Awards ceremony concludes a record breaking season

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June 11, 2018

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 […]

King’s win Outdoor Series Championship

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May 27, 2018

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 […]

Clubs prepare for series final showdown

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May 25, 2018

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 […]

Have you been nominated?

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May 25, 2018

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 […]

Sprinter who lost family to Ebola allowed to stay in UK

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May 22, 2018

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 […]

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It’s Nothing Personal

by Seth Kennard in Featured

The news no one wants to get. That email you hope you to never receive. The unthinkable has happened. There’s an email from Strava saying, “Uh oh, someone stole your CR” (course record). No record [...]

Competitions

  • 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. […]