Newcastle Fan Plans Monumental 3100 Mile Run Across USA


Remember Mark Allison’s charity run from John O’Groats to Lands End, which Mark started on July 7th last year and finished on 12th August, and raised thousand of pounds for charity?

A slim Mark Allison being awarded his Newcastle shirt by Chris Mort

Mark’s now planning his next project for Charity and it is even more challenging than his heart warming run from North to South last year in Britain, which was 874 miles.

Mark’s next project is to run 3100 miles in just 100 days across the USA in 2011, and the banner that will plug this event for Charity is RUN GEORDIE RUN.

We are extremely pleased to be able to support Mark in this monumental effort for charity, since we are based here in Raleigh, NC and hopefully can help.  Mark’s rigorous training has already started, and he’s already beginning to raise funds for St Benedict’s Hospice and The Children’s Foundation.

Next month, Mark will be launching his “3000 scheme” and will ask people to help dedicate each mile of the USA 2011 run, to the memory of a lost loved one.  Mark is adamant that he wants this run to be so much more than about him running in memory of his family, and he wants it to have as far reaching an effect as possible.

Mark hopes his run will be much more than just about one Geordie, with a heart of gold, running in memory and on behalf of the people of the North East of England and beyond.

Mark Allison – kept to a rigid diet while on run    😀

We’ll report more on this as Mark starts firming things up in the next couple of months when he will probably request a nominal amount (probably £2) via the www.justgiving.com web-site , and he will then dedicate a mile of the run to the donor’s lost loved one.

Mark will again have his personal web-site, as he goes through this monumental run, day by day, and for each day of the run, he will list the lost loved ones that the day is dedicated to.

Also, the full list of the 3000 names will be available to view on Mark’s new web-site for this monumental effort www.rungeordierun.com.

More details will follow, and we are only too happy to support Mark Allison in any way we can. It’s one of the joys of running a web site dedicated to the Newcastle United Football Club.



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22 comments so far

  • beyethegreat

    Nov 6, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    ed
    its good to see you advertising a lot of charity

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  • toonoholic

    Nov 6, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    we shld all put in 2 bux in name of our lost loved one . fernando or totenham

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  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 6, 2008 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Gan on Geordie…Ya’ mad bastard!..
    😀

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  • Ken

    Nov 6, 2008 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Mark Allison proved in 2007 that he can complete a run, he ran the length of the UK!

    I urge you to support Mark in his charity raising efforts.

    Well done Ed….. Cheers Ken

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  • Whumpie

    Nov 6, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    This guy is going to bankrupt me if he keeps doing this unbelievable stuff. The organisation and PR is so impressive too – the whole thing is incredibly well thought out and deserving of everyone’s support.

    To everyone reading this: please don’t just think “what a nice man” and leave it to later – click on the link and pledge some money now. Will you really miss that fiver? Really? Two pints or one pack of tabs? We should spread the word, put that link into all our posts, and help to dwarf the amount he raised last time.

    Ed and co – look after wor chava when he’s in your part of the country, eh?

    C’mon our Mark!

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  • NYCNick

    Nov 6, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #6

    I’d love to get updates on the run, keep us state-siders informed! Thanks Ed.

    -Ready to run with him in my shirt

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  • O'Hurley

    Nov 6, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #7

    If he’s runnin’ through Nashville, I would love to see him, or hell, even help him out with lodgings if he needs it, ha! I’d damn sure buy him a pint ‘o broon.

    p.s. I’m not a Geordie by birth. Hell, I’m not even English. Could someone please tell me what “wor” means? lol

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  • Toonlad

    Nov 6, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    O’Hurley : This is a form of basic Geordie. It means “our” as in “Wor bairn” meaning “our child.” Other examples might be “Wor Ma,” – “our Mother,” “Wor Da,” – “Our Father,” or as is commonly used in the area: “Wor Netty is bust” – “Our toilet recepticle appears to be out of service and in need of repair.”
    🙂

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  • Toonlad

    Nov 6, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #9

    By the way, lads in the Toon, I have been away from my beloved land for some time. You lot may not be using the humble Netty any longer. You may have graduated to something posh like a bidet etc. (I think that’s like a big potty with a hose pipe attached to it.)

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  • O'Hurley

    Nov 6, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Toonlad- thanks for the education! So Wor Jackie, is “Our Jackie”. Cool. I’m trying to brush up on my Geordie dialect in preperation for a future pilgrimage to Newcastle. I’m the only person I know here in Nashville that supports the Toon. I’ve even got my replica shirt (all official with just the number “9” on the back. No name, so as to pay homage to ALL the great #9’s [“wor” Jackie included:)]. I’ve even got a car sticker on the back of my car! So, I guess I’m “gannin” back to work now, lad:)

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  • O'Hurley

    Nov 6, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #11

    p.s. I can now sing all the verses to “Blaydon Races” while playing it on the guitar. For Halloween, I dressed as Alan Shearer and impressed my friends with a little song in homage to the Toon! Much love from across the pond!!

