Motspur unveils new kit ahead of summer track season

May 18, 2018 James Findon

Motspur AC, the LUCA alumni club, has revealed its new kit design ahead of the summer track season. The club was founded in 2016 as the official alumni club for all graduates of all LUCA affiliated universities and colleges. Members of the club enjoy free entry to LUCA events. Motspur has expanded its range of kit to include training tops and polo shirts. Errea remains the kit supplier and all purchases can be made direct through KitLocker. Click here to find out more about the club. Kit gallery


Awards and AGM announced

May 15, 2018 James Findon

LUCA is proud to announce details of this years AGM, awards and after-party. The AGM and awards evening will be held on Sunday 27th May, followed by an after-party in central London. King’s College will host the evening at Bush House, Aldwych. The AGM will start proceedings at 1500. All students are invited to attend. To nominate a motion for discussion or nominate yourself for a committee position, click here. All nominations must be received before the AGM. To find out more about joining the committee, click here. Representatives from all member […]


Goldsmiths Athletics win Best New Club

May 7, 2018 James Findon

Goldsmiths Athletics Club has won Best New Club at the Goldsmiths Student Union Awards. The revitalized club has been building steadily since the start of the academic year. Once a dominating force in London University athletics, Goldsmiths had been in decline over the last decade. But under the leadership of Sheriffah Arewa, the club has now been recognised for its development and growth. Arewa, who specializes in the High and Long Jump joined Goldsmiths as a fresher this year. She made an immediate impact, sealing an agreement with King’s College […]


King’s of the Valley: results and records update

April 29, 2018 James Findon

King’s extended their lead to 92 points at the second meet of the outdoor series. The multi event challenge was won by Juliette Champaud (UCL) and Noel Rimensberger (Imperial), who picked up a new championship record of 2186. Kerstin Pohlmann (KCL) moves up to first place in the MVP ranking, just ahead of Alex Mundell (ICL) and Juliette Champaud (UCL). Other notable individual performances include Keano-Elliott Paris-Samuel (SMU) new championship record of 22.19 and Hugo Fleming’s (UCL) new championship record in the 800 of 01:58.81. There were also two new records set in […]


Outdoor Series Meet 2: Preview

April 27, 2018 James Findon

King’s go into the meet 61 points up but will be weary of a strong UCL team. Over 150 athletes will head to Lee Valley tomorrow to compete in the second meet of the LUCA Outdoor Series. At Parliament Hill, King’s opened a healthy 61 point gap, but they will be all to aware that strong starts don’t always mean strong finishes. It was at Lee Valley two years ago where Essex Blades started the day 41 points ahead of UCL and King’s, who were tied for points. UCL narrowed […]


The Battle of the Hill – LUCA Outdoor Series Meet 1 Report

April 25, 2018 James Findon

King’s top the Outdoor Series Championship after the first meet at Parliament Hill. The fourth annual LUCA Outdoor Series got underway on a mild April Sunday in Highgate. The original fixture had been postponed due to snow, but conditions were almost perfect for the start of the outdoor season. The event started with the traditional 10,000m championship, won by Ula Krajinska (KCL) and Philip Coales (UCL). Then, onto the short hurdles and 1500m. UCL took 1st place in both the 100 and 110 hurdles with wins for Juliette Champaud and Joshua Hia. Imperial enjoyed […]


Two marathons in two weather extremes in one week

April 24, 2018 James Findon

By Richard Sun, PhD student, QMUL. I love running and sometimes I have crazy idea, such as to do back-to-back marathons, and the two marathons are two of the bests in the world, Boston and London. Throwback to April of last year, I did my first sub-3 hours marathon in Manchester and qualified for Boston and London (Good for Age). Though there is only a 6-day gap between the two marathons, I signed up both because I couldn’t wait. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon which begun […]


Students shine in hottest London Marathon on record

April 23, 2018 James Findon

On a sweltering day in London, fifteen students and alumni from LUCA clubs lined up for the 38th London Marathon. One of these runners was Rob Pope, a former student of the Royal Veterinary College. Pope ran this year’s London Marathon dressed as Tom Hanks’ Oscar-winning character, Forest Gump, in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds. His achievement earned him a Guinness World Record for the fastest male marathon runner in a film character costume. This wasn’t the first time Pope has run dressed as Gump, as we’ve previously reported here. There was also […]


Marking 50 years since the GPO Tower Race

April 18, 2018 James Findon

Tower running is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the UK this year, with the first recorded stair race having taken place in April 1968 at London’s GPO Tower (now BT Tower). Students from the University of London competed against the University of Edinburgh in a time trial format race up the 798 steps. Edinburgh came out on top. The tower had been commissioned by the General Post Office to support microwave aerials carrying telecommunications transmissions from London to the rest of the country.  Work began in June 1961 and was […]


Records tumble as King’s grab an early lead

April 15, 2018 James Findon

Preliminary results put King’s College in a 61 point advantage over second place UCL. Seven championship records were broken at the first meet of the 2018 series. Preliminary results are available to download here. A full race report will follow. LUCA Outdoor Series Team Standings Position Club Stage 1 1 King’s 239 2 UCL 178 3 Imperial 110 4 LSE 60 5 UEL 38 6 RVC 29 7 SMU 19 8 Goldsmiths 11 9 Barts 9 10 RHUL 7 LUCA MVP Standings Position Name Club Points 1 Joshua Hia UCL […]