It’s XC time

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October 5, 2019

Welcome. Choose one of your 78 shiny new freshers pens. Clear the Pot Noodle remnants from your desk. Dig out that diary you bought with all the best organisational intentions but has yet to see the light of day. Get ready to circle some dates. Don’t pencil them in but write in gloriously permanent marker, because that’s right, LUCA IS BACK!! Strap yourself in tight, because it’s going to be a muddy one. If you thought the excitement of freshers week couldn’t be beaten then boy are you in for […]

LUCA set to feature at Night of the 10,000s

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July 5, 2019

 ‘The world’s most exciting track meet‘ is back with a bang this Saturday 6th of July, as thousands are once again expected to descend on Parliament Hill for the 7th edition of the Night of the 10,000 PBs. Having attracted 8,000 spectators, as well as over 50,000 watching online, you could say that the atmosphere might be more Glastonbury than the usual serenity of Hampstead Heath come the last few races.  The remarkable thing is, this isn’t organised by some big events company or a national governing body, but an […]

Outdoor Series, Vitality Westminster Mile and Annual Awards

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June 11, 2019

Another year, another successful LUCA Outdoor Athletics Series. Fresh from their seasons on the country and racing indoors, the London Universities and Colleges descended on the iconic Parliament Hill tartan to begin the proceedings. The main event of the first meet was the lesser-spotted 10,000m Championships, giving athletes a rare opportunity to test themselves over the 10k distance in near ideal circumstances- useful for any athletes wishing to compete at BUCS or other exclusive events. The men’s edition was won by Imperial’s Henry Hart in 33’22” ahead of UCL’s Constantinos […]

Hobble Hits the Heights

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March 31, 2019

Last Sunday, the RVC put on the third edition of their Hawkshead Hobble 5 and 10k races around their Potters Bar campus. It sounds as though it went incredibly well, so see the following report from race directors Luke Gunter and Eleanor Evans: “The Hawkshead Hobble 2019 was a resounding success, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone that helped our event run smoothly. We would firstly like to say thank you to our amazing sponsors, Orbital Climate Solutions and Health & Vitality Centre Welwyn Garden City. The massage therapy was […]

Battersea Bleep Test Bonanza for Beat

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March 2, 2019

Exactly one year ago, some fundraising lunatics over at UCL came up with a brilliant idea. What if we took the bleep test and made it….longer? Harder? And did it all for charity? And so the Bleep Test Bonanza for BEAT was born. 5km laps of a beautiful London park, with the first lap set at 40 minutes, and each lap time decreasing until the final, 10thlap at a brutal 19 minutes. In its inaugural year, 40 people entered into this madness, and completed at least one lap of the […]

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Off the beaten track

by Dan Richards in Advice

I am a keen sprinter and will probably always claim to be. Roughly 3 years ago though, I was accidentally exposed to ‘trail running’ and since then I have become hooked! Trail running gives you [...]

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. […]