University of London Championships
Colleges of the University of London are eligible to compete in the University of London championships. These championships are funded by the University of London Athletics Club and LUCA, and are incorporated into existing LUCA fixtures. Clubs are entered into these championships automatically when registering for the LUCA event.
University of London Championships are team events – there are no individual medals for competitors.
University of London Championships are embedded in the Indoor Championships, Outdoor Championships and the Wimbledon fixture of the XC league.
United Hospitals Championships
The United Hospitals (UH) refers to a collection of London Medical & Dentistry Schools plus the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). There are two UH competitions in the year: the Bannister Cup (Cross-Country, embedded within the Wimbledon fixture) and the UH Shield (Indoor Athletics, embedded within LUCA Indoor (Lee Valley).
Read more about the United Hospitals here.
University of London XC
This is a straight championship which takes the results of the race and removes non-UL athletes. The team scores are based on the sum of position numbers and are won on a ‘lowest score wins’ basis. Men’s teams are four to score with no spacer. The minimum score is 10. Women’s teams are three to score with no spacer. The minimum score is 6. As such, clubs with fewer than four men do not appear in the UofL team standings, but will appear in the athlete standings. Same goes for teams with fewer than three women.
There is no individual UH championship, only a team championship. Team scores are based on the sum of position numbers and are won on a ‘lowest score wins’ basis. The Bannister cup is awarded to the team who have the lowest number of combined points from their first three men and two women finishing. The minimum score is 9. We take the results of the race and remove non-UH athletes.