Clubs prepare for series final showdown

News
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?

News
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

News
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 […]

Motspur unveils new kit ahead of summer track season

Motspur
May 18, 2018

Motspur AC, the LUCA alumni club, has revealed its new kit design ahead of the summer track season. The club was founded in 2016 as the official alumni club for all graduates of all LUCA affiliated universities and colleges. Members of the club enjoy free entry to LUCA events. Motspur has expanded its range of kit to include training tops and polo shirts. Errea remains the kit supplier and all purchases can be made direct through KitLocker. Click here to find out more about the club. Kit gallery

Awards and AGM announced

News
May 15, 2018

LUCA is proud to announce details of this years AGM, awards and after-party. The AGM and awards evening will be held on Sunday 27th May, followed by an after-party in central London. King’s College will host the evening at Bush House, Aldwych. The AGM will start proceedings at 1500. All students are invited to attend. To nominate a motion for discussion or nominate yourself for a committee position, click here. All nominations must be received before the AGM. To find out more about joining the committee, click here. Representatives from all member […]

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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. […]