The RVC Hawkshead Hobble is back

March 17, 2018

The RVC Hawkshead Hobble is back. Challenge yourself on either the 5km or 10km trail routes that will lead you through the undulating, bluebell filled woods surrounding the RVC’s Hawkshead Campus.   Held on Sunday 8th of April, the profits made from this event will be divided between two incredible charities: Nowzad, a volunteer run charity who provide care and shelter for animals caught in war zones. One of their many amazing projects involves reuniting soldiers with strays they adopted whilst out on the front line. Our second charity, the […]


March 16, 2018

IMPORTANT: Due to the adverse weather forecast for tomorrow, we have made the decision to CANCEL tomorrow’s LUCA Outdoor Series meet at Parliament Hill. We have been in constant communication with Parliament Hill to try and find ways to reduce the risk associated with the ice, snow and high winds that have been forecast. Regrettably, we have been unable to find ways of reducing these risks. Given the high risks associated with the weather, and our inability to reduce the risks, we cannot proceed with the event. The health and […]

London Student’s Run and Love Trails Festival announce partnership

March 14, 2018

The London Students’ Run is proudly announcing a new partnership with Love Trails Festival, the UK’s first running and music festival. As part of their presenting sponsorship of the LSR, Love Trails Festival is offering a pair of Salomon Speedcross 4 trail shoes for the male and female winners of the 5k and 10k races on the day, as well as a 15% discount for all participants for the coveted tickets to their annual summer festival. The London Students’ Run presented by Love Trails Festival takes place on March 25th […]

UCL organises 50k bleep test in support of BEAT

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March 7, 2018

  Are you experiencing Hyde Park relay withdrawal symptoms after the “beast from the east” cruelly led to the cancellation (or rather hopeful postponement) of the 2018 edition last Saturday? Then you’re in luck: UCL is organising a 50k bleep test in the very same location this Saturday, March 10th. Consisting of 10 five-kilometre laps, this event might not appear to be for the faint of heart at first sight. However, the objective is not to run 50 kilometres so much as to last as long as you can. Each […]

Sir Roger Bannister dies aged 88

March 4, 2018

Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at the age of 88. Sir Roger, who was knighted in 1975, had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease since 2011. The challenge of running one mile in four minutes was considered impossible by many experts. So when Bannister achieved it, at Iffley Road track in Oxford, it was described as the Everest of athletics. His record stood for just 46 days. Arch-rival, John Landy ran 3:57.4 in Finland to set up a much-anticipated clash between […]


Run to Explore

by Rahil Sachak-Patwa in Advice

When people ask me why I run, I can list many reasons; it keeps you fit, I like competing, it’s sociable and the list goes on and on. But perhaps the most appealing aspect of [...]


  • 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. […]