The United Hospitals Athletics Club was an athletics club that founded in 1867. It hosted an annual championship in which the United Hospitals Athletics Shield was awarded.

History

The club was formed on May 31, 1867 at West Brompton running grounds. The club was set up by Mr. S. Edwin Jolly who held the position of treasurer during the early years of the club. The club hosted an annual championship, which was first held in 1867 and won by Guy’s Hospital.

Events at the championships were slightly different to a modern track and field competition. The events held on June 11 and 12 1869 at Beaufort House included; Flat Race 100 yards, Flat Race 250 yards, Flat Race 880 yards, Flat Race One Mile, Flat Race 2 miles, Hurdle Race 120 yards, Hurdle Race 440 yards, High Jump, Long Jump, Hammer, Throwing the Cricket Ball, shot put, Three Legged Race and Consolation Race 250 yards. King’s, Guy’s, London, St Thomas’s, University College, St George’s and St Mary’s Medical Schools took part.

Guy’s Hospital Athletics Club after winning the UH Athletics Shield in 1967

For the fourth annual meeting in 1870 the event had to be moved to cater for a crowd of over 3000 spectators to the A.A.C Grounds, Lillie Bridge with 127 entries across all the different races. The first presidents of the club were highly esteemed physicians and surgeons, Sir William Fergusson (1867), Sir Thomas Watson (1868) and Sir William Jenner (1869). The club required a physician and surgeon from each participating hospital to serve as vice-presidents of the club, this secured funding for the various prizes and ensured its continuation from year to year. By the end of the 19th century the club held events at Stamford Bridge.

Competitions

LUCA currently organises two United Hospitals competitions; The Bannister Cup (cross-country) and the United Hospitals Athletics Shield (indoor championships).

Eligibility

An eligible student is someone who is required to complete a clinical placement in a hospital or veterinary practise as a part of their degree or who studies biomedicine or bioveterinary.

-Confirmed on 8th November 2017 by UH Club representatives.

Eligible students must declare their eligibility by selecting the UH option on their profile.

Members

Charing Cross Hospital Medical School
1818-1984
Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School
1984-1997
Imperial College School of Medicine
1997-
Westminster Hospital Medical School
1834-1984
St Mary’s Hospital Medical School
1854-1997
Royal Postgraduate Medical School
1935-1997

St George’s Hospital Medical School

1733-

St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School                 1550-1982 United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals
1982-1998
King’s College London School of Medicine and Dentistry
1998-
Guy’s Hospital Medical School
King’s College Medical School
Middlesex Hospital Medical School
1745-1987
University College & Middlesex School of Medicine
1987-1998
The Royal Free & University College Medical School
1998-2008
renamed
UCL Medical School
2008-
University College Hospital Medical School
1834-1987
Royal Free Hospital Medical School
1874-1998
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
The London Hospital Medical College
Royal Veterinary College
2009-

 

Shield Winners

YearWinner
1867Guy's
1868St George's
1869King's
1870King's
1871Guy's
1872Guy's
1873Barts
1874King's
1875St George's
1876St George's
1877Guy's
1878Guy's
1879St Thomas's
1880St Thomas's
1881St Thomas's
1882St Thomas's
1883St Thomas's
1884London
1885Barts
1886Barts
1887Barts
1888Barts
1889Barts
1890Barts
1891Barts
1892Guy's
1893Guy's
1894Barts
1895Guy's
1896St Mary's
1897St Mary's
1898St Mary's
1899Barts
1900St Mary's
1901Barts
1902Barts
1903Barts
1904London
1905London
1906London
1907London
1908Barts
1909London
1910London St Thomas
1911London
1912London
1913London
1914London
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920Guy's
1921King's
1922Guy's
1923Barts
1924Guy's
1925Barts
1926Guy's
1927Guy's
1928Guy's
1929Guy's
1930St Thomas's
1931St Thomas's
1932St Thomas's
1933Barts
1934Barts
1935Guy's
1936
1937Guy's
1938
1939London
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947Guy's
1948Barts
1949Barts
1950
1951
1952London
1953London
1954St Mary's
1955London
1956Guy's
1957Guy's
1958Guy's
1959St Mary's
1960
1961St Mary's
1962St Mary's
1963St Thomas's
1964Guy's
1965
1966Guy's
1967Guy's
1968Guy's
1969Guy's
1970Guy's
1971Guy's
1972Guy's
1973Guy's
1974Guy's
1975Barts
1976Barts
1977Westminster
1978Westminster
1979Westminster
1980King's
1981
1982St Thomas's
1983St Thomas's
1984
1985
1986Guy's
1987
1988
1989
1990St Mary's
1991St Mary's
1992St Mary's
1993St Mary's
1994St Mary's
1995Barts
1996Barts and the London
1997Barts and the London
1998Barts and the London
1999Barts and the London
2000Barts and the London
2001Barts and the London
2002Barts and the London
2003Barts and the London
2004Imperial
2005Imperial
2006Imperial
2007Imperial
2008Imperial
2009Imperial
2010Imperial
2011Imperial
2012Imperial
2013Imperial
2014Imperial
2015Imperial
2016GKT
2017St George's
2018RVC
2019St George's