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.
The 2017 event will include the 150 Anniversary edition of the United Hospitals Athletics Championships.
Students of the University of London are expected to compete for their college team. Students without a college team may enter on behalf of the University of London.
The championships are being kindly supported by a grant from the University of London Athletics Club.
Teams of 6 athletes or more:
£30 plus £2 per athlete per event. Relay teams are charged at £6.
Teams of 5 athletes or less:
No team fee. £5 per athlete allowing unlimited event entry.
Athletes not from universities in or around London may compete as guests. The minimum age is 16. Guests are charged £4 per event and £10 for a relay team.
Events on offer:
Mascot Race (200m)
High Jump (Female starting: 1.25m. Male starting: 1.40m)
Long Jump (3 rounds each)
Triple Jump (3 rounds each)
Shot Put (3 rounds each)
So how do the points work?
The three competitions are run in parallel (LUCA Champs, UL Champs and UH Champs). There are no separate races for each competition. Instead, the points are allocated according to eligibility for each competition. The points on offer are the same across all three championships; 1st = 4, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1.
Everyone is eligible for the LUCA competition so that’s easy – points are given to the first three finishers. For the University of London Trophy, we count the first three UL students. For the UH Shield, we count the first three medical schools students. So if you’re a medical student who finishes 5th in a race but you’re the first medic and the second UL athlete , you get no points for the LUCA Cup, 4 points for UH and 2 for UL. Simple, right?
One last thing – there are only individual medals for the LUCA competition. So UL and UH points are only for the trophy.
Only students registered in a school of medicine will have their points contribute to the United Hospitals Athletics Championship. This includes all subjects offered by your university’s school of medicine.
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Withdrawal of athletes
There will be a withdraw sheet on the day. Withdrawn athletes will still be charged. Substitutes may be allowed under the discretion of the race manager.