shall include
- Details of actual Income and Expenditure vs. Budget.
- Notes to explanation any variances exceeding £100.00 (either way).
- A copy of the latest Bank Reconciliation.
- A copy of the latest Bank Statements verifying the Bank Balances detailed on the Bank Reconciliation.
- Details of any outstanding Sales Invoice amounts not received within the agreed payment terms.
Annual Accounts (Financial Reports)
- Annual Accounts shall be prepared in line with statutory requirements.
- Annual Accounts shall undergo independent scrutiny in line with statutory requirements (where required).
- Annual Accounts shall be submitted to relevant regulatory bodies within the required deadlines.