Running past Orange Walk outperforms carb loading


I sat in a Foundation meeting with a group of Celtic fans on Saturday, it is beyond credible what is done in our name – and there’s much more to come.

Last week the Foundation appointed a Disability Sports Ambassador, while earlier this month, we saw the opening of Celtic Park Haiti, a magnificent assistance project in one of the world’s poorest countries. In the first week of this month the Foundation made news across the globe for leading the way in their response to the refugee crisis (well, the Washington Post covered it, even if some in our own backyard didn’t).

September started with the news that CLIC Sargent’s new Home from Home in Glasgow opened with the assistance of a £60k donation of your money. CLIC offer support for families coping with child cancer.

All this, just in September!

Ambition for the Foundation is limited to the practicalities of what’s possible to deliver. To this end, several dozen of us have signed up to compete (cough) for the Foundation in the Great Scottish Run on Sunday. For most of us, it takes many months’ hard work to get to the point that you’re lining up in George Square with 10k or a half marathon ahead of you.

I’m running the half marathon, my first time at an event over 10k (only done 3 of those). It’s been a summer on the roads, the highlight of which was the fastest recorded run up Airbles Road. Running in a Celtic T-shirt through a crowd watching an Orange Walk puts more energy in the legs than any amount of carb loading.

There are lots of ways you can participate in the work:

Here, for my linked donation page.

Here for Steve Gunn’s.

Here for Thomas Eman’s.

Here for Robert Doherty’s.

Here for Stephen Hewitt’s.

Here for Kenny O’Neill’s.

If you are doing the GSR for the Foundation and would like a shout out for donations, email me, celticquicknews@gmail.com

Many thanks for your help, it’s appreciated.

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  1. 001 of Summa Bhoy Sammi & corkcelt



    Sad news guys. Thoughts and a wee prayer with you.



    I know some say that personal situations put footy into perspective and that to an extent is true.



    It is only a game afterall and is never truly the end of the world although at times it does feel that way.



    When measured against personal tradgeidies or life it pales into insignificance.



    That said, footy and our allegiance ot our clubs makes it so much more than just a game. This may differ in priority dependant on which teams we all support. in the main on here we are Tims with a few infaltrators and just plain run of the mill bams. Being a Celtic supporter is not jsut about being a fan of footy team. It brings us together on here for example, and amongst friends in a more personal nature, to support and help one another, thiose known to us and those who are strangers. Supporting Celtic also gives us a few hours a week to forget our woes in life and also join together to enjopy the company of those who might be experiencing bad times. supporting Celtic gets us through a lot of difficulties in out lives by adding a wee bit of normallity what can be stressful personal situations.



    So yes it is just a game but it is an important game for millions around the world giving us all that wee break from reality.



    the only thing thaat personal difficulties put into perspective in relation to the support of our team is that the bad times our club suffer on and off the park become less or more important dependant on whethre we are going through bad or good experiences in life respectively. But the support of our teams is what keeps many of us going in the darker days.



    MWD said AYE

  2. TBJ says Wee Oscar Knox is in heaven with the angels on




    Your run past the walk reminded me of a scene from a van damme movie when he gets meat tied to his ankles and the big dog chases him

  3. TD67



    When ive got something to moan about…you will be the first to hear.


    Now, behave yourself…I cant be bothered with your nonsense.


    Being a Celtic fan…you would think, that you should know better.


    But sadly…I don’t think you do.


    I will pray for you.


    Well done Paul! I am also running in aid of the foundation. I’ll see you at the finish line

  5. BRISBANE 67... Peter Lawwell # Serving up Tripe & Trialists since 2003 on

    Green Man



    Trolls will be trolls. Not much to do about them except ignore them. That really gets up their noses. Then they respond with more moronically minded vitriol which you ignore again. Its a virtuous circle.

  6. BRISBANE 67... Peter Lawwell # Serving up Tripe & Trialists since 2003 on

    I ran the half, years ago before I migrated. I ran the full on the Gold Coast. Nearly died. Well it felt like it at the time.

  7. TD67



    Just an addition to my last post…I forgot to refer to you as Napoleon.



    Hail Hail Napoleon

  8. BRISBANE 67



    You cannot stifle dissent…no matter how some try on this blog.


    Intelligence will prevail.


    Change is good for the soul….and is inevitable.



    Hail Hail

  9. TD67



    I wish the best for you, as I do for all Celtic fans.


    But..you don’t half annoy the life out of me:)


    However….Hail Hail

  10. TBJ, aye, it was a bit like that.



    HamiltonTim, thanks.



    LOSTINBENE, great, well done. Email me if you want a shout on the blog.



    Ard Macha, next year!

  11. The green man


    I don’t agree with you most times, in fact prob. All the time, it may annoy you yes, but you don’t annoy me, I just don’t agree with you, not the end of the world is it?

  12. “Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich ”



    Napoleon Bonaparte.

  13. Looks like the scoddish meeja are dying for fenerbache to beat the bhoys….seemingly they are better than Celtic, and are just waiting to click into gear.


    How desperate are these hun journos….they are obsessed.


    Mind you its nothing in comparison to having to deal with loyalist historians,…they will totally drive you doolally with their crazy analysis of Scoddish History.


    Ive had an ongoing situation with more than a few.


    And…they do love that wee handshake.




    The sectarianism runs deep in Scoddland.





  14. Hehehehehe seriously?




    RANGERS have postponed their Petrofac Cup quarter-final with Livingston due to players being absent on international duty.



    The last eight clash at Ibrox was scheduled for Friday, October 9 – but has now been shifted to Tuesday, October 20.



    The Gers decided to bump the fixture after three players were summoned for national service – the minimum number required for a call off.



    Gedion Zelalem being called up for the USA under 23 Olympic squad for clashes against Canada, Cuba and Panama.



    Nathan Oduwa is part of the England under 20s heading to the Elite Cup where they’ll take on hosts Germany, Holland and Turkey.



    Fraser Aird has also been given the nod for the Canada squad for their home encounter with Ghana on October 14.



    Rangers decided against postponing their Championship clash with Raith Rovers during the last international break in September but boss Mark Warburton doesn’t want to be without three key men for the cup tie this time round.

  15. TD67



    Disagreements are natural….it be boring if we were all the same in our views.


    Id buy you a pint anytime….but you would hate listening to me moan about Big Peter:)





  16. Napoleon was a Tally who happened to be born in Corsica.



    I’m a Tally who happened to be born in Greenock!




  17. I was also present at a seminar…where a student from Cork, threatened to beat the living daylights out of a particularly rabid loyalist historian.


    He soon shut up.


    I bought the bhoy a pint after it was over:)





  18. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    Just played the highlights back again on the beeb website. The goal was NOT offside. Ciftci was ahead of the defender who was marking him, but the two defenders on Bitton both played him on.


    No doubt the linesman’s view was obscured by Leigh Griffiths!

  19. Don’t think we should be surprised at the standard of refereeing in Celtic games.


    Its traditional for the hun refs to cheat Celtic….its what they are brought up on.


    And…more than a few wouldn’t have a problem telling you, that’s how it is.


    The way we have overcome it…..is by having a good Celtic team on the park.


    I expect us to win the league.





  20. There was a player offside yes, but not interfering with play, his flag went up like a bullet, where as in the rest of the game , for, throw ins, corners, bye kicks, fouls, the lino looked at the ref. Every time, as they do every game at Celtic park, it’s so clearly bent that its laughable.