Seek the wombles of Wimbledon at the next LCL race

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

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 Rd, Wimbledon, London SW19 5NQ

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 beforehand 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.

Results for the University of London Champs and the Bannister Cup will be processed immediately after the race and presented at the Rose & Crown hotel (

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.

Be sure to watch out for the famous Wombles of Wimbledon on your way round!



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