Wormwood Scrubs – The LXCL Finale!

February 21, 2018 Duncan Hunter

After a huge season of running cross country, it was time for perhaps the most important race of all – LXCL 5. Athletes traveled to a dreary Wormwood Scrubs to see who would be crowned champions. The race for first in the women’s league was tight, and would UCL hold on to their top spot in the men’s team? In the individual, Phillipa Bowden was guaranteed a win (1st place in all 4 of the races she ran in, quite impressive), but who could clinch the remaining spots? In the […]


Group tickets released for London Students’ Run

February 19, 2018 James Findon

Running is more fun together. That’s the message behind the release of a new ticket category for the London Students’ Run. Groups of four can sign up for just £10 each + booking fee for either the 5 or 10K run. The price deal makes the London Students’ Run the cheapest chip timed run in London. The event will be held in London’s Victoria Park on the 25th March. The group ticket is the perfect opportunity to encourage your non-running friends, housemates and coursemates to take on the challenge of […]


London to host new athletics World Cup

February 5, 2018 James Findon

London Stadium will play host to a groundbreaking athletics competition in July, with the venue hosting the newly-launched Athletics World Cup London 2018. Staged over two floodlit sessions on 14 & 15 July, Great Britain and Northern Ireland will compete against the USA, Poland, Germany, France, Jamaica and South Africa in track and field events. Following on from the success of London 2017 which saw the capital become the first city ever to stage both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Athletics Championships in the same year, fans of […]

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Fully funded officials course opens

February 5, 2018 James Findon

LUCA is providing a fully funded officials course for its members. The course will take place on Saturday 10th March 2018 at Guy’s Campus, King’s College London. The £70 fee will be covered in full by LUCA in return for officiating at two LUCA Outdoors Meets in the 2017-18 season. To apply for funding and find out more, click here. Funding will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


LSE pound the pavement for 24 hours

February 4, 2018 admin

By Antonin Boissin Nothing stops Londoners from going for a run, especially for a good cause! After a first attempt two years ago, LSE Athletics and Running Club engaged once again last week in the fantastic challenge of 24 hour relay. The aim: show that it is possible as a community to engage enough people to run for 24 hours as part of a relay to raise awareness on social issues like affordable housing and eradicating homelessness. It is for this reason that the run was part of LSE RAG’s […]


Brunel host BUCS Cross Country

February 2, 2018 James Findon

Tomorrow, Brunel will host the National BUCS Cross Country Championships.  The race takes place at Hillingdon fields. Women will race first at midday with Brunel and Team GB athlete Phillipa Bowden hoping to make the most of the home advantage. The Brunel Psychology student has had a unfaltering start in the LUCA XC league, winning every race. She will face stiff competition from in-form Jess Judd who finished third last year to Rebecca Murray and Emily Hosker-Thornhill, but has since won the National and Inter Counties championships. Murray wont return to […]