I Those in search at good clean fun could do a lot worse than to head off to the Scottish Canoe Polo Championships. The game is played between two teams of live with each side trying to score points by throwing the ball into a rectangular net set two metres above the water. The players can use their hands to shoot for goal or to pass the ball but can only use their paddles to block passes, batting the ball is out. Just to add an element of action to the game competitors can tip over their opponent’s canoes it they are in possession oi the ball or indeed near it. The Championships begin at 9am on Saturday 11 Feb and Sunday 12 Feb. The linals on Sunday take place at Wishaw Baths, Hyde Head and the preliminary rounds on the Saturday take place at Larkhall Pool and the Wishaw Baths.

FIRST DIVISION I St Mirren v Haith Rovers St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm. I Ayr United v Oundee Somerset Park. Tryfield Place. Ayr. 3pm. I SI Johnstone V Hamilton McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road. Perth. 3pm. I Ountermline v Stranraer East End Park. Halbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. SECOND DIVISION I DOS V East File Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm. I Oumbarton v Meadowbank Boghead Park, Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm. I Stirling Albion v Morton Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm. I Clyde v Berwick Hangers Broadwood Stadium. Cumbemauld. 3pm. I Brechin v Stenhousemuir Glebe Park. ' Trinity Road. Brechin. 3pm.

Saturday 18


I DOS V Brechin Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm.

I Oumbarton V Clyde Boghead Park. Miller Street, Dumbarton. 3pm.

I East File v Morton Bayview Park. Methil. Fife. 3pm.

I Meadowbank v Stirling Albion Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Berwick Hangers Ochilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir. 3pm.

Events are listed alphabetically by sport, then by day. Sport listings compiled by Jonathan Trew.

Sunday 12

I SAF National Cross Country Championships Bell‘s Sports Centre. Perth. Info: 0131 664 7864. Noon. Around 2000 entrants will be competing for a variety of prizes for winning races ranging in distance from 4000m to a leg- buckling 12.000111.

Saturday 18-Sunday 19

I SAF Combined Events Indoor Championships Kelvin Hall. Argyle Street. 357 2525. 10am. Programme £1. entry free. Two days of sporting prowess including the heptathlon. Fancy your hand at the 60m. the Iongjump. the shot putt. the high jump. the pole vault. the 60m hurdles and the 1000111?


I Hace ans Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdavs. Shawt'ield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.


Saturday 11 HOCKEY .


I Celtic V Hibs Hampden Park. Glasgow. Frlday 17-Sunday 3pm. I Sixth European Club Indoor Hockey

I Aberdeen v Bangers Pittodrie Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm.

I Hearts v Kilmarnock Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Partlck Thistle v Motherwell Firhill Park, Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. Illundee United v FalkIrk Tannadice Park. Dundee. 3pm.

Championship Meadowbank Sports Centre. Edinburgh. Info: 0131 650 8170. Fri 4pm. Sat 9am. Sun 9am. Tickets: Fri £1 (50p). Sat and Sun £3 (£1.50); weekend pass £5 (£2.50). Teams from Scotland, England. Slovakia. Belgium. Switzerland. Croatia. Ireland and Sweden clxh.

I Turning Point, the charity which helps people with drink, drug and mental health problems is throwing down the gauntlet to all comers with its Challenge ’95. The organisation, which recently opened a crisis centre in Glasgow, is challenging people oi all ages and abilities to set themselves a goal in one 01 tour disciplines be it running, cycling, rowing or swimming. The aim at the challenge, supported by liniord Christie, Chris Boardman, Chris Bonnington and Olympic rowers Jenny and Greg Searle (pictured above), is for participants to raise money lor the charity by achieving their goal within six weeks and raising as much sponsorship money as possible tor the charity. One of the participating groups is the fitness centre at the Balmoral Hotel which is encouraging its members to swim the equivalent at loch Lomond, row the Forth lrom source to sea on a rowing machine and climb Ben Nevis, or at least the equivalent thereol, using their climbing lrame. To lind out about participating sports centres in your area phone 0171 680 1291.

Saturday 11

I Ayr Haces Ayr Racecourse. Ayr. First race 1.50pm. National Hunt racing on Scotland’s most prestigious track.

Monday 20

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Race Course. Musselburgh. First race 2.10pm. National hunt racing on the windswept track of Mussy.


Saturday 11


I Boroughmuir v Edinburgh Academicals Meggetland. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Heriot’s FP v Watsonians Goldenacrc. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Gala v Jed Forest Netherdaie. Galashiels. 2pm.

I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Hawick Old

, Anniesland. Glasgow. 2pm.

9 I Stewart/Melville FP v Stirling County

luverIeith. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I West of Scotland v Melrom Burnbrae. Glasgow Road. Milngavie. Grasgow. 3pm. I Dundee HS FP v Currie Mayi'ield.

Arbroath Road. Dundee. 2pm. DIVISION 2

I Haddington v Biggar Neilson Park, Haddington. 2pm.

I Corstorphine v Edinburgh Wanderers Union Park. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Wigtownshire Beveridge Park. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

I Gordonians v Glasgow Academicals Countesswells. Aberdeen. 2pm.

I Musselburgh v Grangemouth Stoneyhill. Musselburgh. 2pm.

I Kelso v Preston Lodge FP Poynder Park. Poynder Place. Bowmont. Kelso. 2 )m.

II Peebles V Selkirk Hay Lodge Park. Neidpath Road. Peebles. 3pm. DIVISION 3

I Ounlennline v East Kilbride McKane Park. Dunfermline. 2pm.

I Trinity Academicals v Portobello FP Bangholm. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Hutcheson’s Aloysians v Hoyal High Auldhouse. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Ayr v Edinburgh University Millbrae, Ayr. 2pm.

I Kilmarnock v Langholm Bellsland. Kilmarnock. 2pm.

I Oumiries v Hillhead/Jordanhlll Park Farm. New Abbey Road, Dumfries. 3pm. I Clarkston v Stewartry Braidholm. Braidholm Road. Giffnock. Glasgow.


I Just under 550 hardy souls braved the elements last year to take part in the Tiso

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Carnethy Five Hill Race. The race takes a circular course, covering six miles and involves a total climb of 2SOOlt. Amazingly, the record lor completing such a gruelling course is a mere 48 minutes. This year sees the 25th anniversary of the race and the event has attracted entrants from all over Britain including John Brooks, last year’s winner from Lochaber and Angela Brand-Barker, the women’s course record holder. The race starts at 2pm on Saturday 18 Feb. Spectators should take the shuttle bus service to the start line from Beeslack High School, Edinburgh

Hoad, Penicuik from 1pm onwards.

74 The List 10-23 Feb 1995