BRITANNIC ASSET MANAGEMENT WOMEN’S 10K
On the run
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Since its inauguration in 1993, the Britannic Asset Management 10k run in Glasgow has pitched itself as a platform for women to get fit, eat healthily and challenge themselves both mentally and physically. Better still, it’s all in a good cause as the event helps raise awareness and, more importantly. funds
for the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity.
Record entry figures of 9290 in 2002 firme establish its position as the UK's largest women-only timed road race. And this year's competition looks set to be bigger and better than before; a staggering 5,300 runners have already signed up and Glasgow City Council is optimistic that the ultimate target of 11,000 will be met. An impressive feat by any stretch of the imagination.
Following the success of last year’s route, the run kicks off at Bellahouston Park. New and old runners alike should be in pretty good company: so far the line-up includes the welcome return of international athletes Lornah Kiplagat, Tanni Grey Thompson and Caroline Kwanbei. Go, sisters. (Anna Millar)
I Bellahouston Park, Glasgow. Sun 78 May. See www. run. g/asgow. gov. uk for
application form and d€i3I/S.
Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication. Sports listings are subject to change, so please check in advance. Listings are compiled by Maureen Ellis.
Tennis: Scottish Open Championships (‘riiigloekhan Tennis Centre. 177 Colinton Road. 444 1969. 10am. £2 (free). The highlight of Scotland's tennis calendar. The tournament will also have a kids‘ fun area. a tennis factory and coaching clinics. it also features an international junior match between Scotland and Ireland (Sat 10 & Sun 1 I May) and a festival of tennis for SChtXliL‘iiiidft‘li (until Fri 9 May) on the indoor courts.
Cricket: Scottish Saltires v Somerset Sabres (irange Cricket Club. Portgower Place. Stockbridge. 313 7420. 1pm. £10 (£5). The second game in the National cricket league for Scotland's cricket side.
Tennis: Scottish Open Championships Craiglockhart Tennis Centre. 177 Colinton Road. 444 1969. 10am. £2 (free). See Thu 8.
OutSide the Cities Horse-racing: Evening Meeting Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. ()1698 283806. 6.15pm. £10—£15 (under 16s free). The first evening meeting of the season featuring the MlTlE Mile.
Saturday 1 0
Festival of Sport (ilasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. 10am——6pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Famin orientated activities range from athletics. aerobics and climbing to American football. soccer and golf.
Football: Celtic v Hearts (‘eliie Park. Kerrydale Street. Parkhead. 551 8653. 3pm. A crunch match if ever there was one. Celtic need to make every point count. while Hearts will want to hold on to that [European spot.
Tennis: Scottish Open Championships Craiglockhart Tennis Centre. 177 Colinton Road. 444 1969. 11am. £2 (free). See Thu 8.
Football: Hibernian v Motherwell Easter Road. 12 Albion Place. 661 1875. 3pm. £l7—£22 (£10). With relegation almost certain. the 'Well need to knock out an Old Firm-style performance to take three points.
OutSIde the Cities
Motor racing: F3lGT Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill. Dunfermline. 01383 723337. 9am. £10 (£5; under 12s free). The largest car meeting seen in Scotland with TVR Tuscans. Formula Ford Zetec. Porsche Cup and Formula 3 cars.
Festival of Sport Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. 10am—6pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Sat 10. Football: Rangers v Kilmarnock lbrox Stadium. Edmiston Drive. 0870 600 1993. 3pm. £l9—£22 (£1 1 ). This home
game against fourth-placed Killie could hold the key in celebration for the .(icl‘s
Tennis: Scottish Open Championships ('raiglis'khart Tennis Centre. I" Colinton Road. 444 1969
I lam. £2 (free i. See Till] .\
OUlSIde the Cities
Golf: Celebrity Amateur Golf Tournament 'l‘iirnberry (‘iiilt (‘oiirse 'l‘urnberry. 08qu 220 2799 Celebrity -A.\1 gold tournament on the Ailsa links Part or [farm un‘u‘ [lid]
Motorbracing: F3/GT Knockhill Racing (‘irctiiL Knockhill. Dunterinliiie. 01383 723337. 9am £20 (£10. under 12s free). See Sat 10.
Rowing: Strathclyde Loch Sailing Regatta Strathclyde Country Park. 366 Hamilton Road. Mother“ ell. 01698 266155. l0amr5pni. Free. Competitive dinghy racing.
Football: Celtic v Dundee Celtic Park. Kerry dale Street. Parkhead. 5.51 8653. 7.45pm. Depending on Rangers' recent form. this home game for the iihoys against middling Dundee has the potential to be electric or extremely tedious.
