Brunel

Brunel wins first LUCA title

December 2, 2018 James Findon

Brunel have won their first LUCA title to become Indoor Champions. The west London university – known for its sporting excellence – is the first institution outside of the University of London to win the LUCA Indoor Championships. Most impressively, they did it with just 10 athletes. Out of these ten athletes, nine scored LUCA points, with Remi Jessop leading the way with eight points across the 60 and 200m. Another win and four points came from Annika Teska who also broke a course record in the high jump with […]

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A new competition starts tomorrow

October 16, 2018 James Findon

A new competition starts tomorrow. Here’s a list of four things you need to know. 1. It’s embedded within the LUCA XC League The new competition is embedded within the LUCA XC League. Similar to the University of London Championships and Bannister Cup, relevant results are extracted from the race results. You don’t need to do anything differently when registered and captains don’t need to worry about filling out any forms. As with all LUCA competitions, athletes need to be registered before the race. 2. It’s for your ‘A-Teams’ The […]

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What to expect from University Athletics in London

August 16, 2018 James Findon

Results are in and you’re heading to London for university. CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME! You will be joining 400,000 other students who call London their home and over a thousand who are part of LUCA. As you’ve found this website, chances are that you are keen on getting involved in athletics and running. Whether you are a seasoned competitive athlete or a couch potato aiming for their first 5K, read on to learn about our growing community of 22 university athletics clubs and the services we offer. Who are we? LUCA is […]

Inspire

LUCA Takeover I Move London Relay in world record attempt

June 21, 2018 James Findon

LUCA has partnered with the I Move London Relay to help break a world record by running 4000 miles across London to tackle homelessness and gang culture. Organisers behind the I Move London Relay are hoping running fans and exercise shirkers alike will lace up their trainers in a bid to bring the capital together. SIGN UP HERE. It is hoped the race will break the world record for the longest continuous running relay and people from all 120 postcodes and 32 boroughs in London are wanted to take part. Each […]

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Awards ceremony concludes a record breaking season

June 11, 2018 James Findon

The 2018 university athletics season concluded with the LUCA awards. Athletes and volunteers from across the LUCA community came to Bush House to celebrate the achievements across a record breaking year. In a season which witnessed the biggest ever Indoor and Outdoor championships, there was always going to be a lot to celebrate. The evening was hosted by Alex and Hamish Mundell, who provided laughs, recaps of the year’s highlights and a few cheeky sips of whiskey during acceptance speeches. This year, the awards included the inaugural induction to the Hall […]

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King’s win Outdoor Series Championship

May 27, 2018 James Findon

King’s won the fourth Outdoor Series Championship at a warm sunny day in Battersea. Knowing that the outdoor series title was pretty much in the bag, this meet was all about winning the University of London championship as well. King’s didn’t want to become the first team not to win the double of LUCA and UL championships. Throughout the day, the title position oscillated between UCL and King’s. But the relay’s changed it all. King’s took first place in the men’s and women’s 4X100 and 4X400. The UL title was […]

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Clubs prepare for series final showdown

May 25, 2018 James Findon

Athletes are preparing for the final LUCA at Battersea Park tomorrow. In a record breaking season, another record fell on Tuesday as entry numbers reached 217 – the highest turnout for a LUCA outdoor competition. One of those athletes is Kerstin Pohlmann (pictured). Pohlmann leads the charge for the MVP award (the athlete with the most points overall). She’s collected points across jumps, throws and hurdles. King’s will be hoping that Kerstin can help the club hurdle over their final challenge – to clinch the Outdoor Series. Harry Browning, President of King’s […]

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Have you been nominated?

May 25, 2018 James Findon

Nominations for the LUCA Awards have now closed. In total, 85 nominations were made across the eleven award categories. More nominations were received than in the last two years combined. Everyone is invited to the awards ceremony at Bush House this Sunday.  You must RSVP by clicking attending here or by email by 11am today (Friday 25th) at the latest. For more information about the AGM, awards and after-party click here. Nominations are still open for committee positions.   LUCA Award Nominations Best club partnership of the year Kings/goldsmiths Best […]

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Sprinter who lost family to Ebola allowed to stay in UK

May 22, 2018 James Findon

Jimmy Thoronka who was found sleeping rough a year after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, has been granted leave to remain. The Sierra Leonean sprinter who absconded from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and was found sleeping rough on the streets of London has been granted leave to remain in the UK after a long legal battle. The Home Office had attempted to deport Thoronka but a court ruled in his favour last month.In a psychiatric report, Thoronka was said to be in a chronic traumatised state exacerbated by the […]

Motspur

Motspur unveils new kit ahead of summer track season

May 18, 2018 James Findon

Motspur AC, the LUCA alumni club, has revealed its new kit design ahead of the summer track season. The club was founded in 2016 as the official alumni club for all graduates of all LUCA affiliated universities and colleges. Members of the club enjoy free entry to LUCA events. Motspur has expanded its range of kit to include training tops and polo shirts. Errea remains the kit supplier and all purchases can be made direct through KitLocker. Click here to find out more about the club. Kit gallery