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

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
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 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 4km for women and 8km for men

Course details: Course map can be found at; terrain will be mainly grassy so spikes are suitable for the course


Registration: No registration required, although some clubs do ask for a list of names before hand to help plan transport and food. Get in contact with your club captain.

Results: You will receive a token as you cross the finishing line which must be handed in to the finishing desk to have your result recorded. Once these are verified they will be posted at along with a full race report.

What should I run in: Ideally you should wear your university team vest, but there are no other restrictions. Spikes are recommended.

Further details: For past results check out

Whilst you don’t need to register please do turn up in plenty of time to warm up and acquaint yourself with the course.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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