New volunteering opportunities available in London

November 1, 2016 Emma Butcher

Have you ever wanted to combine your love of running with your want to help others? The below opportunities could be perfect for you; offering both short and long term opportunities to help others get into running. Further information will be posted on LUCA soon; but in the meantime please contact who will direct you to further appropriate contacts. Coaching opportunities: Long term opportunity from Wednesday 9th November 2016 to April 2017: Paddington Recreation ground, Wednesdays 4-5pm: coaching disability children on the fundamentals of athletics. This post doesn’t require qualifications, […]


Roll up, roll up: Mitcham Common race details 2nd November 2016

October 31, 2016 Emma Butcher

Name: Mitcham Common 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: 2nd November at 3:15p.m. Where is it: Mitcham Common Race HQ: Mill House Ecology Centre, Windmill Rd, Mitcham CR4 1HT Closest train station: Mitcham Junction (from Victoria in 22mins or St Pancras in 39 mins) or Mitcham Eastfields (from Victoria in 19mins or St Pancras in 34mins). Who is it for: Any student from a […]


First XC Race set to begin at Parliament Hill

October 17, 2016 Emma Butcher

Race: Parliament Hill LUCA London Colleges League race What is it: Part of a cross-country series run by LUCA for all students from London universities – more details at When is it: Wednesday 19th October at 3p.m. Where is it: Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath – the start is to the right of the athletics track Who is it for: Any student from a LUCA member club, it doesn’t matter whether you’re trying out cross-country for the first time or are well-acquired with extensive amounts of mud already! How far is it: Around […]


Get your colour on with the Colour Run

August 31, 2016 Emma Butcher

Have you ever felt like a 5km run was a bit…well, boring? Well fear no more: Colour Runs are here to brighten your day! Touted as the ‘happiest 5km on the planet’, Colour Runs involve a 5K running route with a vast spectrum of colourful powder along the way (see below for an example colour explosion). They have taken place all over the world and have been received with great success, so I headed to the Wembley arena earlier this summer to check out the latest London event. With another London Colour […]


Kickstart your writing career

August 21, 2016 Emma Butcher

Calling all would-be journalists – would you like to write articles on the best sport in the world (Athletics, obviously!). Here at the LUCA media team, we’re looking for new recruits for the next University year. As part of the team, you can get involved with any aspect of digital communication that interests you – whether that’s writing an article, making a video interview, or something entirely different. You can produce content on any subject to do with athletics/running and are more than happy to work with you to come up with a […]


Records tumble as Bolt lights up Muller Anniversary Games

July 24, 2016 Emma Butcher

The British Athletics Anniversary Games 2016 took place on the 22nd-23rd July at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. This was, for many athletes, a final opportunity to prepare for the Rio Olympics (see our feature here on the London athletes heading to Rio), or to show why they should have been on the Olympic team. An outstanding result from the first evening was the World Record in the women’s 100m hurdles (see the BBC footage here). Keni Harrison of America pulled away from the rest of the field to win […]


UCL RAX en España

June 26, 2016 Emma Butcher

By Peter Chambers, Henry Murdoch, Rahil Sachak-Patwa & Sarah Murphy   Fresh from winning LCAS 2016, UCL RAX members celebrated by jetting off for their inaugural warm weather training trip still dripping in champagne, and accompanied by alumni and friends. There is no better place to recuperate after a challenging LUCA year and exam season than the sunny beaches of the Valencian region in Spain. The group stayed in a villa set at the foot of the Albir mountains and overlooking the sun-ripened Mediterranean, which was fully equipped with a […]


Exciting updates for the LUCA website

June 11, 2016 Emma Butcher

The 9th June 2016 saw the first gathering of the LUCA media team at King’s College Campus for media training and a brainstorming session. The team is currently formed from 7 student volunteers from different London universities – you can see more about us on the ‘News Team’ page. The meeting involved an overview of the teams aims and training in using the website, along with specialist advice from Ben Findon, a sports editor at The Telegraph. Ben gave a detailed overview on his journey into sports journalism and the current landscape of […]


LUCA Awards Ceremony 2016

June 3, 2016 Emma Butcher

The 2016 LUCA awards ceremony took place on the evening of 29th May, allowing athletes to recover from the finale of LCAS at Battersea the previous day. In the setting of Imperial College Union, athletes turned out in force to celebrate the achievements and hard word of the numerous athletes, volunteers and teams that have contributed to LUCA over the year. The evening also included a touching tribute to former LCL secretary, Mike Baggs, a vital member in the organisation of the LCL races who will be missed by many. […]