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Hill Running Safety Rules and Assessment‘North East Hill Running Association’ events held under ‘Fell Running Association’ Rules with FRA. Permit.1.Fell and Hill running attracts a wide range of competitors both in terms of experience and ability. Those who are unfit and inexperienced in meeting the hazards which mountain and hilly terrain, with differing weather climates, are at the most risk of personal harm. 2.Generally a competitor must be responsible for his or her own safety. The Race organiser must ensure that the event is as safe as possible considering theterrain and weather prevailing.3.A competitor must appreciate that the event is not a cross-country run but is likely to involve hazards associated with hills and mountains. They are going to encounter hazards such as slopes, uneven ground and rough terrain that demand survival, navigational and self-determination skills as appropriate to the set course. Hill running means that sooner or later the competitor will fall, slip or slide, bump into objects such as tree branches, rocks or other naturally occurring phenomena. They are likely to suffer blisters, abrasions, mild hypothermia, dehydration, coldness, hotness and pain from strains, sprains andother effects of extreme exertion on the body in differing conditions. (A summary is given at the end of these guidelines so that competitors are aware of the nature of events and their responsibilities.4.The size of ‘The Field’ will be limited so that the race organisation can monitor and control competitors. It will not be too large to prevent environmental damage or create overcrowding leading to the risk of accidents.5.The course design will not be such that competitors have to negotiate steep, unstable slopes or hazardous rock climbs. If weather conditions have caused
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