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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 […]

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Welcome back

January 9, 2019 Jack Dickenson

The last of the turkey’s gone, the tree is well and truly down and students everywhere are bemoaning the start of the new term. There is some good news though, as LUCA have some afternoons of joy (read: pain) to brighten the winter months. So, here’s a glimpse of what you can look forward to from us in 2019.   Ally Pally XC AKA when you realise that 8th mince pie might not have been the greatest shout. The shortest course, but also arguably the toughest, with some killer climbs […]

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My LUCA: Henry Murdoch

December 22, 2018 Jack Dickenson

Henry Murdoch is the current president of LUCA. A UCL grad, he’s no stranger to leading – as their president last year, he guided them to cross country, indoor and even varsity success. He’s not quite the classic athletics story though, as he says he initially ‘really hated running’ before finding his feet at uni. He now runs for Highgate, and spoke to LUCA to tell us a bit about his journey. What’s your uni background? I read History with French at UCL which included a year abroad studying in Paris. […]

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Oh Captain, My Captain – nominate your LUCA Leaders

December 16, 2018 Jack Dickenson

Ever thought that despite all their nagging you to fill 17 events at indoors/making you trudge through freezing mud/setting gut-busting intervals, your club captain is actually pretty alright? If so, now’s your chance to nominate them for The Tab’s Captain of the Year 2018. They’re running a UK-wide competition to find the best uni sports captain around, so why not nominate your LUCA club captain? All you need to do is fill in a short form on The Tab website HERE. It’d be great to see LUCA represented so get […]

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Indoor Champs round up

December 7, 2018 Jack Dickenson

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 […]

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This Girl Can Neon Rave Run 2018

December 3, 2018 Henry Murdoch

As part of the nationwide ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, UCL are organising their annual Neon Rave Run, open to all girls – of any ability – studying at a London university! The TGC Neon Rave Run has been a huge success story in recent years and it will take place at 6.45pm on Thursday 6th December this year.  The route is 5km and goes between famous landmarks: Shakespeare’s Globe, the London Eye, Big Ben and the Tower of London, with regular breaks for circuit exercises at iconic spots! And of course loads […]

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Brunel wins first LUCA title

December 2, 2018 James Findon

Brunel have won their first LUCA title to become Indoor Champions. The west London university – known for its sporting excellence – is the first institution outside of the University of London to win the LUCA Indoor Championships. Most impressively, they did it with just 10 athletes. Out of these ten athletes, nine scored LUCA points, with Remi Jessop leading the way with eight points across the 60 and 200m. Another win and four points came from Annika Teska who also broke a course record in the high jump with […]