OutSIde the Cities
Horse-racing: Evening Meeting Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothw ell Road. Hamilton. 01698 283806. 6.10pm. £10—£15 (under 16s free). iivening meeting featuring the £40,000 Braveheart Stakes.
Festival of Sport Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. l0am—6pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Sat 10. Football: Partick Thistle v Dundee United Firhill. 80 l-‘iriiill Road.
. 579 1971. 3pm. £15 (£8). 1f Falkirk finds
favour in the SPL. the Tangerines could be fighting for premier survival.
OUtSlde the Cities
Motorbracing: British Superbikes Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill. Dunfermline. 01383 723337. 9am. £10 (£5; under 12s free). See photo caption. Horse-racing: Variety Club Day Hamilton Park Racecourse. Bothwell Road. Hamilton. 01698 283806. 2.20pm. £10—£15 (under 16s free). [Enjoy the racing whilst helping to support a worthy cause. Football: Livingston v Hibernian West Lothian Courier Stadium. Alderstone Road. Livingston. 01506 417000. 3pm. Bobby Williamson's men shotild safely take three points from this 1.othian derby.
Athletics: Britannic Asset Management Women’s 10k BellahoUston Park. BellahoUston Drive. 248 9909. 10am. Women's 10k road race around the streets and parks of Glasgow in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. See preview and www.mnglasgow.gov.uk Festival of Sport Glasgow Science Centre. 50 Pacific Quay. 420 5000. 10am—6pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Sat 10. American football: Scottish Claymores v Rhein Fire Hampden Park. The National Stadium. Letherby Drive. 0500 353535. 3pm. £5—£l05. More American football action as the Clay mores play another home game. this time facing stiff German opposition. The pre-match entertainment starts at noon. with a live set from Fame Academy runner-up Lemar. Edinburgh
Athletics: BUPA Feetbeat
Holyrood Park. 08000 271 106. A 10K charity run in aid of Shelter Scotland.
British Superbikes The annual VlSli of the British Superbikos is the Closest thing Scotland has to a grand pox-style event. Thousands of raCing tans Will descend on the Dunfermline Circuit to lap up a weekend packed With two-wheeled raCing action. Reaching speeds of up to 190mph over various stages. these Superbikes certainly live up to their name.
I Knockhill RaC/ng Circuit. Knockhill, Sat 17 8. Sun 78 May; www. knock/ii”. co. uk
featuring Iieat 106 Dis and pit/es galore (io to w w wheat IlIb/lcctiwal lot more information.
Football: Hearts v Rangers 'l‘ynecastle Sladltlltl. (itirglc Road. 2”” 7201. 3pm. £18 £20 (£10), Can Rangeis maintain their blistering Iorni till the bitter season t‘ttd'.’
Outside the Cities
Motor-racing: British Superbikes Knockhill Racing Circuit. Knockhill. Dunferniline. 01383 723337. 9am £20 (£10; under 12s free). See Sat 17. Surfing: Red Bull Local Hero Surf Tour Pease Bay. lladdington. 10am. Free Red Bull is scouring the country for talented surfers who want to w in the opportunity to train with the 'pros‘ iii South Africa. Renowned surfers Richie Sills and Sam I.ainiroy will be iudging performance by competitors in a series of flexible expression \L‘SSItlllS. The winners will be taken to experience South Africa's six—foot waves and coached in techniques and low- in surfing. To register for the event. go to www.redbullliicalheriitour.co.uk
Cricket: Scottish Saltires v Middlesex Crusaders (irange (‘rickei Club. Portgow er Place. Stockbridge. 313 7420. 1pm. £10 (£5). National cricket league fixture.
Horse-racing: Musselburgh Races Musselburgh Racecourse. Linkfield Road. Musselburgh. 665 2859. 6.25pm. £10 £15 (£5); under 16s free. Flat racing.
Cricket: Scottish Saltires v Derbyshire Scorpions (irange Cricket Club. Portgower Place. Stockbridge. 313 7420. 1pm. £10 (£5). National cricket league fixture.
Outside the cities
Horse-racing: Kelso Races KCiSt) Racecourse. Kelso. 01573 224767. 2.10pm. £7—£l5 (£4); under 16s free. National hunt horse racing.
Outside the Cities
Horse-racing: Kelso Races Kelso Racecourse. Kelso. 01573 224767. 6.40pm. £7—£l5 (£4); under 16s free. See Wed 21.
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