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IAAF World Athletics 2017 – ‘Runner’ for a week

August 22, 2017 Emma Butcher

Written by Emma Simpson-Dore, UCL graduate, former LUCA Official’s Secretary and UCL Athletics Captain.
In September last year, I discovered that the IAAF World Athletics were taking place in London in 2017. After hearing great things about the volunteering experience at the 2012 Olympics, I was keen to apply to be a ‘Runner’ (the name given to all the volunteers).

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Join the LUCA Committee

July 13, 2017 James Findon

There are eight committee positions available for students and alumni. The new committee was elected at the AGM in May, but several positions remain unfilled. Applications are now open to be considered by the executive committee. Joining the committee is an excellent way of gaining new skills and contributing to the athletics community. Job roles vary in their level of commitment and all committee members receive a free Nike LUCA shirt. See below for a list of the avaialble roles and their job descriptions. Apply by application here. Applicants may […]

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Young leaders to gather in London

July 11, 2017 James Findon

Young athletics leaders from all over Europe will gather in London ahead of the World Championships in August. Committee members from LUCA affiliated clubs are invited to come together with leaders from across Europe. The free gathering for Young Leaders spans across the days of the 7th-10th of August inclusive. Attendees can sign up for individual. The aim of the gathering is to share experiences, network across countries and cover topics including leadership, teamwork and inclusivity. All of this will take place in a chilled, fun, social manner around the Olympic Park (outdoors) […]

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Provisional 2017-18 fixtures announced

July 10, 2017 James Findon

Preliminary dates and venues have been announced for the LUCA Cross-Country League and Indoor Championships. As per tradition, the first cross-country fixture will be held at Parliament Hill in October. Competitors will then travel to Mitcham Common (1nd Nov) and Wimbledon Common (15 Nov) fort the University of London Cross-Country championships and Bannister Cup. Later in November is the LUCA Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on the 25th. This will incorporate the 150th edition of the United Hospitals Championships and the University of London Indoor Championships. UCL will fighting to retain […]

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Run for Autism this summer

May 4, 2017 James Findon

Autism research charity, Autistica has positions available in the British 10K and Royal Parks half marathon Autistica funds and campaigns for medical research to understand the causes of autism, improve diagnosis, and develop new treatments and interventions. As part of its fundraising, Autistica has positions in the British 10K and Royal Parks half marathon. Since its founding in 2004, Autistica has raised over £8.5 million in support of autism research, and has become established as the UK’s largest and leading autism research charity. Autistica funds 40 world class scientists in universities across the […]