For more sports and activities visit www.list.co.uk/events/sport
TIME TO BURN
How much exercise will offset that last custard cream you ate? Alice White is on hand with a handy comparative guide to
burning off those calories.
(57kcal) = 15 MINS
BIG MAC (492kcal) = 1 HOUR CYCLING
SLICE OF PIZZA (120kcal) = 1 HOUR PASSIONATE
PINT OF BEER (182kcal) = 30 MINS VIGOROUS WEIGHT LIFTING
GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE (89kcal) = 15 MINS WRESTLING
PLAIN BAGEL (216kcal) = 80 MINS UNICYCLING
DANISH PASTRY (287kcal) = 2 HOURS
CHEESE AND HAM TOASTIE (429kcal) = 1 HOUR PLAYING TENNIS
CHICKEN KORMA (498kcal)
= 2.5 HOURS WATER VOLLEYBALL
CAN OF COKE (139kcal)
= 30 MINS OF TAI CHI
RASHER OF BACON (64kcal)
= 30 MINS ACCORDIAN
(750kcal) = 1.5 HOURS SWIMMING
TUBE OF PRINGLES (558kcal)
= 2.5 HOURS WALKING
KIT KAT (100kcal) = 45 MINS VACUUMING
1 SAUSAGE (150 kcal)
= 29 MINS OF AEROBICS
20 THE LIST 13–27 May 2010
Enjoy a spot of tennis Sweat it out at a sports centre
SPORTS CENTRE INFO ■ X-Scape Braehead, Kings Inch Road, Renfrew, 0871 200 3222, open Mon–Sun 8am–midnight.
■ Monkey Bizness Edinburgh, Fountain Park, Dundee Street, 0131 257 4412, Sun–Thu 9.30am-5pm, Fri–Sat 9.30am–8pm. ■ Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road, 0131 661 5351, open Mon–Sun 7.30am–10pm.
Aside from all the sporting activities listed above, there are a number of spiffing multi- purpose centres that serve any other athletic requirements you care to think of. On the west coast, X-Scape Braehead has managed to put a roof over traditionally outdoor pursuits, such as skiing & snowboarding (with the Sno!zone indoor ski slope), rock climbing (including the Sky Park aerial adventure course) and even sky-diving, with the Fan Drop experience. There’s also the Monkey Bizness kids’ adventure area, which has sprawling mazes of ball pools, tunnels and slides - and there’s one of those in Edinburgh as well at the Fountain Park complex. Also in Edinburgh the Meadowbank Sports Centre offers numerous indoor courts for badminton, squash and table tennis; outdoor hockey and football pitches; the very velodrome used by Edinburgh Olympian Chris Hoy; and running, jumping and throwing areas for track and field enthusiasts, as well as the Rainbow Room soft play area for the tykes.
What about more traditional sports, like tennis? Worry not, as we’ve got that covered too. Wimbledon kicks off on Mon 21 Jun, but you can get a head start on all those Johnny-come- latelies for whom the fine sport of tennis is inseparable from strawberries and Cliff Richard. In Glasgow, Broomhill Lawn Tennis & Squash club, Western Health & Racquets Club in the West End and Newlands Lawn Tennis Club are just three of the many membership-seeking clubs in the city. For the less committed, Scotstoun Leisure Centre, which often hosts the Scottish Indoor Open Championships, offers simple pay-and-play facilities. Amid the plethora of member’s clubs around Edinburgh, the Thistle Lawn Tennis Club at Kingsknowe and Craigmillar Park Tennis Club are open for new memberships. For the more casual tennis player, pay-per-play facilities are available at the Meadows, Craiglockhart Tennis & Sports Centre and the University of Edinburgh Peffermill courts (which are open to everybody, not just students).
■ Broomhill Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, 399 Crow Rd, Glasgow, 334 2519, www.broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk
■ Western Health & Racquets Club, 30 Hyndland Rd, Glasgow, 339 0065, www.glasgowwestern.co.uk
■ Newlands Lawn Tennis Club, 18 Mochrum Rd, Glasgow, 632 1742, www.newlandsltc.co.uk
■ Scotstoun Leisure Centre, 72 Danes Drive, Glasgow, 276 1620, www.glasgow.gov.uk ■ Thistle Lawn Tennis Club, 66 Katesmill Rd, Edinburgh, www.thistleltc.zoomshare.com
■ Craigmillar Park Tennis Club, 6 Old Mill Lane, Edinburgh, www.craigmillarparktennis.co.uk ■ The Meadows Tennis courts, 07766 774529. Craiglockhart Tennis & Sports Centre, 177 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh, 443 0101. Peffermill Playing Courts, Peffermill Rd, Edinburgh, 667 7541 – info for all at www.edinburghleisure.co.uk