LUCA is pleased to announce the fixtures for the Cross Country League and the Indoor Championships. The format of the Cross Country league has slightly changed from previous seasons. This years addition will consist of four races with an athletes best three results contributing to their league standing. The Cross Country league will begin with the traditional curtain raiser at Parliament Hill on the 19th October, hosted by UCL. The second league race – which will also feature the University of London and United Hospitals championships – will be held […]
Well done to all who competed at Lee Valley last weekend. Results are now available on Power of 10, or click on the link below! We are hoping to be able to put on another meet this year with the new committee members, we will announce any further updates ASAP and the current team standings ahead of the meet so each club knows what they’ll need to go for gold (Dina’s got us in that Olympic spirit already!).
At an extraordinary general meeting held last week, club representatives voted to make changes to the committee and competition structure. LUCA has been dealing with a budget crisis caused by pandemic-related competition suspension and a steep decline in active volunteers. The EGM was called by the only two currently active committee members, Christian Pugsley and Abhilash Sivaraman. Attendees agreed on the need to focus on the core offer of the Cross Country League, Indoor Championships and a potentially stripped-down outdoor series. There was much debate about the potential to reduce […]
The LUCA Outdoor season kicks off at Lee Valley on 16th April 2022, in a meet jointly held with LICC. Entries are now open and close on April 7th – please click here for all the info you need!
CONGRATULATIONS to our new LUCA Outdoor Championship winners, Imperial, and to UCL for picking up the UL trophy once again. Results will be up on Power of 10 soon, or can be found here: https://www.london-athletics.com/competitions/outdoorseries/2020-2/match-3/ Thanks to everyone who competed, officiated and volunteered – we hope you had a great time!
We are pleased to announce that we have approval to proceed with the LUCA Outdoor Championship at Battersea. For full details, see here.
The Hawkshead Hobble will be hosted by the Royal Veterinary College Triathlon Club on 8th March 2020. With more tickets available than ever before, we invite you all to join us in achieving our goal of raising £1000 for the Potters Bar Foodbank. Race 5km or 10km through rural Hertfordshire. Our diverse field of runners means there will be something for everyone – attempt to beat our newly established course records, or set this as a personal challenge for the end of ‘Couch to 5k’. Both seasoned XC competitors and […]
As the New Year is well and truly underway, it can only mean one thing: an overdue LUCA piece. After a quiet few weeks after indoors we’re straight back into the thick of it, with events coming thick and fast. But first, let’s have a look back at the tail end of last year, mainly because I didn’t write anything at the time, but also to refresh our memories of the LUCA XC League situation. Wimbledon Common XC The start of autumn term is hectic for XC racers; 3 […]
Mitcham Common played host to the second round of the LUCA XC series last Wednesday, with almost 200 students making the journey south to tackle a deceptively tricky course. Fast ground lay in wait but with some nasty short climbs it would not be the pancake course many would have hoped for after Parli Hill. Thankfully some sun appeared with the runners to give a distinctly autumnal feel to proceedings. After a hotly contested first race, it was Imperial and St Mary’s who set the early pace and this was […]
Last Wednesday, athletes from throughout the city congregated to the North London grounds of Hampstead Heath with their cross-country teams, packing spikes and game faces, ready to take on the first LCL of the season. To most people, Parliament Hill is a nice hill where they enjoy jogging in the morning, walking their dog in the evening after work, or dropping of your kids to the athletics track to train on the weekends. But for this merry bunch of cross-country runners, it has a whole other meaning: as the season […]