UCL Claim LCAS Title

May 30, 2016 James Findon

UCL staged a remarkable comeback to overturn Essex’ lead and win their first LCAS title. The champions were 23 points behind Essex going into the final, but finished the day on 526 compared to Essex’ 489. Reigning champions, King’s claimed their highest points haul but had to settle for second with 505 points. The weather was bright and spirits were high among all 9 teams that took part. Results are available here. More to follow.  


Clubs prepare for final athletics clash

May 25, 2016 James Findon

The final LCAS is this Saturday. Essex Blades lead UCL by 23 points. Current holders, Kings are 33 points behind. A revised timetable and entries list is now live. The Blades opened up a shock lead at the first meet by demonstrating their large team were capable of some impressive performances. UCL have fought back by taking the most points at the Lee Valley Grand Prix, but can they overturn the Blades’ 23 point lead?   PhD Student and UCL Athletics Captain, Sarah Murphy said, “UCL are still buzzing after winning […]


LUCA Launch alumni club

May 11, 2016 James Findon

LUCA is launching an alumni club. The new athletics club will be open to to alumni of athletics clubs that are affiliated with LUCA. LUCA is seeking the feedback of current and past members via an online feedback form. Current proposals include the name ‘Motspur Athletics Club’ which has been voted on by the LUCA council. Motspur Park was the home of the University of London Athletics Stadium from 1928-1999. The track quickly gained a reputation as one of the fastest in the country and it was at Motspur that Stanley Wooderson set a […]


Become a LUCA writer!

May 8, 2016 James Findon

LUCA is launching a new news section on the website. Supported by the Daily Telegraph Sports Desk, the project will bring a vibrant mix of reviews, nutritional advice, meet reports, interviews and more to the website. The news section will also provide coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Applications are now open and more information can be found here. Successful applicants will receive training with Daily Telegraph Sports desk staff.


BUCS Outdoor Champs Report

May 4, 2016 James Findon

BEDFORD London clubs showed their strength with a total haul of 22 medals. UEL topped the London BUCS medal table with 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze. However, Brunel were placed higher then any other LUCA club by finishing 6th in the combined team ranking. It was also the first time that Essex and King’s College had sent teams to the championships. King’s took home three medals including 200m Gold for European 400m junior champion, Laviai Neilsen. “It gives me confidence. My last championships were European juniors so I’ve been […]


Government Sports Rethink

May 4, 2016 James Findon

MANCHESTER Today I represented LUCA at the A New Strategy for Sport: A Change of Approach conference, hosted by Open Forum Events at the Manchester Conference Centre. The conference had been arranged to discus the government’s new sports strategy that was published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport back in December. This new strategy had been commissioned by Tracey Crouch MP amidst concerns that the previous strategy had failed the Olympic legacy targets. Figures from Sport England (for the 12 months to March 2015) showed that there were 15.49 […]


The story of Lorn Mayers

May 1, 2016 James Findon

Lorn Mayers was on route to become a British NFL giant, but now he could be heading to Rio after reaching the qualifying standard for the F42 Shot Put. Mayers was spotted by NFL Europa scouts at a GB American Football practice session in 2005. After attending a testing day, he was invited to spend four days at a training camp in Tampa, Florida. Mayers had to take time off from his job as a deliveryman for Argos to attend the camp. After four days, coaches wanted him to stay and join Berlin Thunder for […]