The List selection of the best in sporting events overthe next lortnight. Sport is listed lirst by event and then by day.
ATHLETICS Sunday 20
I Motherwell Ravenscraig Halt Marathon Wishaw Sports Centre, Wishaw. 0698 355821. The fun run which attracted nearly 2000 seasoned and not-so seasoned athletes last year, commences at 10am. The thirteen mile race for more dedicated competitors begins at 11am.
I SWMA East V West Match Sports Centre, Coatbridge. 1pm. Defying Kipling‘s dictum that the twain would never meet— East and West that is— Kipling had little interest in the SWAA.
I Srl Chimney. ‘Runners are Smilers’, 2 Mile Race The Meadows, Edinburgh 7pm. Entryil. See panel.
I Bathgate and West Lothian Highland Games and Hill Race Creamery Park. Bathgate 10am. Traditional heavy events and junior races climaxing in the 8 mile race through the Bathgate Hills.
I Auld Toun10k The Glen. Dunfermline, 7.30pm. Popular race through the old part ofthe town, yes. the clue was in the title.
I Sri Chimnoy, ‘Runners are Smilers',1 Mile Race The Meadows. Edinburgh 7pm. Entry £1 . See panel.
Saturday 19 Stoddard County Championship
I Ayrshire v West Lothian The Oval. Prestwick. lpm. Ayrshire with their new West Indian professional. Noel Guishard, fancy themselves as one of the three counties in with a solid chance oftaking the Championship away from Abroath County.
I Stirling County v Perth County Williamfield, Stirling. lpm. Lastseason‘s runners up take on their closest rivals, geographically at least.
I Clackmannan County v Arbroath County The Arns. Alloa. lpm. Omar Henry and the boys from the ‘Big Smokie‘ should clean up here.
HALL WESTERN UNION
I AV! V Kilmamock Cambusdoon, Alloway. 1.30pm.
I Clydesdale v Poloc Titwood, Beaton Rd, Glasgow. 1.30pm.
I Greenock v Drumpelller Glenpark. Brisbane St, Greenock. 1.30pm. The home side have already got their work cut out if they are to retain the League title, Greenidge or no.
I Ferguslle v Kelbume Meikleriggs, Paisley. 1.30pm.
I West ot Scotland v Uddingston Hamilton Crescent, Peel Street. Glasgow. 1.30pm. EAST LEAGUE
I Carlton v Stewarts/Melville The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1.30pm. Not the greatest of starts so far by Carlton;
FOUR MINUTE SMILER
This month the Srl Chimnoy AC's popular summer series at road races resume at the Meadows, Edinburgh. These races till a special place in the running calendar and cater for men and women at all levels of ability, trom ioggers and tunrunners who just like to run with others and perhaps compare times lrom week to week, to elite racers and club runners looking to improve their personal best against quality opposition.
There are many reasons for the continued and growing popularity of the races. They are run on the Sri Chimnoy Peace Mile - a last, llat, accurater measured one mile loop. This was set up by Sri Chimnoy AC and established by Edinburgh District Council. As well as a race venue, it is also a much-used training facility. (There are similar Peace Miles all over the world —the most recently being established in East Berlin. Sri Chimnoy, a man of peace, is also a keen athlete, and has inspired literally thousands of people to take up running). Other Peace Miles in Scotland are at Glasgow Green and Balbardle Park of Peace, Bathgate, with more to lollow.
With support from Edinburgh District Council, it has been possible to peg eritry lees, which have stayed at £1 tor quite a few years now- another reason people like the races
But mainly people just like the way the races are organised. The atmosphere is lrlendly, and everything is simple, straightforward and geared to the runner. As more than one participant has commented, it’s the
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way races used to be — no commercialism, no hype, just the fun of doing it, for its own sake.
01 course, there are no massive prizes either. But there are medals each week for the tirst seven men and women, and the first three men and
women over fifty. Competition for these
can be tierce.
Most of the races are two-mllers, with the odd other race thrown in for variation —lrom 1 mile to 10km. The 1 mile races also cater for wheelchair athletes.