    Ho’way the lads!

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  • Toonlad

    Nov 6, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #12

    O’Hurley : Visited Nashville in 1999 and had a great time. Visited that place with the horses sitting at the bar upstairs (sorry forget the name).
    I wouldn’t mind gannin’ back to Nashville to be quite honest. Bit of boot scootin’!!

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  • O'Hurley

    Nov 6, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Toonlad- Honestly, I can’t remember that bar lol! But bars come and go in Nashville all the time. The downtown district has VASTLY improved since you’ve been here. MUCH trendier, MUCH nicer, and many fewer bums on the streets. My favorite bar/pub is a place called Dan McGuinness Irish Pub. They show Premier League games every Saturday. It’s about the only place in town that does, and it’s MASSIVELY popular. People ower here are actually gettin’ into their footy. If you’re ever down this way, let me know in advance, and I’ll make sure that y’all get the proper tour! It’s better when you get to see all the little hole-in-the-wall places that make it great. I’m glad it’s me hyem, like!

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  • tripp

    Nov 6, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Hey, if he needs a place to stay in Denver…

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  • tripp

    Nov 6, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #15

    O’Hurley, you sound like me. I’m looking forward to getting to SJP someday. An A’m werkin’ on me accent, like. Get yersel a copy of Wicked Geordie. It’s a Geodie-English dictionary. It’s good fun and you’ll pick up some of the slang that some of the lads on here throw around.

    I grew up in Savannah but live in Denver now. Gotta find a good pub to watch games at. Search on Google, there might be a NUFC fan club in Nashville. Then again, Tennesee ain’t exactly proper football country.

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  • Mark Allison

    Nov 6, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Thanks for the comments chaps and thanks to Ed for the early publicity.

    Rest assured I’m working very hard to achieve the next goal.

    Mind you the hardest part is giving up beer and cutting down on the Madras and bacon sarnies!

    Howay the Lads!

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  • skin d

    Nov 6, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #17

    a’ wad dee it mesel if yi stick i fishing rod ower me back dangling ten cans o fosters on the end.
    gud luck though mate,i hope yi raise loads i lowie.

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  • skin d

    Nov 6, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #18

    SOME GEORDIE WORDS.
    GAN/GANNIN =GO/GOING.
    A=I.
    YERSEL=YOURSELF.
    WAD= WOULD.
    HED=HAD.
    WOR=OUR.
    NIVVOR=NEVER.
    OWLD/AUD/AULD=OLD.
    GADGIE=BLOKE/MAN.
    OWER=OVER.
    MER=MORE.
    HINNEY=TERM OF AFFECTION TO A FEMALE.
    PET=SAME AS HINNEY.
    LASS/LASSES=GIRLS/WOMEN.
    WYE AYE= OF COURSE. YOU CAN ALSO SAY (WYE AYE MAN).
    HEED=HEAD.
    NAPPER=HEAD.
    BREED=BREAD.
    HOO=HELLO.
    HOY=THROW.
    WING=ALSO TO THROW.
    YER KNAA=YOU KNOW.
    AYE=YES/CERTAINLY.
    NAR=NO.
    NEET=NIGHT.
    REET=CERTAINLY/YES YOU CAN ALSO SAY ALREET WHICH MEANS HELLO.
    MORRA/TOMORROW.
    CLARTS=MUD.
    HACKY=DIRTY.
    DIVVENT=DONT.
    AAL=ALL.
    FOWER=FOUR.
    FOWTY=FORTY.
    DUNCH=TO BARGE OR CRASH.
    WHA=WE/WE ARE.
    CANNY=GOOD.
    JUGAL=DOG.
    BAIRN=BABY/KID.
    MUCKLE=BIG/LARGE.
    GEET=BIG/GREAT/GREATER MAINLY USED OWER THE WATTA.
    WATTA=WATER/RIVER.
    RADGY=SOMEONE WHO IS BAD TEMPERED OR A NUTCASE.
    EE=HE
    EE,S=HE IS.
    NEE=NO.
    LIGGIES=MARBLES.
    TOON=TOWN.
    DOON=DOWN.
    ABOOT=ABOUT.
    AROONED=AROUND.
    TAR=THANK YOU.
    TABS=CIGARETTES.
    HUCKLE=HOMOSEXUAL.
    CANNIT= I CAN,T/CANNOT.
    HEV=HAVE.
    KETS=SWEETS.
    GANNA=GOING TO.
    ALANG=ALONG.
    WRANG=WRONG.
    CHIV=KNIFE.
    CHARVA=ROUGH YOUTH USUALLY A CAR THIEF,SHOPLIFTING TYPE.
    MOOTH=MOUTH.
    OOT=OUT.
    SKEETS=SHOES/SKEETED =KICKED.
    BOOLED=BOWLED.
    SHAART=SHIRT.
    TROOSERS=TROUSERS/PANTS.
    KNAA=KNOW.
    YE=YOU.
    WORRA= WHAT A.
    NOO=NOW.
    BONNY=GOOD LOOKING.
    THAT,S AAL FO NOO LADS N LASSES.
    DOON=DOWN.

