Run Through Your Exam Stress

April 8, 2017 Lucy Patchett

Are your exams and assignments weighing you down? ‘Student Minds’, The UK’s Student Mental Health Charity, recommends planning regular free time for yourself and insists that exercise provides one of the fastest and most effective ways to reduce stress. Getting out of the house and into the fresh air will help to boost your mood and make you mindful of life outside of your revision schedule. […]


My 2016 Kilimanjaro Climb: what’s your goal for 2017?

December 21, 2016 Lucy Patchett

This year has been full of first times for me: first time visiting Africa, first time climbing the world’s tallest freestanding mountain, and hopefully the first and last time I’ll experience altitude sickness! I decided that I wanted to do something worthwhile in my summer of 2016, so when I saw posters around University offering the ‘Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge’, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for an adventure. It was organised through the Anza charity, based in Moshi, who I volunteered for in the week after the climb. Getting […]


Run Safe

November 25, 2016 Lucy Patchett

Earlier this month, tragedy hit the sports community as two young, aspiring athletes were killed while using a pedestrian crossing during a night time training session with their club in Hampshire. Long-distance runners Stacey Burrows, 16, and Lucy Pygott, 17, had followed the instructions of their club leaders to ensure they used the pedestrian crossing safely, but unfortunately that was not enough. This cautionary tale reminds runners everywhere of the dangers of the road. Runners must be careful as winter approaches and the days become darker earlier. All we can […]


Calling all girls – ‘This Girl Can’ neon rave run

October 27, 2016 Lucy Patchett

Are you ready to get your running shoes on and be part of something huge?! As part of the nationwide ‘This Girl Can’ Campaign, LUCA are inviting all you lovely ladies to show London what you are capable of by joining us on our Neon Rave Run on the 10th November. Let’s celebrate active women who are doing their thing, no matter how well they do it, how they look or how red their face gets – or in our case, how much neon paint is on it. The last […]


Farewell, Jess.

October 13, 2016 Lucy Patchett

The day of Jessica Ennis-Hill’s retirement has come. Team GB’s poster girl had been battling with the decision of when to retire since winning Silver in Rio. Ennis-Hill announced her retirement via social media earlier today. “Winning silver in Rio capped an amazing career for me and I feel the time is right for me to step away from the track and competing. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me and worked with me over the years.” The 30 year old renowned Heptathlete has enjoyed major success since […]


The London Beer Mile World Classic 2016: Coming up!

July 18, 2016 Lucy Patchett

The Beer Mile World Classic (BMWC), held by co-founders Katie Williams and Nick Mcfalls, is being held in the UK this year at Allianz Park, Saracens Stadium, 10am – 6pm on the 31st of July. The event gathers Beer Mile runners from Europe, USA, Australia, and Canada to celebrate a passion for athletics and good old-fashioned craft brew (basically the race is an excuse to get smashed and run like the wind). The BMWC is split into four laps, with runners having to consume 1 beer (355ml at 5%ABV) per […]


Importance of the Core and How to Train it

July 13, 2016 Lucy Patchett

The core mainly consists of the torso muscles: the abdominis and obliques. However, contrary to many people’s conception of the core simply being that much desired ‘six-pack’, there is much more to it than meets the eye. This powerhouse of muscle also includes the diaphragm, pelvic floor, back muscles (multifidus), and the gluteus maximus. […]