Alumni Club Launches Mike Baggs Tribute Fund

August 29, 2017 James Findon

The London Alumni club, Motspur AC, has launched a tribute fund in memory of the late Mike Baggs. Motspur is aiming to raise £500 for the trophy, which will be awarded to the top ranked club at the end of each season. The ranking is based on the performances of the two ‘A’ teams in the cross-country league. […]

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IAAF World Athletics 2017 – ‘Runner’ for a week

August 22, 2017 Emma Butcher

Written by Emma Simpson-Dore, UCL graduate, former LUCA Official’s Secretary and UCL Athletics Captain.
In September last year, I discovered that the IAAF World Athletics were taking place in London in 2017. After hearing great things about the volunteering experience at the 2012 Olympics, I was keen to apply to be a ‘Runner’ (the name given to all the volunteers).


Welcome, new students!

August 17, 2017 James Findon

Results are in and you’re coming to London for uni. CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME! You will be joining 400,000 other students who call London their home. As you’ve found this website, chances are that you are keen on getting involved in athletics and running during your time at University. Whether you are a seasoned competitive athlete or a couch potato aiming for their first 5K, read on to learn about our growing community of 21 university athletics clubs and the services we offer. Who are we? LUCA is the home of university […]


Nominate for England Athletics Volunteer awards

August 1, 2017 James Findon

Nominations close soon for the 10th year of England Athletics’ volunteer awards. Each of 8 regions select winners who attend a special Regional Awards Celebration Ceremony between September and October. These winners are then entered into the National Awards, with the overall winners invited to the 2017 NationalAwards and Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 14th October. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the everyday hero in your club or group by nominating them for a volunteer award. The awards are supported by Track & Field Tours and Spirit […]


Tributes paid to ‘legendary’ Bob Smith

August 1, 2017 James Findon

“The impact of his work in the sport as a volunteer and a professional will continue to be felt and remembered” Tributes have been paid to athletics stalwart Bob Smith who has died from cancer. Smith was manager of the London Region and advised on the founding of LUCA and the London Colleges Athletics Series (now LUCA Outdoors). As a volunteer and member of England Athletics staff and as a coach and manager at Newham and Essex Beagles, Smith made a huge contribution to the sport. He held roles at England […]