Over the last couple of years, athletics at Imperial has gone from strength to strength, with attendance at competitions such as LUCA and BUCS soaring during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. In fact, at LUCA indoors we broke the record for the number of entries from a London university! All of this led to the club having its best finish ever in the LUCA outdoor series, finishing in first place at the LUCA final – beating London rivals King’s, UCL and St Mary’s to do so last year. Next step: winning the whole outdoor series! On top of that, we also achieved a new high of 12th position at BUCS outdoors, so all in all a great year out on the track.
This was all built on the commitment of our new members, many of whom had never tried athletics before, let alone competed. In these competitions every point counts, so a big thank you to everyone who represented the club so well in the last year. Standout athletes over the year included Dan Mulryan and Dani Chattenton!
All of these great successes have been built from a regular commitment to our weekly track sessions at Linford Christie Stadium, where coaches from Thames Valley Harriers run sessions catering for sprinters, middle-distance and long-distance runners on Tuesday and Thursdays every week. We also run our own athletics sessions twice a week, as well as a circuits session and conditioning sessions through Sport Imperial. If you are more interested in field events, we also have access to TVH coaches for many of those events, all the way from high jump to hurdles.
What a year. Feeling inspired? Join one of the fastest-growing clubs at Imperial and help us make next year even better! If you are an alumnus of Imperial, you are welcome to join Motspur Athletics Club, a club for alumni of all London universities.