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UL XC Champs and Bannister Cup Results

November 16, 2016 William Jones

Two hundred runners turned up on Wednesday afternoon to tackle the gauntlet of the Wimbledon Common XC course, many of whom were also competing in the UL and  UH champs that takes part alongside this LCL race. Following a hasty post-race retreat before the rain arrived a well attended prize giving ceremony was held in the Rose and Crown – much to the delight of all who attended. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are the top results from the afternoon competitions:   UL Champs, Mens Individual […]

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Seek the wombles of Wimbledon at the next LCL race

November 13, 2016 Emma Butcher

Name: Wimbledon LUCA London Colleges League race What is it: Part of a series of cross-country races run by LUCA for all students from London universities – see more details at http://www.london-athletics.com/lcl/ This race will also encompass the University of London Champs and the Bannister Cup (the latter of which is for medics only) – results for both of these will be process immediately after the race; see below for further details. When is it: 16th November at 3:15p.m. Where is it: Wimbledon Common Where to we meet: Windmill Tea Rooms, Windmill […]

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Mitcham Common LCL race report

November 6, 2016 Louise Pech

Last Wednesday, LUCA runners took on the second of the LCL Cross Country meets. The conditions were perfect for great performances on the hills of Mitcham Common. The sun was out, the terrain was not too wet or hard, and the competition was fierce. Ladies completed two 3km laps, while the men had 3 laps to run. On the ladies side, Royal Veterinary College (RVC) put on a show and won the race. Emma Dixon took the lead straight away and came home 1 minute 30 seconds clear of the […]

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Mitcham Common LCL: Results Now Online

November 4, 2016 William Jones

Results from the second round of the 2016/17 London College League Cross Country Race at Mitcham Common can now be found on the results page, along with overall team and individual standings. 164 Athletes turned up to represent their colleges on what was a bright and sunny – if cold – day. Congratulations to Paulos Surafel and Emma Dixon who won the mens’ and womens’ races respectively and well done to everyone who competed. See you again in two weeks time for Wimbledon!

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Roll up, roll up: Mitcham Common race details 2nd November 2016

October 31, 2016 Emma Butcher

Name: Mitcham Common LUCA London Colleges League race What is it: Part of a series of cross-country races run by LUCA for all students from London universities – see more details at http://www.london-athletics.com/lcl/ When is it: 2nd November at 3:15p.m. Where is it: Mitcham Common Race HQ: Mill House Ecology Centre, Windmill Rd, Mitcham CR4 1HT Closest train station: Mitcham Junction (from Victoria in 22mins or St Pancras in 39 mins) or Mitcham Eastfields (from Victoria in 19mins or St Pancras in 34mins). Who is it for: Any student from a […]

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Parliament Hill XC Race Report

October 29, 2016 Rahil Sachak-Patwa

With Autumn in full swing and the athletics season over, runners once again turn their attention to cross country. The first London Colleges League meet of the season took place on Wednesday 21st October at Parliament Hill, a course familiar to many runners around the country and the annual starting location for the league.             With a record 252 athletes competing, each club was keen to make a strong start. St Mary’s have had a stronghold over the men’s league in recent years, winning the […]

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First XC Race set to begin at Parliament Hill

October 17, 2016 Emma Butcher

Race: Parliament Hill LUCA London Colleges League race What is it: Part of a cross-country series run by LUCA for all students from London universities – more details at http://www.london-athletics.com/lcl/ When is it: Wednesday 19th October at 3p.m. Where is it: Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath – the start is to the right of the athletics track Who is it for: Any student from a LUCA member club, it doesn’t matter whether you’re trying out cross-country for the first time or are well-acquired with extensive amounts of mud already! How far is it: Around […]

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LCL Final Race Preview

February 22, 2016 James Findon

It’s hard to describe Bushy Park as a cross-country course. Its flat long gravel paths are a far cry from the mud at Gloucester (BUCS XC) and hills of Ally Pally. Consequently it will appeal to a different kind of runner. With mountain and fell runners in the mix for medals, Bushy could offer an advantage to those who like it flat. It couldn’t be closer at the top of the ladies team league. Three points separate 5th from 2nd. With equal points in 5th/4th are St Mary’s and the Royal […]