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  • O'Hurley

    Nov 6, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Skin D: That’s great! I’m gannin’ hyem, like, ta tell me hinney all aboot yer Geordie wards i wisdom, yer knaa! Tar!

    Tripp- great to know I’m not the only one, brother! I’m ganna pick up a copy o’ Wicked Geordie asap! If you’re ever in Nashville, lemme know and we’ll grab a pint! rdriber@gmail.com.

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  • skin d

    Nov 7, 2008 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #20

    SOME MORE GEORDIE WORDS.
    CHORE=TO STEAL.
    TAALK=TALK.
    WAALK=WALK.
    BAAL=BALL.
    T.W.O.C.=TAKE WITHOUT THE OWNER,S CONSENT,SO A PERSON WHO IS A CAR THIEF IS CALLED A TWOCKER.
    WAALL=WALL.
    TAAL=TALL.
    SMAALL=SMALL.
    SCREEVE=BOTHER.
    FRISK=FIGHT.
    HEED THE BAAL=SOMEONE WHO IS INSANE.
    TAC=MARAJIUANA OTHER NAMES =COWIE,BLAA,
    LOSIN’ BAALS=SOMEONE WHO IS UGLY.
    SHOOWER=SHOWER.
    FLOOER=FLOUR.
    BUEA= A LASS OF ILL REPUTE= SHIZ’ A REET BUEA HOR.
    HOR=HER.
    BELTER=WHEN SOMETHING IS GOOD=ALSO SAY PURELY BELTER.
    BOILER=A’ LASS= AYE SHIZ A CANNY BOILER HOR LIKE’.
    CRACKER=NUTCASE= AYE EE,S A CRACKER HIM LIKE.
    BAPS=BREASTS.
    DORTY=DIRTY.
    DORTY PILLAS’=BREASTS.
    PILLAS’=PILLOWS.
    WOR LASS=THE WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND.
    WOR KID=YOUR BROTHER OR COUSIN.
    HOT WATTA BOTTLE=A LASS(DEROGATORY).
    CHEBS=BREASTS.
    CORDY=PENIS.
    JACKSY=THE ASS.
    ON YER TOD=BY ONES SELF= HERE MAN A WOZ ON ME TOD.
    WOZ=WAS.
    HYEM=HOME.
    AH’S= I AM.=A IS GANNIN,MACKEMS SAY WE,ES GARN.
    THE KEN OR KENNEL= YOUR HOME.=AM GANNIN ALANG ME KEN.
    GRAFT=PLACE OF WORK.=AM GANNIN T’ GRAFT.CAN ALSO MEAN TO STEAL.
    TAXING=THIEVING BY MENACE.
    BLAART= THE FEMALE SPECIES ALSO A NAME FOR THE VAGINA.=IF YOU GO TO A PUB OR CLUB SAY WYE YER CANNIT SEE FER BLAART IN HERE.
    MOST OF THESE WORDS ARE FOR AMERICAN TOON FANS BUT DIVVENT WORRY CAUSE NEN OF THE OTHER PEOPLE IN ENGLAND DIVVENT KNAA WHAT WHA TAALKING ABOOT EITHER.
    AL KEEP THEM COMIN THO TATTY BYE FOR NOO.

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  • brownrob

    Nov 7, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #21

    I just bought his Villa vs Toon matchday programme on ebay!

    Thanks ed for letting us know. the rest if you go donate too 😉

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  • O'Hurley

    Nov 7, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Skin d-

    Hoo, lad! Tar fer the muckle list o’ words. Ah’ll learn ’em reet, like. Might take some time ta get ’em in the aud napper, but A gots a canny memory and Ah’m ganna get it dun, yer knaa! A laughed at yer list o’ dorty words, too, lad! Ha, A saw a blaart the other dee wit da geetest set o’ baps Ah’ve seen in awhile. Mind shees weel stacked, and a canny boiler, hor like. A’d like to twock a feel o’ dem chebs, alreet! So, I’m gannin’ t’ graft noo, but A hope to talk soon, lad. ‘Ave a canny day, m’ screeve and watch oot far dem bueas!

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