Gemili ‘trying to run with one leg’ to gain world champs place

July 31, 2017 James Findon

Former UEL student, Adam Gemili said he was ‘trying to run with one leg’ when forced to compete at British trials for a place in the world championships team.   The three-times European gold medallist missed out on Olympic bronze at Rio last summer by three thousandths of a second. However, struggling with a hamstring injury after competing at the world relay championships in the Bahamas in April, Gemili wasn’t able to impress selectors at British Trails. Gemili will still compete as part of the 100m relay squad. Speaking to the […]


Why is Bolt so fast? Find out this weekend.

July 28, 2017 James Findon

Why is Usain Bolt the fastest man alive? Why do Jamaican athletes dominate track and field? Is it genetics? Environment? Diet? Or a combination of all three? You’ll find the answers to these questions and much more as “Athletics Meets Science – Jamaica’s pursuit to greatness” takes place on the 28th and 29th of July at The University of East London. This special two day event (produced by We Are Parable for the University of West Indies, Jamaica) takes a fascinating look into just what makes Jamaican athletes such a […]

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Join the LUCA Committee

July 13, 2017 James Findon

There are eight committee positions available for students and alumni. The new committee was elected at the AGM in May, but several positions remain unfilled. Applications are now open to be considered by the executive committee. Joining the committee is an excellent way of gaining new skills and contributing to the athletics community. Job roles vary in their level of commitment and all committee members receive a free Nike LUCA shirt. See below for a list of the avaialble roles and their job descriptions. Apply by application here. Applicants may […]

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Young leaders to gather in London

July 11, 2017 James Findon

Young athletics leaders from all over Europe will gather in London ahead of the World Championships in August. Committee members from LUCA affiliated clubs are invited to come together with leaders from across Europe. The free gathering for Young Leaders spans across the days of the 7th-10th of August inclusive. Attendees can sign up for individual. The aim of the gathering is to share experiences, network across countries and cover topics including leadership, teamwork and inclusivity. All of this will take place in a chilled, fun, social manner around the Olympic Park (outdoors) […]

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Provisional 2017-18 fixtures announced

July 10, 2017 James Findon

Preliminary dates and venues have been announced for the LUCA Cross-Country League and Indoor Championships. As per tradition, the first cross-country fixture will be held at Parliament Hill in October. Competitors will then travel to Mitcham Common (1nd Nov) and Wimbledon Common (15 Nov) fort the University of London Cross-Country championships and Bannister Cup. Later in November is the LUCA Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on the 25th. This will incorporate the 150th edition of the United Hospitals Championships and the University of London Indoor Championships. UCL will fighting to retain […]