Preliminary dates and venues have been announced for the LUCA Cross-Country League and Indoor Championships.
As per tradition, the first cross-country fixture will be held at Parliament Hill in October. Competitors will then travel to Mitcham Common (1nd Nov) and Wimbledon Common (15 Nov) fort the University of London Cross-Country championships and Bannister Cup.
Later in November is the LUCA Indoor Championships at Lee Valley on the 25th. This will incorporate the 150th edition of the United Hospitals Championships and the University of London Indoor Championships. UCL will fighting to retain the David Morgan Cup and UofL Indoor Trophy while St George’s will hope they can win the United Hospitals Shield in their first year as a LUCA affiliated club.
The cross-country league will continue in 2018 at Alexandra Palace on the 24 Jan. The venue for the final has yet to be confirmed after Bushy Park became an unaffordable option in 2017.
Dates for the outdoor series will be published soon.
Provisional Fixture list
XC race 1: 18 October, Parliament Hill
XC race 2. 1 November, Mitcham Common
XC race 3 (UofL XC Championships and Bannister Cup). 15 November, Wimbledon Common
Indoor Championships (inc. UofL Indoor and United Hospitals): 25 November, Lee Valley
XC race 4. 24 January, Alexandra Palace
XC race 5. 21 February, venue tbc