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 […]
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 […]
King’s Athletics and London City AC will co-host a new relay competition in London next summer. The competition, called ‘London Relays’, will see athletes compete across a variety of different relay events in a one-day championship on June 10. Although the exact format of the relays have yet to be announced, it is understood the event takes inspiration from Usain Bolt’s Nitro Games and will therefore seek to offer a thrilling programme of different relay events. The one day championship event will include a mixture of sprint, distance, mixed and medley relays in different […]
Battersea’s Millennium Arena will once again host the LUCA Outdoor Series final tomorrow. UCL are expected to win the series but there will be plenty of drama in the individual events and between teams competing for the University of London Outdoor Championship. If the UofL championships had been held at Twickenham or Woodford, UCL would have won both times. However, LSE and King’s have increased the size of their teams for tomorrow’s meet. Barts will also be competing for the first time. Points for the UofL champs are calculated in the same […]
The May bank holiday weekend brought much excitement for student athletics in the form of the BUCS outdoor athletics championships. There were spectacular performances from students around the UK, including new records in the Pole Vault (well done to Adam Hague with 5.35m), Hammer (well done to Taylor Campbell of Loughborough with 73.40m), as well as both the seated discus and shot put for Vanessa Wallace (F34) and Stacie Gaston (F57) in their respective categories. Being LUCA though, we want to give a great big shout-out to the students of […]
President of Motspur AC, Glenn Barden reveals that he was close to quitting university in 2008, but running Parliament Hill in the LCL Cross-Country league made him decide to stay. Barden became the first president of the newly formed LUCA alumni club, Motspur, last year. Motspur is exclusively for graduates of LUCA affiliated clubs and offers free entry into LUCA events post-graduation. The former KCL Running president was a keen runner during school, but switched to other sports at age 14. “I fell out of love a bit [with running] and ended up playing […]
Six time Olympic gold medalist David Weird and European 10,000 Champion, Jo Pavey visited Southwark Park Athletics Centre today. With two days to go until the London Marathon, the pair were greeted by athletes from King’s College London, London City AC and Southwark’s Mini-Marathon team. Weir and Pavey were quizzed by athletes on a range of topics from diet to training techniques. Weir will be going for a seventh London Marathon gold on Sunday. Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey told athletes her desire is to qualify for World Championships. Pavey […]
Results from yesterday’s LUCA Outdoor Series Stage 2 meet are now online. The series standings, including team and athlete standings can be found here. Downloadable (excel) results can be found there too. Results will soon be listed on the thepowerof10. UCL extended their lead and LSE came second at stage two to become level with King’s overall. The third and final LUCA Outdoor meet will take place at Battersea on the 27th May. This will also incorporate the University of London Outdoor Championships.
Current LUCA Outdoor Series holders, UCL opened a 51 point lead at the first meet of the LUCA Outdoor Series at St Mary’s. Conditions were mild and windy in Twickenham, South West London for the first of three LUCA Outdoor Series meets. This was the first time the series had visited St Mary’s Track, resulting in a strong turn out from the ‘blue and white army’. But despite strong performances from the hosts, it was the blue and purple vests of UCL that racked up the most points. The reigning champions […]
UCL have defended their LUCA and UL title. The 2015 winners won the David Morgan Cup, given to the team with the most points, with a total of 38 points. King’s had 33 and Brunel 30. They won the UL trophy by a single point, clinching the prize in the final event of the day from King’s. King’s won the 149th United Hospitals Shield by a margin of 50 points to RVC’s 32. A full report will follow. Results listed here.