Alexandra Palace Race Details

January 22, 2017 Emma Butcher

Name: Alexandra Palace LUCA London Colleges League race What is it: Part of a series of cross-country races run by LUCA for all students from London universities – see more details at When is it: 25th January at 3:15p.m. Where is it: Alexandra Palace, starts at Redston Playing Fields. See for travel details How far is it: Around 4km for women and 8km for men Course details: The full details of the course can be found at Registration: Carried out by clubs rather than individuals, so just get […]


Racing in Hyde Park – join in the 69th annual Hyde Park Relays

January 13, 2017 Emma Butcher

Written by the Hyde Park Relay organisers 2pm on Saturday 11th February 2017 will see the running of the 69th annual Hyde Park Relay race – the UK’s largest student relay race – organised by Imperial College London’s Cross Country and Athletics Club.   What are the Hyde Park Relays? The relays involve racing on the paths of the famous Hyde Park. The race will consist of 6x5km chip-timed legs for men’s/mixed teams, with women’s teams running 4x5km laps. Who can compete? A wide range of abilities are welcome to race, with […]


Use this year to do good: one-off sports volunteering

January 5, 2017 Emma Butcher

With Trump soon to come to power and Brexit on it’s way, we’re all looking for ways to feel a bit happier about 2017. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you. Run! London are looking for volunteers to help out at the Westminster Sports Hall Athletics Competition this month. Dates are as follows and volunteers can sign up for as many/as few days as they are able to: 17th January – 9am – 2pm 18th January – 9am – 2pm 19th January – 9am – 2pm 24th January – 9am […]


Try something new for 2017

December 27, 2016 Emma Butcher

Fancy trying something new for 2017?   We’re looking for new additions to the LUCA media team, so this could be your time to shine! For a minimum of 2 articles per term, you can have the grand pleasure of adding some media experience to your CV and imparting your knowledge on running-related topics to the masses. Articles can be on any topic (running-related!) and you’re free to come up with your own titles or be guided by team suggestions. We can also provide training in using wordpress and you’ll […]


Nina Anderson; athlete, coach and all-round runner extraordinaire

December 17, 2016 Emma Butcher

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to run at a global level? Check out the below interview with Nina Anderson, a talented runner and coach who has had success at European and World competitions. What first drew you to running and can you tell us more about your story of getting into running? I started running at the age of 25 to lose weight and began with a few weekly jogs which before too long led to me running marathons. After a few years I stepped on to the track […]


LUCA wins ‘Best Project’ at EA London awards

November 19, 2016 Emma Butcher

LUCA has won recognition by the National Governing body by winning ‘best project’ at the London regional volunteer awards. On the 16th November 2016, the London Region England Athletics Volunteer awards were held at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health. This event brought together a number of individuals and groups from around London that are dedicated to making athletics better through volunteering. The evening was kicked off by introductions from the co-chair of the London Region committee, Peter Crawshaw, who expressed his gratitude to all athletics volunteers. LUCA were awarded […]


Volunteer Route Marshals needed for the London Student Run

November 17, 2016 Emma Butcher

Interested in helping out at the London Student Run on the 4th December? Why not try being a route marshal?   Why we need you: With this being our first ever London Students’ Run, we’re looking for some passionate, excited and inspiring volunteers to become an integral part of the delivery of the event. Your support will help us to put on the best event we can. What will you be doing? Motivate, cheer and direct participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures […]


Try something new – coaching and officiating courses available through LUCA

November 15, 2016 Emma Butcher

Interested in getting more involved in athletics? Why not take a course on officiating or coaching to gain some new skills?   Officiating LUCA has organised an opportunity to get officiating qualifications for FREE! Only 2 spaces remaining so act fast. How to apply: complete and send the registration form below to, who will forward this to England Athletics. When: this officiating course takes place on 20/11/16 – so don’t delay in applying. Why is this important: All universities competing within the LCAS outdoor series are asked to provide officiating […]


Seek the wombles of Wimbledon at the next LCL race

November 13, 2016 Emma Butcher

Name: Wimbledon LUCA London Colleges League race What is it: Part of a series of cross-country races run by LUCA for all students from London universities – see more details at This race will also encompass the University of London Champs and the Bannister Cup (the latter of which is for medics only) – results for both of these will be process immediately after the race; see below for further details. When is it: 16th November at 3:15p.m. Where is it: Wimbledon Common Where to we meet: Windmill Tea Rooms, Windmill […]