BUCS 10,000 Host Announced

September 26, 2017 James Findon

The Loughborough Open Meet will host the BUCS 10,000 Championships in 2018. The event split off from BUCS Outdoor Championships in 2017 due to UKA permitting regulations on timetable duration. The 2017 event was held alongside Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PB’s. LUCA had applied to host the event but the BUCS sports advisory group decided to award the competition to Loughborough University. The decision was based upon a number of factors including the date of event, resource needed from BUCS office and the permit process. BUCS will review the […]


LUCA athletes excel at BUCS Outdoor Championships

May 2, 2017 Emma Butcher

The May bank holiday weekend brought much excitement for student athletics in the form of the BUCS outdoor athletics championships. There were spectacular performances from students around the UK, including new records in the Pole Vault (well done to Adam Hague with 5.35m), Hammer (well done to Taylor Campbell of Loughborough with 73.40m), as well as both the seated discus and shot put for Vanessa Wallace (F34) and Stacie Gaston (F57) in their respective categories. Being LUCA though, we want to give a great big shout-out to the students of […]


Night of the 10kms 2017 is almost upon us!

April 19, 2017 Emma Butcher

  The only lane 3 beer ‘n cheer in the world is soon to be here. On the 20th May 2017, London’s Parliament hill athletic track is holding their annual ‘Night of the 10,000m’ event. For those who are unsure what this means, spectators stand in lane 3 of Parliament Hill athletics track whilst Britain’s top athletes battle it out over a series of 10,000m races. The event this year also incorporates the IAAF World Athletics Championship Team GB Trials (in London this summer by the way!), the British Championships, […]


University of London athletics club; triumph at BUCS and plans for the future

February 17, 2017 Emma Butcher

Written by Emma Dixon, Max Arzt-Jones and Eleanor Harrison of University of London Athletics Club The University of London Athletics Club is mainly formed of athletes from smaller London university colleges because the larger colleges have teams of their own. But on Saturday 4th February, despite being swamped in numbers by other teams, our girl’s team placed 6th out of 59 teams across Britain in the BUCS Cross Country Championships, in Sheffield. Read on to find out more about our BUCS experience and how you can get involved in the […]


St Mary’s and Brunel shine in Sheffield

February 12, 2017 James Findon

Brunel’s Rebecca Murray and Southampton’s Alex Teuten win Gold at the largest ever BUCS Cross-Country Championships at Graves Park in Sheffield.  St Mary’s took the top place in the Men’s Long and Short Team races. Conditions were cool and dry but the course was wet from heavy rain overnight. Thick mud, hills and jumps provided technical challenges to the 1991 athletes across three races. Murray was in a fierce battle with the South of England champion, Emily Hosker-Thornhill and the 2014 under-20 European XC championships silver medalist, Jessica Judd during […]


BUCS Cross Country 2017: What you need to know

December 29, 2016 James Findon

BUCS Cross Country Championships 2017 will be hosted by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Last year saw record numbers with a record turnout by the LUCA clubs. BUCS XC is the largest student cross country event in the country. Universities from all over the UK send athletes to compete. The standard is mixed. The winners tend to be competitive international athletes, but this makes up a small percentage of the total number of competitors. Most of the runners are around the same standard as you see at the LUCA LCL […]