Club rules

The name of the club is the 100 Marathon Club

The aims of the Club are:

  • To provide a focal point for runners in the United Kingdom and Ireland who have completed 100 or more races of marathon distance or longer.
  • To maintain a database of marathon statistics relating to members’ achievements.
  • To promote and organise various marathon challenges for members.
  • To assist members to enter races of marathon distance and longer, individually and collectively.
  • To share knowledge and experience and encourage newcomers to the sport of marathon running.
  • To assist the organisers of road marathons in the United Kingdom and Ireland by providing constructive feedback.
  • To promote marathons in the United Kingdom and Ireland through the provision of an endorsement mark.

The Club shall be affiliated to the South of England Athletics Association (SEAA).

Membership

  • Membership of the Club is confined to amateurs as defined by UK:Athletics.
  • Full membership of the Club is open to all runners who have completed 100 or more races of marathon distance or longer as defined in 13 below. At least 10 of these events must be United Kingdom or Ireland Road Marathons.
  • Associate membership of the Club is open to all runners who have completed 50 or more races of marathon distance or longer as defined in 13 below. At least 5 of these events must be United Kingdom or Ireland Road Marathons. Associate members shall not have the right to wear club kit. An Associate must be a member for a full 6 months before achieving full membership.
  • All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the Club will be deemed to have accepted those regulations and codes of conduct the Club has adopted.
  • Lifetime membership of the Club shall be granted to members who reach any of the following criteria:-
    • Qualify for membership otherwise and be 70 years of age.
    • Been a continuous member of the Club for 10 or more years and have a vetted total of 500 or more marathons/ultras.
    • Been a continuous members of the Club for 20 or more years.

Management

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.


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