Celtic FC Foundation’s runners lead the way at Great Scottish Run

THE 2015 Great Scottish Run took place recently and runners – both big and small – were in fine form as they pounded pavements across Glasgow to support Celtic FC Foundation. 

Around 25 runners took part in a variety of challenges across the weekend, including the ‘Super Saturday’ family and kids day on October 3 as well as Sunday’s 10k and half-marathon challenges. 

Starting in George Square in the centre of the city, runners set off across the River Clyde and passed iconic landmarks and buildings including the Hydro, the Finnieston Crane and Pacific Quay as they made their way toward the McLellan Arch and the finish line in Glasgow Green.

Leading the way on ‘Super Saturday’, were the McQuillan family as five-year old Emma and three-year old Sophie ran the family mile with parents, Kevin and Claire, who followed that with the 10K run on Sunday.

Also among our 10k contingent, it was three-in-a-row for our 10k runners Gordon Donaldson and Robert Doherty, as they both ran for Celtic FC Foundation for the third consecutive year. 

The half-marathon featured participants coming across the Atlantic, and despite a journey of thousands of miles, it was the final 13 that mattered most for US-based Celts, Stephen Hewitt and Michelle McComb-Hewitt.

The pair travelled all the way from New Canaan, Connecticut to take on the half-marathon and raise money for Celtic FC Foundation. 

Celtic FC Foundation would like to thank all our participants for their effort, dedication and continued support. Thanks to our runners, almost £6,000 has been raised with all proceeds going towards furthering initiatives within our key priority areas of Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty (HELP).

If you’re interested in running for Celtic FC Foundation in the 2016 Great Scottish Run, please contact Celtic FC Foundation on 0141 551 4291 or email [email protected]

Celtic FC Foundation would like to thank all the participating runners for their wonderful support:

Super Saturday Family Mile
Emma McQuillan
Sophie McQuillan

Gordon Donaldson
Robert Doherty
Kevin McQuillan
Claire McQuillan
Iain McGovern
James Mooney
Kenny O’Neill
Pat McGinley

Patrick Scott
Gerry McGlone
Steve Hewitt
Michelle McComb-Hewitt
Steve Gunn
Tom Emans
Paul Brennan
Edward Hargan
Matthew Traynor