Jess Judd ‘not allowed’ to run in BUCS 5000m ‘A’ race

April 28, 2017 James Findon

BUCS and English Cross-Country Champion, Jess Judd will not run in the ‘A’ race at BUCS Outdoor Championships. Competition rules require a road or track 5000m performance from within the last two years, which Judd does not have. She will run in the ‘B’ race instead. The Loughborough University student and Sky Scholar, who won a bronze medal at the 2011 World Youth Championships and a silver medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships, took to Twitter to express her frustration. Was excited for my first 5k at @BUCSsport this weekend, […]


What I listen to when I listen when running

April 24, 2017 James Findon

Murakami, author of the bestselling book, ‘What I talk about when I talk about Running’,  was once asked what he listened to when running. He replied; “…rock music. At the moment my favorite is the Manic Street Preachers. When I go jogging in the morning, which is the exception, I load Creedence Clearwater Revival into the minidisk player. Their songs have a simple, natural rhythm.” Kudos to him for keeping it retro with a minidisk player. In fact, the minidisk and Walkman have been credited for a boom in exercise during the […]


It’s Nothing Personal

April 23, 2017 Seth Kennard

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 can stand the test of time. No record should ever be totally beyond the reach of others. Healthy competition is good, it’s inspiring, it’s stimulating and it’s fun. But that doesn’t mean I want my CRs beaten. So when I had a chance to return to a remote corner of Wales, to the scene of the […]


Motspur President: Parliament Hill race kept me at University

April 22, 2017 James Findon

President of Motspur AC, Glenn Barden reveals that he was close to quitting university in 2008, but running Parliament Hill in the LCL Cross-Country league made him decide to stay. Barden became the first president of the newly formed LUCA alumni club, Motspur, last year. Motspur is exclusively for graduates of LUCA affiliated clubs and offers free entry into LUCA events post-graduation. The former KCL Running president was a keen runner during school, but switched to other sports at age 14. “I fell out of love a bit [with running] and ended up playing […]


David Weir and Jo Pavey drop in on King’s Athletics

April 21, 2017 James Findon

Six time Olympic gold medalist David Weird and European 10,000 Champion, Jo Pavey visited Southwark Park Athletics Centre today. With two days to go until the London Marathon, the pair were greeted by athletes from King’s College London, London City AC and Southwark’s Mini-Marathon team. Weir and Pavey were quizzed by athletes on a range of topics from diet to training techniques. Weir will be going for a seventh London Marathon gold on Sunday. Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey told athletes her desire is to qualify for World Championships.   Pavey […]


Night of the 10kms 2017 is almost upon us!

April 19, 2017 Emma Butcher

  The only lane 3 beer ‘n cheer in the world is soon to be here. On the 20th May 2017, London’s Parliament hill athletic track is holding their annual ‘Night of the 10,000m’ event. For those who are unsure what this means, spectators stand in lane 3 of Parliament Hill athletics track whilst Britain’s top athletes battle it out over a series of 10,000m races. The event this year also incorporates the IAAF World Athletics Championship Team GB Trials (in London this summer by the way!), the British Championships, […]


Run Free: Councils face ban on charging ParkRun

April 16, 2017 James Findon

The Government has proposed a ban on councils charging organisations hosting weekend fun runs. A parish council in Bristol last year controversially proposed charging entrants to Parkrun £1 each, citing the cost of upkeep of paths. Parkrun organisers cancelled the event saying that the proposed charge “went completely against our most fundamental principles”. But under new proposals currently under consultation by Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, it would be illegal for local authorities to charge Parkrun for use of a public park. The consultation will also consider whether the plans should be extended […]


Outdoor Series Stage 2 results

April 10, 2017 James Findon

Results from yesterday’s LUCA Outdoor Series Stage 2 meet are now online.  The series standings, including team and athlete standings can be found here. Downloadable (excel) results can be found there too. Results will soon be listed on the thepowerof10. UCL extended their lead and LSE came second at stage two to become level with King’s overall. The third and final LUCA Outdoor meet will take place at Battersea on the 27th May. This will also incorporate the University of London Outdoor Championships.     


Run Through Your Exam Stress

April 8, 2017 Lucy Patchett

Are your exams and assignments weighing you down? ‘Student Minds’, The UK’s Student Mental Health Charity, recommends planning regular free time for yourself and insists that exercise provides one of the fastest and most effective ways to reduce stress. Getting out of the house and into the fresh air will help to boost your mood and make you mindful of life outside of your revision schedule. […]