Six reasons why you should join Motspur today

June 15, 2017

Motspur AC is the official alumni club, exclusively for graduates from LUCA affiliated university athletics clubs. As a member, you’ll get some great benefits, all for just £20 per year. Plus, if you join by the 27th June, you get £5 off your first year. But why should you join? 1. The vests are dope. Super smart, super red, super cheap (just £19) and super comfortable. You should join just for the vest. #redarmy   2. Compete at LUCA for free That’s right, as a Motspur member, you get to compete […]

New kids on the block: St George’s become ratified

June 14, 2017

St George’s Student Union have ratified a new athletics club, three years after the previous club dissolved. The new club will be led by medical student and ex GB sprinter, Somto Eruchie. St George’s is a medical school based in Tooting, South London. It is a constituent college of the University of London and a founder member of the now defunct ‘United Hospitals Athletics Club’ St George’s won the second edition of the United Hospitals Athletics Shield in 1868 and won it most recently in 2005. The club then dissolved in 2015. Since […]

UCL win athletics quadruple

May 28, 2017

UCL have won the LUCA Outdoor Series and University of London Outdoor championships, adding to the two indoor championships they won in November. There was no doubt at the start of the third stage that UCL would win the Outdoor Series. But for the majority of the afternoon, LSE led the University of London Outdoor Championships. Strong showings in the relays saw UCL leapfrog LSE into the lead, winning the championships with 233 points to LSE’s 209 and King’s 201. Full results available here and on powerof10 soon. More results […]

LUCA Outdoor final build-up

May 26, 2017

Battersea’s Millennium Arena will once again host the LUCA Outdoor Series final tomorrow. UCL are expected to win the series but there will be plenty of drama in the individual events and between teams competing for the University of London Outdoor Championship. If the UofL championships had been held at Twickenham or Woodford, UCL would have won both times. However, LSE and King’s have increased the size of their teams for tomorrow’s meet. Barts will also be competing for the first time. Points for the UofL champs are calculated in the same […]

LUCA Outdoor Final Entries

May 23, 2017

169 athletes have entered 357 events and 39 relays at the LUCA Outdoor Series Final this Saturday 27th May.  A full list of entries can be found below. Fifteen LUCA teams will go head to head for points in the LUCA Outdoor Series, with UCL firm favourites to win the championship for a second year in a row. Nine University of London clubs will also be competing for the University of London Outdoor Championships, the first time the championships have been held since 2009. Due to low entry numbers in the Hammer […]


Colin McCourt – the comeback kid

by Emma Butcher in Featured

Lucky LUCA got the chance to catch up with Colin McCourt recently, a former St Mary’s student with bundles of running talent and an interesting challenge on his hands this year. 1. For any readers [...]


  • The LUCA Outdoor Series is London’s three match athletics series held between March and May. Athletes compete for points in a ‘diamond league’ format with the points also adding to their university’s total. The university [...]
  • The LUCA London Colleges League is London’s historic cross-country league for universities in London. Held across five races over two terms, students compete for individual and team success. Previously named the ‘LCL’, the league gives students the chance to race in some of London’s finest parks and measure their improvement over the season … and the years. […]

  • The LUCA Indoor Championships is held at Lee Valley at the end of the first semester every year. Athletes compete for individual and team success. The championships incorporate the United Hospitals Shield and University of London Championships. […]