A Tribute to Altitude Training

September 28, 2017 Daniel Woodburn

Altitude tents; elevation training masks; training programmes with names like ‘Airfit’; shots of concentrated beetroot juice taken in conjunction with training and hours before a race… These days if one wishes to get a legal edge when competing, there are many options to choose from. How effective are they? I’ll leave that for you to decide.


BUCS 10,000 Host Announced

September 26, 2017 James Findon

The Loughborough Open Meet will host the BUCS 10,000 Championships in 2018. The event split off from BUCS Outdoor Championships in 2017 due to UKA permitting regulations on timetable duration. The 2017 event was held alongside Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PB’s. LUCA had applied to host the event but the BUCS sports advisory group decided to award the competition to Loughborough University. The decision was based upon a number of factors including the date of event, resource needed from BUCS office and the permit process. BUCS will review the […]


Save the date: Hyde Park Relays 2018

September 21, 2017 James Findon

Imperial College London Athletics have announce the date for Hyde Park Relays. The annual relays, the largest student relays in the UK, will be held on the 3rd March 2018. The event sees over 600 competitors take on a 5K in central London’s Hyde Park. Athletes compete in men’s/mixed teams of six and women’s teams of four. The event is a highlight of the university athletics calendar and attracts student athletes from across Europe. Following the race, teams are invited back to Imperial for food and the medal presentation. All competitors […]


Changes to the Cross-Country League

September 6, 2017 James Findon

The LUCA Cross-Country League will trial a new results system this season. Previously known as the London Colleges League (LCL), the LUCA Cross-Country League will trial a ‘parkrun’ style results system in the 2017-18 season. This will require all athletes to register on the LUCA website before racing. Athletes only need to register once throughout their time at university. Upon registering, athletes will receive a unique five-character ID number starting with their initials. A list of all club athletes ID numbers can be found on the directory page of the respective […]


Train at Altitude Without Leaving London

September 5, 2017 James Findon

A London office tower block has installed a running track on its roof. The ‘White Collar Factory’, next to Old Street’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ now features a two-lane 150-metre track. Google are set to follow its example with a 200-metre “running trial” on the roof of its planned King’s Cross HQ. The 16th-floor cushioned “rubber crumb” rooftop circuit was designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The track is marked with a start/finish line and lanes. Running obsessed employees will follow the anti-clockwise arrows to avoid collisions. A first in Central […]