Grab a discount on gear!

July 28, 2016 James Findon

LUCA is pleased to announce a new partnership with The partnership brings a discount code to all LUCA members for 10% off orders plus free delivery. This generous discount can be applied to any item on sportsshoes comprehensive online store where prices are generally cheaper than most competitors. The monthly discount code will be released to club captains to give out to members. please ask your club captain for the code. Your captain/president can access the code in the LUCA Council Facebook Group.


At one year old, what next for LUCA?

July 27, 2016 James Findon

LUCA is one year old today. The organisation was launched exactly one year ago when the LCL and LCAS merged. LUCA has since expanded in order to support the development of athletics in the higher education sector in London. Some of the key achievements over the past year include; Hosting the first LUCA Indoor Championship Bringing in new teams into the XC league Organizing the outdoor series Running the Foodbank appeal Establishing ‘Focus Clubs‘ to support developing clubs Funding and organizing an officials course Linking clubs with over £5000 of EA […]


Dina Asher-Smith: History Maker and History Student

July 27, 2016 James Findon

In 2012 Dina Asher-Smith was a ‘kit carrier’ at the London Olympic Games. Now, she’s heading to Rio as Britain’s fastest ever woman. Asher-Smith holds the British record in the 60m, 100m and 200m. Last month, she broke another record when she became the first ever Brit to win the 200m in the European Championships. And if that wasn’t enough, she helped the GB 4X100 relay team to a new British record of 41.81secs as they stormed to victory at the Anniversary games last Friday. Dina followed Asha Philip and Desiree Henry on the […]


Adam Gemili eyes up relay gold

July 26, 2016 James Findon

The former UEL student is confident of an Olympic medal. At just 22, Rio will be Adam Gemili’s second Olympics. In his first, London 2012, he came within just 0.04 seconds of qualifying for the 100m final in front of a home crowd. Now, his focus will be the 200m at Rio. At his final test ahead of the Games, Gemili looked strong, racing with Bolt at the Anniversary games, in an exciting race which saw him finishing 3rd. “It’s crazy that I’m going to the Olympics again,” said Gemili, […]


Alumni club calls for President

July 25, 2016 James Findon

LUCA alumni club, Motspur AC has opened nominations for President.  At the Founders meeting on the 13th July, four committee members were elected and the constitution ratified, but the post of President is still vacant. If you would be interested, see details below on how to apply. Social Secretary, Victor Mound (UCL) is acting president and will act as the returning officer in the election. Former Imperial student and LCAS organising committee member, Emma Watkins was elected Treasurer. Jack Hood (KCL) and George Withers (IoE) were elected athletics and cross-country captain respectively. […]


Records tumble as Bolt lights up Muller Anniversary Games

July 24, 2016 Emma Butcher

The British Athletics Anniversary Games 2016 took place on the 22nd-23rd July at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. This was, for many athletes, a final opportunity to prepare for the Rio Olympics (see our feature here on the London athletes heading to Rio), or to show why they should have been on the Olympic team. An outstanding result from the first evening was the World Record in the women’s 100m hurdles (see the BBC footage here). Keni Harrison of America pulled away from the rest of the field to win […]


Staying fit over summer, why and how?

July 23, 2016 Louise Pech

When the temperature rises, friends, festivals, beach, barbecues and family also come around, and it means that running sometimes gets forgotten. Although it is necessary  to take a break at the end of the summer racing season, stopping all forms of training until university starts again is not the wisest option. WHY? You’ve trained the whole year to get new flying PBs at LCAS. Why then decide to stop all the effort and have to start from scratch when the winter season begins? When you stop training, your body begins “detraining” […]


We’re going to Rio!

July 21, 2016 James Findon

Meet the nine current and former London students (and one staff member) heading to Rio. Last week, UKA announced the full team of athletes heading to Rio to represent team GB at the summer Olympics. Now, we’re just two weeks away from the start of the games. UK Sport has set a target of 48 medals, with between 7 and 9 expected from athletics. So who are these athletes entrusted in bringing home the gold? Here, we profile the nine current and former students of LUCA universities (and one staff member) […]


Too hot to run?

July 19, 2016 James Findon

With temperatures hitting above 30 in the Capital, you might be wondering – is it safe to go for a run? Running in the heat is considered an effective training method for all disciplines of athletics. This is because when it is hot, your muscles get less oxygen and therefore are less efficient. But by training more and more in the heat, the muscles adapt and become more efficient. It’s just a shame we don’t have consistently high temperatures in London. That being said, you don’t need hot weather to raise […]


The London Beer Mile World Classic 2016: Coming up!

July 18, 2016 Lucy Patchett

The Beer Mile World Classic (BMWC), held by co-founders Katie Williams and Nick Mcfalls, is being held in the UK this year at Allianz Park, Saracens Stadium, 10am – 6pm on the 31st of July. The event gathers Beer Mile runners from Europe, USA, Australia, and Canada to celebrate a passion for athletics and good old-fashioned craft brew (basically the race is an excuse to get smashed and run like the wind). The BMWC is split into four laps, with runners having to consume 1 beer (355ml at 5%ABV) per […]