Mid Season Review

March 20, 2024 James Findon

It’s official. Say goodbye to the mud. Track is back. After a busy few weeks of various varsity victories, Hyde Park relays and some trips ‘up north’, the outdoor season will start proper with the LUCA Outdoor Open at Battersea this weekend. As with any changing of the seasons, it is a time to reflect and take stock of the achievements to date. We had a shaky start with a void race at Parliament Hill despite some excellent displays and debut performances from our new member clubs; UEL, Kent and […]


The rise of the Midnight Runners

August 29, 2016 James Findon

Running clubs may be on the decline, but running communities are on the rise. No better example of the rapid growth in running communities is there than the Midnight Runners. Within 15 months, the group has gone from 15 runners to over 400. I’m a regular club runner, but one of my colleagues has spoken so highly of the Midnight Runners group that I decided to give it a go and compare the two experiences. So, for the last two months, I’ve been running with the Midnight Runners every Tuesday evening at their 10K Music […]


‘Race’ film review

June 19, 2016 Rhianna Madden-Hansle

Race is a biopic which recalls the life of American athlete Jesse Owens (1913-1980) and the drama around his participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics games. The 1936 Olympics fell during a time in which African Americans faced segregation and discrimination within the United States as well as in Germany, the latter of which was related to the rise of Nazism. At 134 minutes in length, Race is an endurance test but is worth watching for its depiction of Jesse Owens journey to win 4 gold medals at the Olympic games, which […]