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LUCA XC Grand Finale – Imperial and Saint Mary’s take gold

February 28, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

Yesterday marked the last day in the LUCA calendar for the Cross-Country season, as the teams rallied their athletes for the Grand Finale in Wormwood Scrubs during what felt like a late spring afternoon. With St Mary’s A team on top of the men’s teams’ leaderboard with a 181 points lead over rivals UCL A, Imperial’s Women’s A team had 122 points more than UCL A, determined to keep their title as champions. On the individual standings, Thomas Butler from St Mary’s had won 2 races and was topping the […]

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LUCA takes on BUCS Indoors Championships

February 23, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

Last weekend, the annual pilgrimage to Sheffield for BUCS indoors returned as on Friday the 15th, the weekend marking the opening of the athletics season kicked off at 13:00 with the Men’s 60m heats on the track. With 109 entries, it was the most contested event of the Championships. Friday saw the heats, semi-finals and Finals for the men’s and women’s 60m sprints and hurdle races, the 800m heats and for the field events, the weekend started with the Triple Jump and Shot Put pool stages. For the Women’s 60m sprint, […]

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LUCA take on BUCS Cross-Country

February 8, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

On Saturday 2nd February, athletes from across the UK set off from home to the southern city of Exeter to compete in the BUCS Cross-Country race. Despite concerns raised due to the weather and the snowy landscapes observed by many on their way to Devon, the course itself in Bicton College was clear and as athletes started arriving in the morning, the sun came out and set a vibrant atmosphere. With over 1500 competitors, along with their supporting squads, the ground in Bicton College was soon rumbling as athletes here […]

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Loughborough athletics Alumnus takes part in The Rock’s Titan Games

January 21, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

Montez Blair, who was at university in London, at Loughborough’s London campus, is a renowned athlete and currently works for Oracle as a Business Development Consultant, and is competing in the Rock’s ‘Titan Games” on US television. His story is most inspirational and his work ethic is worth reading about here. Blair’s Early Life: Throughout his youth, Blair was always solely about sports and school, determined to stay true to himself, his goals and his values. Despite not being brought up in the most thriving of environments, he stayed on his goal-oriented […]

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Mitcham Common: Saint Mary’s and Imperial duos go for gold and silver

November 1, 2018 Aymeric Regnier

The cross-country season is now well underway, as over 180 athletes met up on Wednesday for the second race of the season, and it’s a good one: Mitcham Common. Appreciated for its flat parts and roller-coaster section, it was an absolute pleasure on both the running and cheering sides. Saint Mary’s University came in as leaders after dominating the field in Parliament Hill two weeks before, with Imperial and UCL right behind them in the women’s and men’s teams respectively. With the race beginning at 3:15 pm, most clubs made […]

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Back to XC! Cross-Country Season Preview

October 12, 2018 Aymeric Regnier

Ladies and gentlemen, leaves are turning brown, your housemates have started wearing their big warm coats again, and you’ve noticed more and more people taking candid pictures with their Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte? It can only mean one thing, Cross-Country Season is upon us, whoo! We hope you’re excited because, after last year’s performances, this one is supposed to be even muddier, colder and overall better as we’re expecting to get an even bigger turnout than last year (which was already staggering). Last year saw over 400 athletes compete throughout […]