150 years of United Hospitals Athletics

Indoor
November 22, 2017

Before the modern Olympic movement there was the United Hospitals Athletics Club (UHAC). UHAC itself may no longer be operational, but the United Hospitals Athletics Championships which it organised are still very much alive. On May 31, 1867, the UHAC was formed at the West Brompton running grounds by Mr S Edwin Jolly. Since then, notable committee members have included Sir Roger Bannister, Dr Peter Sperryn and David Morgan. The annual meeting hosted by UHAC featured events such as the 100 yards, 250 yards,  880 yards, 1 mile, 2 miles, 120 yard Hurdle […]

Indoor champs timetable change

Indoor
November 21, 2017

Due to the record breaking number of entries, the indoor championships timetable has been revised. The event will last approximately two hours longer than planned to accommodate the unexpectedly large number of competitors. Of course, it would help if runners were just a bit faster, as RVC’s Seth Kennard pointed out. Download a copy of the timetable here.   Follow the build up to indoor championships here.

Life Through Corridors of Uncertainty

Indoor
November 21, 2017

An autobiography can tell us much about the world as witnessed through the eyes of the writer.  When that writer is Honorary Chairman of the University of London Athletics Club, David Morgan, the result is the closest thing we have to a history book of London university athletics. David Morgan, 72, interleaves historical accounts of his life in sport with challenging political views and tributes to sporting heroes across several sports. The man who became Honorary Chairman of ULAC in 2015 and who had the LUCA Indoor Championship Trophy named […]

Indoors: Donate your old running gear to Uganda

Get involved
November 20, 2017

Athletes are being encouraged to donate their old running gear at LUCA Indoors. A donation point will be available at Lee Valley this Saturday for students to drop off old athletics gear. LUCA will ship donated items to the Namakwa Athletics Club in Uganda. Namakwa athletics club is a school based running club which currently has 52 runners. The club scouts for needy and talented runners in Uganda to educate, feed, accommodate and develop their talents. The club is managed by teacher, coach and athlete, Mukasa Edward. Edward said “Me and […]

Record number of entries to indoor championships

Indoor
November 20, 2017

A record number of 276 athletes have entered LUCA Indoor Championships. In total, 24 clubs will be represented, including 14 guest athletes and 3 alumni. 586 individual event entries have been made. This beats last years record of 240 athletes. King’s are the largest team with 60 athletes. Imperial are covering the most events with 187 individual events entered. 17 men’s and 10 women’s 4X200 teams have been entered. The men’s 60m and 200m are the most popular events with 63 and 62 entries respectively. A list of all entires […]

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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 [...]

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. […]