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In praise of cross-country

April 13, 2018 admin

Parliament Hill Fields, NW3, 18th of October 2017, 3:15. For the passing dog walkers, it must have been a strange sight for a Wednesday afternoon; north of 250 students clad in their new vests, clustering together at the base of ‘The Hill’. Some were old timers, others freshers in their first weeks of university life, but all were united in one purpose. Formerly the London Colleges League, the newly christened LUCA XC was about to kick off another season, with the infamous Parli Hill playing host to the opening salvoes […]

LSE

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 […]

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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 […]

Advice

Fun Run? A Guide To Getting Started.

September 4, 2016 admin

My idea for this article came from my brother, a self-professed non-runner. Having recently tackled his first run in 6 years, his question was quite clear – “how long will it take me to be able to run without pain?”. While this is of course difficult to answer exactly because everyone is different, it seems valuable to look at possible answers so that newbies can get their bearings. First of all, running (or any sport for that matter) is challenging, especially when you first start. Yet running for fun doesn’t need […]