ED Awareness Week – we want your stories!

News
February 18, 2019

Next Monday sees the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Running from February 25th to March 3rd, it aims to increase awareness of the myriad issues surrounding eating disorders, and promote understanding of both the conditions and the support available for them.  In sport, and in athletics in particular, focus on food is naturally one means of optimising performance by ensuring adequate nutrition. However, the danger of this developing into an eating disorder is recognised, but perhaps under-appreciated amongst the athletics community. This is what James Findon, founder of LUCA […]

LUCA take on BUCS Cross-Country

News
February 8, 2019

On Saturday 2nd February, athletes from across the UK set off from home to the southern city of Exeter to compete in the BUCS Cross-Country race. Despite concerns raised due to the weather and the snowy landscapes observed by many on their way to Devon, the course itself in Bicton College was clear and as athletes started arriving in the morning, the sun came out and set a vibrant atmosphere. With over 1500 competitors, along with their supporting squads, the ground in Bicton College was soon rumbling as athletes here […]

Loughborough athletics Alumnus takes part in The Rock’s Titan Games

News
January 21, 2019

Montez Blair, who was at university in London, at Loughborough’s London campus, is a renowned athlete and currently works for Oracle as a Business Development Consultant, and is competing in the Rock’s ‘Titan Games” on US television. His story is most inspirational and his work ethic is worth reading about here. Blair’s Early Life: Throughout his youth, Blair was always solely about sports and school, determined to stay true to himself, his goals and his values. Despite not being brought up in the most thriving of environments, he stayed on his goal-oriented […]

RVC to host Hawkshead Hobble

Featured
January 20, 2019

The Royal Veterinary College are hosting the 3rd edition of their successful Hawkshead Hobble, a 5 and 10km race around their scenic Potters Bar campus. Taking place on Sunday March 24th, RVC promise ‘a lovely rolling course through the farmlands’, according to president Luke Gunter, and entries are priced at just £8/£10 for 5/10k (affiliated) or £10/£12 (unaffiliated). Having raised money for the Rainforest Trust and Nowzad in the past, the race is supporting a very worthy cause this year in the Potters Bar Foodbank. Previous editions of the race […]

Welcome back

Inspire
January 9, 2019

The last of the turkey’s gone, the tree is well and truly down and students everywhere are bemoaning the start of the new term. There is some good news though, as LUCA have some afternoons of joy (read: pain) to brighten the winter months. So, here’s a glimpse of what you can look forward to from us in 2019.   Ally Pally XC AKA when you realise that 8th mince pie might not have been the greatest shout. The shortest course, but also arguably the toughest, with some killer climbs […]

Featured

Don Ritchie – The Stubborn Scotsman

by Rahil Sachak-Patwa in Featured

If searching for the longest standing world records in athletics, you will most likely be pointed to Jarmila Kratochvílová’s 800m at the 1983 World Championships. If you dig further still, you may come across Donald [...]

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. […]