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King’s and London City to host innovative relay event

November 8, 2017 admin

King’s Athletics and London City AC will co-host a new relay competition in London next summer. The competition, called ‘London Relays’, will see athletes compete across a variety of different relay events in a one-day championship on June 10. Although the exact format of the relays have yet to be announced, it is understood the event takes inspiration from Usain Bolt’s Nitro Games and will therefore seek to offer a thrilling programme of different relay events. The one day championship event will include a mixture of sprint, distance, mixed and medley relays in different […]

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Indoor Championships 2017: Registration open

November 5, 2017 James Findon

Registration is now open for the third edition of the LUCA Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on the 25th November. The competition will incorporate University of London Indoor Championships and the 150th edition of the United Hospitals Athletics Championships. The ‘UH Shield’ was first awarded in 1867 and is the longest running modern track and field championship, predating the modern olympic games by 29 years. The three competitions (LUCA Champs, UL Champs and UH Champs) are run in parallel. There are no separate races for each competition. Instead, points are allocated according […]


Bowden wins again, Campbell and Jarvis take the win and second for Saint Mary’s

November 3, 2017 Duncan Hunter

On a chilly day on the 1st of November, 76 Women and 124 Men gathered from a collection of universities to race in the second installment of the LUCA Cross-Country League at Mitcham Common. The weather was dry, with the course hard in places following good weather over the previous week, with it being fairly warm for this time of year. The race started with runners watching out for pot holes, and while serious injury is always unwanted, for the first time first aid cover was provided in the unlikely […]


African athletics on the rise

November 2, 2017 Daniel Woodburn

  Take a look at athletics on the world stage ever since it has been gripped by professionalism, and you will notice a number of trends. Arguably the two most persistent are the U.S and Jamaica vying for top-dog status in the sprinting discipline, and Kenyans and Ethiopians looking to get one over each-other in the 5k, 10k and marathon. Despite this last example, attributed to the two east-African countries being exceptionally mountainous, one might be surprised at the relative lack of African success in other disciplines. Though it may […]