Indoor Champs

LUCA Indoor Championships Report

November 30, 2016 Rhianna Madden-Hansle

Last Sunday, over 250 athletes travelled to Lee Valley Athletics Centre to compete in the LUCA Athletics Championships. Best of luck to all competing @LUCA_athletics @LeeValleyAC today đź‘Ťđź‘Ź — Seb Coe (@sebcoe) November 27, 2016 The morning got off to a great start with Sebastian Coe (IAAF president) wishing those competing the ‘Best of Luck’ via twitter. The event itself was a combination of three different championships: the LUCA Indoor Athletics Championships, the University of London Intercollegiate Championships, and the 149th United Hospital Athletics Championships. With three titles and […]


UCL win Double as King’s Take UH Shield – full results online now

November 28, 2016 James Findon

UCL have defended their LUCA and UL title. The 2015 winners won the David Morgan Cup, given to the team with the most points, with a total of 38 points. King’s had 33 and Brunel 30. They won the UL trophy by a single point, clinching the prize in the final event of the day from King’s. King’s won the 149th United Hospitals Shield by a margin of 50 points to RVC’s 32.  A full report will follow. Results listed here.


Wimbledon Common LCL Race Report

November 28, 2016 Shala Nourmamode

King’s College London organised the third LUCA LCL cross-country race, which took place on Wednesday 16th of November 2016. Around two hundred students ran the Wimbledon Common XC course, which also incorporated the University of London (UL) and University Hospitals (UH) Championships. The female racers completed a ~5km hilly and muddy lap, while the male competitors ran two laps. With both female and male teams crowned UL Champs, UCL displayed very solid performances. Moreover, the UCL ladies team won the LUCA LCL Wimbledon Common race and are currently standing second in the […]


Run Safe

November 25, 2016 Lucy Patchett

Earlier this month, tragedy hit the sports community as two young, aspiring athletes were killed while using a pedestrian crossing during a night time training session with their club in Hampshire. Long-distance runners Stacey Burrows, 16, and Lucy Pygott, 17, had followed the instructions of their club leaders to ensure they used the pedestrian crossing safely, but unfortunately that was not enough. This cautionary tale reminds runners everywhere of the dangers of the road. Runners must be careful as winter approaches and the days become darker earlier. All we can […]

Indoor Champs

Indoor Champs: everything you need to know

November 24, 2016 James Findon

This Sunday, 250 athletes will descend on Lee Valley for the second LUCA Indoor Championships. Seventeen clubs have entered the championships with athletes entering a record 403 events. The championships also mark the first race for the newly formed LUCA alumni club, Motspur AC. The Indoor Championships are actually three separate championships rolled into one. Here’s a little explanation.. LUCA Indoor Championship (David Morgan Cup) Simply, this is for the club with the most points. Easy, right? Individual medals are awarded in this championship too. University of London Intercollegiate Championship Just […]

Indoor Champs

Indoor Champs entry list

November 23, 2016 James Findon

Two-hundred and forty eight athletes have registered for LUCA Indoor Championships. Registration is now closed and no late entries will be considered. Teams may substitute athletes in the same event on the day. University College are the current champions of LUCA Indoor and holders of the University of London Intercollegiate Trophy. Imperial are holders of the United Hospitals Shield.


One week to go before the LUCA Indoor Competition!

November 20, 2016 Shala Nourmamode

With the Cross Country season now in full swing, get ready for the first Track & Field competition of this academic year! The 2nd annual LUCA indoors event, hosted by the Lee Valley Athletics Centre, will launch the beginning of the track competitions for this 2016 – 2017 season. UCL won the last Indoors and Outdoors LUCA competitions and have set high standards for the season ahead. This athletic year promises a tougher fight and UCL will have to be even better to keep the highly coveted crown on Jeremy Benthams’ head […]


Wimbledon Common XC Results

November 19, 2016 William Jones

Over 200 athletes turned up to race at Wimbledon on Wednesday, which saw the UL and UH XC champs races alongside the regular LCL fixture. Results for this race can now be found on the results page. Furthermore, results for the first two races, and the overall standings, have been updated. See you all again after Christmas for Ally Pally!


Top GB coach moves to King’s Athletics as new track opens

November 19, 2016 James Findon

Top GB sprints coach, Lloyd Cowan (MBE) has joined King’s Athletics as head sprints coach. Cowan’s move to King’s Athletics also marks his move back to the refurbished Southwark Park Athletics Centre, where he worked for many years before the track fell into disrepair. The track was officially launched this week by leader of Southwark Council, Peter John. On their marks for the official Southwark Park Athletics Track launch — Southwark Council (@lb_southwark) November 16, 2016   The flood-lit, six-lane track forms part of Phase One of plans […]


LUCA wins ‘Best Project’ at EA London awards

November 19, 2016 Emma Butcher

LUCA has won recognition by the National Governing body by winning ‘best project’ at the London regional volunteer awards. On the 16th November 2016, the London Region England Athletics Volunteer awards were held at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. This event brought together a number of individuals and groups from around London that are dedicated to making athletics better through volunteering. The evening was kicked off by introductions from the co-chair of the London Region committee, Peter Crawshaw, who expressed his gratitude to all athletics volunteers. LUCA were awarded […]