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Battersea Bleep Test Bonanza for Beat

March 2, 2019 Catriona Rennison

Exactly one year ago, some fundraising lunatics over at UCL came up with a brilliant idea. What if we took the bleep test and made it….longer? Harder? And did it all for charity? And so the Bleep Test Bonanza for BEAT was born. 5km laps of a beautiful London park, with the first lap set at 40 minutes, and each lap time decreasing until the final, 10thlap at a brutal 19 minutes. In its inaugural year, 40 people entered into this madness, and completed at least one lap of the […]

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Reclaiming Running

March 1, 2019 Ula Krajinska

This article discusses eating disorders. If you are affected by anything mentioned here, you can find support links at the bottom of the page. My name is Ula and I am in my second year at King’s studying nursing, as well as being a committee member for King’s Athletics & XC as welfare secretary. I am a long distance runner and am currently training for Edinburgh Marathon in May this year, raising money for the eating disorder (ED) charity BEAT. I have always been active and participated in sport from […]

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LUCA XC Grand Finale – Imperial and Saint Mary’s take gold

February 28, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

Yesterday marked the last day in the LUCA calendar for the Cross-Country season, as the teams rallied their athletes for the Grand Finale in Wormwood Scrubs during what felt like a late spring afternoon. With St Mary’s A team on top of the men’s teams’ leaderboard with a 181 points lead over rivals UCL A, Imperial’s Women’s A team had 122 points more than UCL A, determined to keep their title as champions. On the individual standings, Thomas Butler from St Mary’s had won 2 races and was topping the […]

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Scrubs poised for XC showdown

February 26, 2019 Jack Dickenson

With temperatures soaring to a frankly ridiculous 21 degrees in February (still sure about climate change Donald?), and The National over, one could be forgiven for thinking that XC is over for this season. Runners at Wormwood Scrubs tomorrow will find out otherwise, as LUCA runners take to the mud for one last time to decide the series’ victors. It promises to be a tight one, too; with 4 races done, 2 teams have emerged as contenders but with notoriously fluctuating turnouts at the last race, it could all potentially […]

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Running the risk of eating disorder

February 25, 2019 James Findon

When you have been in this sport long enough, the chances are you’ve known someone with an eating disorder. I have been involved in university sport for over a decade, and have witnessed many students (men and women) struggle with their relationship with food. Often it starts with good intentions – the desire to lose excess weight, develop muscle and run faster. But that can be the start of a slippery slope into tighter restriction of food and over training. The result is often the same; injury and a general […]

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LUCA takes on BUCS Indoors Championships

February 23, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

Last weekend, the annual pilgrimage to Sheffield for BUCS indoors returned as on Friday the 15th, the weekend marking the opening of the athletics season kicked off at 13:00 with the Men’s 60m heats on the track. With 109 entries, it was the most contested event of the Championships. Friday saw the heats, semi-finals and Finals for the men’s and women’s 60m sprints and hurdle races, the 800m heats and for the field events, the weekend started with the Triple Jump and Shot Put pool stages. For the Women’s 60m sprint, […]

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ED Awareness Week – we want your stories!

February 18, 2019 Jack Dickenson

Next Monday sees the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Running from February 25th to March 3rd, it aims to increase awareness of the myriad issues surrounding eating disorders, and promote understanding of both the conditions and the support available for them.  In sport, and in athletics in particular, focus on food is naturally one means of optimising performance by ensuring adequate nutrition. However, the danger of this developing into an eating disorder is recognised, but perhaps under-appreciated amongst the athletics community. This is what James Findon, founder of LUCA […]

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LUCA take on BUCS Cross-Country

February 8, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

On Saturday 2nd February, athletes from across the UK set off from home to the southern city of Exeter to compete in the BUCS Cross-Country race. Despite concerns raised due to the weather and the snowy landscapes observed by many on their way to Devon, the course itself in Bicton College was clear and as athletes started arriving in the morning, the sun came out and set a vibrant atmosphere. With over 1500 competitors, along with their supporting squads, the ground in Bicton College was soon rumbling as athletes here […]

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Loughborough athletics Alumnus takes part in The Rock’s Titan Games

January 21, 2019 Aymeric Regnier

Montez Blair, who was at university in London, at Loughborough’s London campus, is a renowned athlete and currently works for Oracle as a Business Development Consultant, and is competing in the Rock’s ‘Titan Games” on US television. His story is most inspirational and his work ethic is worth reading about here. Blair’s Early Life: Throughout his youth, Blair was always solely about sports and school, determined to stay true to himself, his goals and his values. Despite not being brought up in the most thriving of environments, he stayed on his goal-oriented […]

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RVC to host Hawkshead Hobble

January 20, 2019 Jack Dickenson

The Royal Veterinary College are hosting the 3rd edition of their successful Hawkshead Hobble, a 5 and 10km race around their scenic Potters Bar campus. Taking place on Sunday March 24th, RVC promise ‘a lovely rolling course through the farmlands’, according to president Luke Gunter, and entries are priced at just £8/£10 for 5/10k (affiliated) or £10/£12 (unaffiliated). Having raised money for the Rainforest Trust and Nowzad in the past, the race is supporting a very worthy cause this year in the Potters Bar Foodbank. Previous editions of the race […]