British Athletics has today announced a full team of 40 athletes selected to represent the country at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia on Sunday 10 December. The team includes Brunel student Philippa Bowden and Imperial student Chris Olley. Bowden has impressed in her first season in the LUCA Cross-Country league, winning all three races so far. Her achievements and potential in cross country have been recognised by the University of San Fransisco, who have awarded her an athletics scholarship to begin in autumn 2018. Introducing future Don […]
Indoor Champs are over, but the real race is just about to begin. An honest question, are you a true London student athlete if you haven’t taken on the ULAC Beer Mile? That’s right, it’s back. On Wednesday 29th November, athletes of all description will be come together to battle it out over arguably the messiest (and funniest) mile in London. Everyone is invited. All you need is 4X440ml (pints) of your favourite canned beverage (or soft drink) and a stomach of steel. Details Where: Regent’s Park Running Track, 34 […]
UCL made it three years in a row to win the LUCA Indoor Championship. With a margin of 5 points over King’s and 6 points over Imperial, UCL won the David Morgan cup for the third time in a row. They also won the University of London Intercollegiate championship. The competition also included the 150 Anniversary of the UH Shield. The newly re-formed St George’s won the competition with 44 points. A full report and pictures will follow. All results now online here and on powerof10 later today.
Updated 6:40am 25th November Heats are subject to change up to 1.5 hours before the event start time. In cases of discrepancy, the heats draw published at the venue takes precedent. Below should be used as a guide. Follow the build up here. 60m Men – Heat 1 Call room: 15:05 Expected heat time: 15:25 1 Lane No. U.H Name Club PB Rank 1 145 N Pierre Walker King’s 7.18 3 2 4 N Jake Storey Brunel 7.2 4 3 55 N Clyde Anucha QMUL 7.07 1 4 264 N […]
Before the modern Olympic movement there was the United Hospitals Athletics Club (UHAC). UHAC itself may no longer be operational, but the United Hospitals Athletics Championships which it organised are still very much alive. On May 31, 1867, the UHAC was formed at the West Brompton running grounds by Mr S Edwin Jolly. Since then, notable committee members have included Sir Roger Bannister, Dr Peter Sperryn and David Morgan. The annual meeting hosted by UHAC featured events such as the 100 yards, 250 yards, 880 yards, 1 mile, 2 miles, 120 yard Hurdle […]
Due to the record breaking number of entries, the indoor championships timetable has been revised. The event will last approximately two hours longer than planned to accommodate the unexpectedly large number of competitors. Of course, it would help if runners were just a bit faster, as RVC’s Seth Kennard pointed out. Download a copy of the timetable here. Follow the build up to indoor championships here.
An autobiography can tell us much about the world as witnessed through the eyes of the writer. When that writer is Honorary Chairman of the University of London Athletics Club, David Morgan, the result is the closest thing we have to a history book of London university athletics. David Morgan, 72, interleaves historical accounts of his life in sport with challenging political views and tributes to sporting heroes across several sports. The man who became Honorary Chairman of ULAC in 2015 and who had the LUCA Indoor Championship Trophy named […]
Athletes are being encouraged to donate their old running gear at LUCA Indoors. A donation point will be available at Lee Valley this Saturday for students to drop off old athletics gear. LUCA will ship donated items to the Namakwa Athletics Club in Uganda. Namakwa athletics club is a school based running club which currently has 52 runners. The club scouts for needy and talented runners in Uganda to educate, feed, accommodate and develop their talents. The club is managed by teacher, coach and athlete, Mukasa Edward. Edward said “Me and […]
A record number of 276 athletes have entered LUCA Indoor Championships. In total, 24 clubs will be represented, including 14 guest athletes and 3 alumni. 586 individual event entries have been made. This beats last years record of 240 athletes. King’s are the largest team with 60 athletes. Imperial are covering the most events with 187 individual events entered. 17 men’s and 10 women’s 4X200 teams have been entered. The men’s 60m and 200m are the most popular events with 63 and 62 entries respectively. A list of all entires […]
Wimbledon Common once again saw the University of London Cross-Country championships and Bannister Cup take place, on 15/11/17, the last LUCA XC League race of 2017. On what was a dreary, muddy course Philippa Bowden of Brunel once again stormed to victory in the women’s individual race with a time of 16:49, ahead of Georgie Hartigan and Typhaine Christiaen of Saint Mary’s and LSE respectively. In the men’s individual, Saint Mary’s took 1st and 2nd again, with Daniel Jarvis and Liam Burthem leading the race, followed by Maximillian Nicholls of […]