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

Saturday 1

I Corrieyairack Challenge Hill Race Race starts 1 lam from Fort Augustus Abbey. Info: 0131 317 7320. They breed them tough in the Highlands which is just as well for this race: a seventeen-mile hill run followed by a 23-mile cycle. The fastest competitors will be staggering into Kincraig Village around 2.30pm. Last year 120 runners raised over £12,000 for charity.

ramm— Saturday 1

I Tay Marathon Start Dunkclil Bridge. noon. The creme (It' [a ('I'i'nlt' of Scotland's long distance canoers will be converging on Dunkeld psyched up to paddle all the way down to Perth a whopping 23 miles. If it pours with rain in the week preceeding the race then the best competitors will be crossing the finishing line in under two hours; if the weather stays dry and the river level is low then the race will take up to three hours.

Saturday 1

SCOTTISH COOHTY CHAMPIONSHIP I Strathmore County v Perthshire Lochside Park. Forfar. lpm.

I Arbroath County v Clackmannan

Road. Arbroath. 1pm.

I West Lothlan County v File Boghall. Edinburgh Road. Linlithgow. 1pm.

I Ayrshire v Stirling County Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. lpm.

I Fortarshire v Aberdeenshire Forthill. Fintry Place. Broughty Ferry. Dundee.



I Uddlngston v Ferguslie Bothwell Castle Policies. Castle Avenue. Uddingston. 1pm.

I Kllmarnock v West of Scotland Kirkstyle. Little Bellsland Road. Kilmarnock. lpm.

I Poloc v Drumpellier Shawholm. Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. lpm.

I Ayr v Greenock Cambusdoon. Alloway. Ayr. l m.

I Clydesdale v Kelburne Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1pm.


I Falkland V Royal High Scroggie Park. Falkland. lpm.

I Edinburgh Academicals v Heriot’s Raebum Place. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Grange v Carlton Raebum Place. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Watsonlans v Stenhousemuir Myreside. Myreside Road. Edinburgh.

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I Corstorphine v Freuchie Union Park. Carricknowe Parkway. Edinburgh. 1pm.

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County Lochlands Cricket Ground. Keptie

' credibility stakes is Carnoustie’s chiet 5


Only a week separates the two most

3 important competitions in the British

; golfing calendar. Only the mouth of

the River Tay physically separates the courses that they are going to be

played on. St Andrews, the historic home of 9011, will take media centre stage between 16—23 July when the world’s best golfers compete for the British Open Championship and Carnoustie, in Angus, just across the water, will play host to the Scottish Open between 12-15 July.

One man who believes that it might not be long before the Carnoustie course supercedes St Andrews in the

caddy master, Martin Roy: ‘St Andrews may be the mecca of golf with all its wonderful history but there is no

doubt that Carnoustie is harder to play i

than St Andrews. We have founded our

name on being one oi the toughest links golf courses in the world,’ he claims.

A links 9011 course is one that is beside or near the sea. They pose

. ditticulties to players because of 5 rough ground and the breezes that

blow in from the sea. Hoy believes that anyone who can master the especially treacherous nature of the Carnoustie

I course is a great player.

‘Playing on links is basically a battle against the elements,’ he enthuses.

‘It’s very difficult to play against an

unpredictable wind so people come to play Carnoustie in order to improve

Colin Montgomerie ponders the putt

their control of the game. Carnoustie is also a very natural course, unlike 5 the manicured courses which can be round inland or in America. Instead,

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we like to let nature take its course. For instance, our bunkers - originally they weren’t tilled with sand; they were just raised bits of ground. History has it that sheep used to shelter themselves from wind behind these mounds. Of course they ate the grass and in time the ground was eroded into sandy bunkers.’ Fore legs good, I guess. (Philip Oorward)


Saturday 8


I Fortarshire v Arbroath County Forthill. Fintry Place. Broughty Ferry. Dundee.

l m.

IpAberdeenshire v Strathmore County Morningside Road. Mannofield. Aberdeen. lpm.

I Clackmannan County v Perthshire The Arns. Cambus Road. Alloa. lpm.

I File V Ayrshire McKane Park. Dunfermline. lpm.

I West lothian County v Stirling County Boghall. Edinburgh Road. Linlithgow. lpm.


I Fergoslie v Poloc Meikleriggs. Corsebar Road. Paisley. lpm.

I West of Scotland v Ayr Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. lpm.

: I Greenock v Oddingston Glenpark.

Brisbane Street. Greenock. 1pm.

I Kelburne v Kilmarnock Whitehaugh. Barshaw Drive. Paisley. 1pm.

I Drumpellier v Clydesdale Langloan. Drumpellier Avenue. lpm.


I Royal High v Grange East Bamton Avenue. Edinburgh. 1pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Edinburgh

Academicals The Tryst. Tryst Road. Stenhousemuir. 1pm.

3 I Freuchie v Watsonians Muir Road.

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Freuchie. lpm.

I Heriot’s V Falkland Goldenacre. Ferry Road. Edinburgh. lpm.

I Carlton V Corstorphlne Grange Loan. Edinburgh. lpm.

Saturday 1

I SCU Scottish Championships Sprint Meadowbank Stadium. Edinburgh. 10am. Free. The 45th annual race of the Scottish Cycling Union sees around 40

competitors pedalling for all they're worth

around the hard track at Meadowbank. The real action in each race comes in the final 200 metres; up till then the cyclists trundle around at praCtically a walking pace. jostling for a good tactical position before sprinting for the finish at speeds of up to 40mph.

Glasgow I Race ans Tuesdays. Thursdays and

Saturdays. Shawfteld Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.

Wsednesday 12—Saturday 1

I The Scottish Open Carnoustie. near Dundee. Info: 01334 47?. H2. 8am tee- off. Adult season pass £35; concs season pass £25; daily passes £10—£14 (lib—£10). See panel.

Monday 3

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 6.45pm. Flat racing. Could be good summer's evening entertainment down by the beach at Mussie.

Tuesday 4

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 2.15pm. Flat racing.

Monday 10

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. First race 2.15pm. Flat racing.


Sunday 9

I Supercup Knockhill Racing Circuit. By Dunfermline. Fife. 01383 622090. 11am. £10. Two-wheel. rubber burning action featuring double round 11‘ superbikes. 125 and 250 GPs. sidecars. single cylinders and superteens. This is Britain’s premier motorcycle championship.

Sunday 2

I Glasgow Tigers v Kings Lynn Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613 1552. 6.30pm. £7.50 including race card.

£3.50 for kids and OAPs. Premier League match.

Sunday 9

I Glasgow Tigers v Oxtord Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. 613 1552. 6.30pm. £7.50 including race card. £3.50 for kids and OAPs. Premier league match.

68 The List 30 Jun-13 Jul 1995