Blue skies and smiles for first ever London Students’ Run

December 6, 2016 Louise Pech

Last Sunday, 121 students came down to run 5 or 10 kilometers around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The sun was out for the day, which made the race an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning. This was the first ever edition of the London Students’ Run and what a success it was. England Athletics supported the event which was sponsored by Cafe Football. Check our Instagram feed for all the photos from today's @LUCA_athletics students run !! — The Run! Project (@RUNLondonEA) December 4, 2016 Even though […]


Mitcham Common LCL race report

November 6, 2016 Louise Pech

Last Wednesday, LUCA runners took on the second of the LCL Cross Country meets. The conditions were perfect for great performances on the hills of Mitcham Common. The sun was out, the terrain was not too wet or hard, and the competition was fierce. Ladies completed two 3km laps, while the men had 3 laps to run. On the ladies side, Royal Veterinary College (RVC) put on a show and won the race. Emma Dixon took the lead straight away and came home 1 minute 30 seconds clear of the […]


New season, New You

September 24, 2016 Louise Pech

As the cross country season is about to start, you might be deciding whether athletics is the sport for you. Or if you already know that you like athletics, perhaps you’re questioning if the event you have been working on fits you. If you are in the first category, don’t hesitate! You can’t go wrong with athletics. Due to the range of events available, I can assure you that one will work for you. Whether you like speed, distance, jumping or throwing, athletics will be the right choice. And if you feel like […]


Staying fit over summer, why and how?

July 23, 2016 Louise Pech

When the temperature rises, friends, festivals, beach, barbecues and family also come around, and it means that running sometimes gets forgotten. Although it is necessary  to take a break at the end of the summer racing season, stopping all forms of training until university starts again is not the wisest option. WHY? You’ve trained the whole year to get new flying PBs at LCAS. Why then decide to stop all the effort and have to start from scratch when the winter season begins? When you stop training, your body begins “detraining” […]