Road runners have traditionally taken little interest in the running of their sport. This is in sharp contrast to the fell runners who have a strong organisation the Fell Runners Association who defend the interests of the fell runners valiantly. ALL the money produced by road running (except that required for insurance) goes to pay for a few elite athletes or into the pockets of a few professional race organisers. Yes all the money paid in affiliation fees, soon for membership fees and race levies goes to fund a few elite track and field athletes or to enrich a few race organisers. Your local club races are at risk from increased regulation pushed forward by the professional race organisers.
You urgently need a strong organisation to stand up for you. Tell your club to join ABAC now. ABAC is not profit making and is run by volunteers working for you.