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LUCA – FAQ

July 28, 2015 James Findon

LUCA is the new home of university athletics in London. But what does this mean for you and your club? We’ve put together this quick FAQ to help you. Do I need to join LUCA? LUCA is a membership organisation. Clubs are asked to become a member. Membership is free and very quick. Just fill out the membership application form at the bottom of the home page. Why should my club join LUCA? In order to participate in the London Colleges League (LCL) and/or the London Colleges Athletics Series (LCAS) […]

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Get qualified! Amazing deals

July 21, 2015 James Findon

Courtesy of our friends at London Athletics, we are promoting reduced costs for a collection of courses this summer.   Coaching Assistant – £50 = 22/23rd August. LiRF course – £50 = 5th September Disability Inclusion Training course – £10 = 6th September AthleFIT course – £10 = 6th September Getting more qualified coaches into university clubs is crucial to the development of athletics in the city. For more details and to book your place (spaces are limited!) contact Timothy Howells (thowells@englandathletics.org)

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London competitions merge

July 9, 2015 James Findon

LCAS and the cross country London Colleges League (LCL) will join together to form the London Universities and Colleges Athletics Association (LUCA), which will manage both competitions from the start of the 15/16 season. London will become the first city in the UK to have it’s own regional university-specific athletics body, which will have responsibilties beyond organizing the LCL and LCAS. A constitutional committee formed of LCL manager, Jonny Laybourn, LCAS manager, James Findon and Athletics Youth Advisory Group Chairperson, Jacob Hood are currently working on plans to establish the new organisation. Findon […]

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King’s crowned champions

July 9, 2015 James Findon

King’s College London have won the first ever London Colleges Athletics Series at the final in Battersea, The third and final LCAS Grand Prix was a tense affair for series founders King’s College and Imperial College London – both of whom were in touching distance of the series title. Boosted by the presence of GB junior international, Laviai Neilsen, King’s took advantage of an inspired team and won the title. The day started with technical difficulties with the timing equipment but the glorious weather kept athletes and spectators in high spirits. […]

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Relay Medley Planned for LCAS Final

May 5, 2015 James Findon

The LCAS organising committee (LCASOC) has today announced it will be staging a relay medley at the LCAS final at Battersea on the 30th May. Many variants of the relay medley’s exist, but race organisers from King’s, Imperial and University College have voted to stage a 2 X 100, 1 X 200, 1 X 400, 1 X 800. The event will see sprinters and middle distance runners compete in the same team for the LCAS Relay Medley Championship.

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LCAS #2 Moved to Lee Valley

April 5, 2015 James Findon

The London Inter Club Challenge (LICC) and the newly founded London Colleges Athletics Series (LCAS) have pleasure in announcing that they have agreed to promote their next events jointly at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on SUNDAY 19 APRIL. LICC and LCAS, are both supported by England Athletics, and will be working together to stage this highly innovative meeting which is estimated will attract over 350 athletes. The competition is graded, has electronic timing on the track and EDM in the field. Registration is now open to London University students to […]

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We are the inspired generation

February 14, 2015 James Findon

The motto of the games was ‘Inspire a Generation’. At LCAS, we believe that generation is now emerging. International athletes are at our universities in London with eyes focused on Rio. More people than ever are participating in athletics and the London Universities athletics scene is growing. LCAS is crucial to the legacy of the Olympic games in London. Without a track series for London universities to compete in, there is little motivation for university clubs to develop. This is why we used Lord Seb Coe’s words in our first LCAS […]

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What’s in a logo?

February 6, 2015 James Findon

At LCAS, we thought long and hard about the name of the series and our logo. We wanted a logo that reflected the values of the new league and respected the history of its origins. LCAS is the track and field equivalent of the XC London Colleges League (LCL) that runs between October and February. Whilst the word ‘colleges’ in the name of the series may cause some initial confusion, it is a reference to the LCL that initially included the constituent colleges of the federal University of London. The LCL now includes […]

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Website launched!

January 26, 2015 James Findon

Welcome to the official home of the London Colleges Athletics Series. Keep an eye on our website for details about registration, results, photos, videos and more.

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LCAS commits to be the most inclusive games

January 26, 2015 James Findon

The LCAS organising committee (LCASOC) this week affirmed their commitment to include parathletes in the inaugural 2015 series.  Whilst the games wont include wheelchair racing, every effort will be made to make the games as inclusive as possible. Questions about parathletics at LCAS should be directed to james@London-athletics.com.