Brunel

Indoor Champs round up

December 7, 2018 Jack Dickenson

Last Saturday, LUCA descended on Lee Valley for what promised to be another fantastic Indoor Championships, with 236 athletes entered across the board. Incorporating both the University of London and United Hospitals Championships within the overall LUCA Champs, the day saw a range of excellent performances throughout, as well as some unexpected results. Brunel had never won a LUCA title before and it was widely expected that the fight for the David Morgan Cup would be between the much larger universities of UCL (37 athletes) and King’s (33). However, a team […]

Brunel

Brunel wins first LUCA title

December 2, 2018 James Findon

Brunel have won their first LUCA title to become Indoor Champions. The west London university – known for its sporting excellence – is the first institution outside of the University of London to win the LUCA Indoor Championships. Most impressively, they did it with just 10 athletes. Out of these ten athletes, nine scored LUCA points, with Remi Jessop leading the way with eight points across the 60 and 200m. Another win and four points came from Annika Teska who also broke a course record in the high jump with […]

Inspire

Why I ran the New Forest Marathon dressed as a rhino

November 21, 2018 Seth Kennard

If you take a look at the news at the moment you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re watching repeats or recordings of unwelcome news. Famines and earthquakes, riots and strikes and politicians fill the airwaves with dreary tidings. There are several ways you can respond to such as stimuli; you could: a) stop watching the news and watch children’s cartoons instead, or b) do something about it.  After experiencing first hand the effects of rhino poaching after conducting a post mortem on a deceased rhino, I, as part […]

Advice

World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018 Jack Dickenson

What if there were an illness affecting a quarter of UK students? You can imagine the reaction: outcry, enquiries, the search for a cure and so on. At the very least, you would hope the illness gets adequate publicity and that those suffering get the support they need. One illness often mentioned in relation to students is meningitis. A nasty bacterial infection, it can result in hearing loss, kidney problems, loss of limbs, and in extreme cases, death. Freshers are now vaccinated against 4 bacterial strains, and there are ample […]

News

Sprinter who lost family to Ebola allowed to stay in UK

May 22, 2018 James Findon

Jimmy Thoronka who was found sleeping rough a year after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, has been granted leave to remain. The Sierra Leonean sprinter who absconded from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and was found sleeping rough on the streets of London has been granted leave to remain in the UK after a long legal battle. The Home Office had attempted to deport Thoronka but a court ruled in his favour last month.In a psychiatric report, Thoronka was said to be in a chronic traumatised state exacerbated by the […]

Goldsmiths

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 […]

Inspire

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 […]

Clubs

UCL aim for third consecutive Outdoor Series title

April 12, 2018 James Findon

The fourth LUCA Outdoor Series gets underway this Sunday at Parliament Hill. Reigning champions, UCL will claim home advantage as they attempt an assault on an unprecedented third consecutive series title. The club has every right to feel confident after securing a double indoor championship victory in November and finishing first and second in the Men’s and Women’s LUCA XC league respectively. On returning to the venue where they beat King’s in a convincing varsity performance last month, UCL president Henry Murdoch said “UCL are undefeated at athletics over the […]

Clubs

Drizzle can’t dampen vet’s race

April 11, 2018 Seth Kennard

The Hawkshead Hobble, held at the RVC Hawkshead campus, took place on Sunday 8th April. In total 71 runners started and finished the course. Light drizzle throughout the day and a wet and muddy course made the run even more challenging, but it was thoroughly enjoyed (and endured) by all. The organising team are grateful to all of the RVC staff that supported the race as well as all the RVC student marshals who guided runners around the course and helped tremendously with the post-race clean-up. The race, now in […]

LSE

LSE pound the pavement for 24 hours

February 4, 2018 admin

By Antonin Boissin Nothing stops Londoners from going for a run, especially for a good cause! After a first attempt two years ago, LSE Athletics and Running Club engaged once again last week in the fantastic challenge of 24 hour relay. The aim: show that it is possible as a community to engage enough people to run for 24 hours as part of a relay to raise awareness on social issues like affordable housing and eradicating homelessness. It is for this reason that the run was part of LSE RAG’s […]