Clubs prepare for series final showdown

May 25, 2018 James Findon

Athletes are preparing for the final LUCA at Battersea Park tomorrow. In a record breaking season, another record fell on Tuesday as entry numbers reached 217 – the highest turnout for a LUCA outdoor competition. One of those athletes is Kerstin Pohlmann (pictured). Pohlmann leads the charge for the MVP award (the athlete with the most points overall). She’s collected points across jumps, throws and hurdles. King’s will be hoping that Kerstin can help the club hurdle over their final challenge – to clinch the Outdoor Series. Harry Browning, President of King’s […]


One hand on the trophy

May 11, 2018 Daniel Woodburn

Four seasons into the LUCA outdoor series’ existence, King’s are on the verge of regaining the trophy they last won in the inaugural season but have since lost out on to UCL. After KCL took a surprise 61-point lead at Parliament Hill, UCL and Imperial were bound to mount an assault at Lee Valley. However, the King’s contingent not only weathered the storm, but stretched their lead further to 94.5 points. It was, however, a much closer-run affair this time around, Imperial finishing the day with a tally only 12.5 […]


King’s of the Valley: results and records update

April 29, 2018 James Findon

King’s extended their lead to 92 points at the second meet of the outdoor series. The multi event challenge was won by Juliette Champaud (UCL) and Noel Rimensberger (Imperial), who picked up a new championship record of 2186. Kerstin Pohlmann (KCL) moves up to first place in the MVP ranking, just ahead of Alex Mundell (ICL) and Juliette Champaud (UCL). Other notable individual performances include Keano-Elliott Paris-Samuel (SMU) new championship record of 22.19 and Hugo Fleming’s (UCL) new championship record in the 800 of 01:58.81. There were also two new records set in […]


Outdoor Series Meet 2: Preview

April 27, 2018 James Findon

King’s go into the meet 61 points up but will be weary of a strong UCL team. Over 150 athletes will head to Lee Valley tomorrow to compete in the second meet of the LUCA Outdoor Series. At Parliament Hill, King’s opened a healthy 61 point gap, but they will be all to aware that strong starts don’t always mean strong finishes. It was at Lee Valley two years ago where Essex Blades started the day 41 points ahead of UCL and King’s, who were tied for points. UCL narrowed […]


The Battle of the Hill – LUCA Outdoor Series Meet 1 Report

April 25, 2018 James Findon

King’s top the Outdoor Series Championship after the first meet at Parliament Hill. The fourth annual LUCA Outdoor Series got underway on a mild April Sunday in Highgate. The original fixture had been postponed due to snow, but conditions were almost perfect for the start of the outdoor season. The event started with the traditional 10,000m championship, won by Ula Krajinska (KCL) and Philip Coales (UCL). Then, onto the short hurdles and 1500m. UCL took 1st place in both the 100 and 110 hurdles with wins for Juliette Champaud and Joshua Hia. Imperial enjoyed […]


Records tumble as King’s grab an early lead

April 15, 2018 James Findon

Preliminary results put King’s College in a 61 point advantage over second place UCL. Seven championship records were broken at the first meet of the 2018 series. Preliminary results are available to download here. A full race report will follow. LUCA Outdoor Series Team Standings Position Club Stage 1 1 King’s 239 2 UCL 178 3 Imperial 110 4 LSE 60 5 UEL 38 6 RVC 29 7 SMU 19 8 Goldsmiths 11 9 Barts 9 10 RHUL 7 LUCA MVP Standings Position Name Club Points 1 Joshua Hia UCL […]



March 16, 2018 James Findon

IMPORTANT: Due to the adverse weather forecast for tomorrow, we have made the decision to CANCEL tomorrow’s LUCA Outdoor Series meet at Parliament Hill. We have been in constant communication with Parliament Hill to try and find ways to reduce the risk associated with the ice, snow and high winds that have been forecast. Regrettably, we have been unable to find ways of reducing these risks. Given the high risks associated with the weather, and our inability to reduce the risks, we cannot proceed with the event. The health and […]


UCL win athletics quadruple

May 28, 2017 James Findon

UCL have won the LUCA Outdoor Series and University of London Outdoor championships, adding to the two indoor championships they won in November. There was no doubt at the start of the third stage that UCL would win the Outdoor Series. But for the majority of the afternoon, LSE led the University of London Outdoor Championships. Strong showings in the relays saw UCL leapfrog LSE into the lead, winning the championships with 233 points to LSE’s 209 and King’s 201. Full results available here and on powerof10 soon. More results […]


LUCA Outdoor Final Entries

May 23, 2017 James Findon

169 athletes have entered 357 events and 39 relays at the LUCA Outdoor Series Final this Saturday 27th May.  A full list of entries can be found below. Fifteen LUCA teams will go head to head for points in the LUCA Outdoor Series, with UCL firm favourites to win the championship for a second year in a row. Nine University of London clubs will also be competing for the University of London Outdoor Championships, the first time the championships have been held since 2009. Due to low entry numbers in the Hammer […]


Personal Best

May 16, 2017 Dan Richards

Not only did you do it, you did it better than ever before! You jumped further, you ran faster, or you threw further than EVER before! A personal best, a lifetime best, a personal record, however you phrase it those two words make it all worthwhile. Even if this was the first time, it’s official now! You were nervous during the warm up when they told you to “do your best”, but you did exactly that! Maybe that start was perfect, your form was better or you nailed the take-off […]