Personal safety advice

UK Athletics in cooperation with the Home Country Athletics Federations have published updated safety advice for runners and joggers as well as suggested guidance for non-runners.

The advice was refreshed following some recent high-profile cases of harassment of athletes training in public areas.  Any abuse or threats against athletes whilst training are completely unacceptable, and the safety guidelines published are to support athletes, recreational runners and other sports people exercising in public to feel prepared for any eventuality.

In addition – guidance for non-runners has been published to highlight how some behaviours may cause harm or upset, even unintentionally. The guidance is summarised below; click here to download the full document (PDF 1MB)

Pre Run Planning

If you encounter negative behaviours

How to report after the incident

Want to be a running ally?


Click here to download the full document (PDF 1MB)