Entry is on the night, lrom 6.30pm at the Pavilion, Jawbone Walk, with the races starting at 7pm.
So whether you tancy a burn-up with
some of Scotland's top club runners, or
a gentle jog round the Meadows in good company, come along and find out why Runners are Smilers. (Alan Spence)
Srl Chimnoy, ‘Runners are Smilers’, 2 Mile Race, Wednesday 23, The Meadows, Edinburgh. 7pm. Sri Chimnoy, ‘Runners are Smilers’, 1 Mile Race, Wednesday 30, The Meadows, Edinburgh, 7pm.
they lost to Stenhousemuir and then, depite a great display of batting prowess, could only manage a draw against Freuchie.
I Heriots F? v Edinburgh Academicals Goldenacre, lnverleith Row, Edinburgh. 1.30pm. The old school tie.
I Kirkcaldy v Cupar Bennochy. Kirkcaldy. 1.30pm.
I Royal High v Grange Jock‘s Lodge. Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Stenhousemuir v Freuchie The Trvst. Larbert. 1.30pm. '
Stoddard County Championship
I West Lothian v Aberdeenshire Boghall, Linlithgow. 1.30pm.
I Flteshire v Stirling County McKane Park. Dunfermline. 1.30pm.
HALL WESTERN UHIOH I Drumpelller v Clydesdale Langloan.
I Kelbume V Ayr Whitehaugh . Paisley. 1.30pm.
I Kilmamock v Ferguslie Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1.30pm.
I Uddingston v Greenock Bothwcll Castle Policies. Uddingston. 1.30pm.
I Poloc v West of Scotland Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. 1.30pm.
RYDEH EAST LEAGUE
I Edinburgh Acads v Calton Raeburn Place. Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Freuchle v Royal High Public Park. Freuchie. 1.30pm.
I Grange v Heriots Raeburn Place. Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
I Stewarts/Melville v Kirkcaldy lnverleith, Edinburgh. 1.30pm.
CYCLING Sunday 27
I Audax: 150km Time Trial for Touring
Cycles Drumlanring Castle , Dumfries. 9am. The start of a week ofbicycling events in Dumfries and Galloway — there will also be a bicycle polo match and mountain bike races later in the week (contact 0387 50434 for details).
FOOTBALL Sunday 20
I Scottish Junior Clip Final Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. 2.15pm. Hill of Beath Hawthorn v Lesmahagow. The climax of the Junior football season.
I Scottish Women's Cup Final Newtongrange Stadium, Newtongrange. 2pm. Cumbemauld V Whitehill Last year‘s winners, Whitehill, will try and retain the trophy in the face ofa strong challenge from Cumbernauld.
I Scotland V Poland Hampan Park. Glasgow. 3pm. After the match against Egypt on Wednesday at Pittodrie, this is one of the final chances for Mr Roxburgh to cast an eye on the hopefuls for Italy.
DIEM Saturday19-Sunday 20
I Strathclyde lntematlonal Strathclyde Park, Hamilton. 10am—5pm. The regatta is edging away from the domestic tag towards a more international look though they scoffed at any suggestions ofaping Henley. Crews are expected from England, Wales, Ireland and Holland.
Thursday 24—Tuesday 29
I McEwan‘s Scottish Series Gourock—Tarbet. The 230 entries in the 11 different classes will race to Tarbcrt where a further series of races will be held.
SPEEDWAY Thursday 17
I Edinburgh Monarchs v Derwlckv Newcastle v Glasgow Powderhall Stadium, Edinburgh. 7.30pm. The top northern teams compete over four legs for a place in the finals at Peterborough in August. Edinburgh scraped through last year though the competition is tough for the top two qualifying places.
I Glasgow 261 Tigers v Arena Essex Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen Road, Glasgow. 7.20pm. £3.50 (£1 .50). The tigers have hopefully recovered their form after losing six league matches in a row. A recent victory over Exeter has put the spark back in their engines and their own Kenny McKinna still retains the Silver Helmet, after losing it briefly to a rider from Poole.
I Edinburgh Monarchs v Powderhall Stadium, Edinburgh. 7.30pm. As yet uncertain who the opponents are.
76The List 18—31 May 1990