Get the New Year off the starting blocks
It’s the time of year when we see lots of happy posts of friends running the new half marathon in Swindon or maybe Bristol, Chippenham or Cricklade half marathons? Have you thought to yourself “I could never do that”?
Well, now is the time to start planning so you can achieve this too! The Mad March Hare is perfectly timed for getting the New Year off the starting blocks and the 5 and 10k routes are ideal to get that first ‘milestone’ under your belt on the journey to achieving a half marathon later in the year. It is a fun and friendly event which also raises funds for Breast Cancer Now. Fancy dress is not essential but don’t be surprised to see a wide array of characters and funky outfits hopping along the courses on the day!
The 2018 event will take place on Sunday 25th March, starting and finishing at Lydiard Park Academy in West Swindon. Registration opens on 1st November so why not set your half marathon goal now and bounce over to the website to register! For more information and online registration, visit www.madmarchhare.org.uk.
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Back by popular demand – Quiz Night 2017
That’s right, it’s Quiz Night 2017! Come and join us on Wednesday 1st November for a night of quizy fun!
Swindon Town Football Club 7pm
First round gets underway at 7.30pm
Tickets only £6.50 per person
Ticket price includes a Ploughman’s supper
Teams of 6 to 8 max or you can join a team on the night
Prizes for the wining team
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Fundraisers ran, walked and hobbled the distance for the 10th annual Mad March Hare event to raise money for the Breast Cancer Now Charity.
Report from the LINK
Many of the have-a-go participants threw themselves into the fun by dressing in pink or sporting an array of weird and wonderful fancy dress; others jogged along with their little ones in pushchairs or were tugged along by their four-legged friends.
The event, on Sunday, say hundreds of people take on the 5k or 10k routes around West Swindon and Lydiard Park starting and finishing at Lydiard Park Academy in Grange Park.
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
To donate or find out more about the charity log on to www.breastcancernow.org
Report at Total Swindon
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this popular annual event saw participants run, jog or walk either a 5km or 10km route through Lydiard Park, raising money for Breast Cancer Now Swindon and North Wilts.
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Report from the Swindon Advertiser
ONE of Swindon’s most popular running events marked its 10 year anniversary in style on Sunday.
As the clocks went forward and the sun shone brightly, runners and walkers from across the town and beyond made their way to Lydiard Park Academy for the tenth annual Mad March Hare.
The event, which is put on each year in aid of Breast Cancer Now, has so far raised almost £100,000 and organisers hope that the fantastic turnout this year will be enough to see that milestone well and truly passed.
Kathy says that is very much intentional and all part of making the day so welcoming for those taking part.
“It’s a really nice, whacky, fun event. We don’t call it a race, there’s no chip timing or anything like that, it’s more to do with encouraging people to be outside and active whether that’s walking, running or jogging,” she said.
“We’re dog friendly too, they’re welcome and they get their own goody bags too.”
In what felt like just minutes since the last runner had left the start line, the first finishers returned.
Leading the men was Simon Jell, of Swindon Harriers, while crossing first for the ladies was Leah Baker.
Setting the standard for the youngsters was Reece Prouse-Edwards while the first four-legged finisher was boxer LuLu, accompanied by her humans Tamzin and Tegan Harris.
But that journey makes their annual trip around the course even more meaningful.
“We love doing it,” said Carol. “We’re here every year, we can’t run so we walk it.
“We always dress up too, everyone is so friendly all the way round the course.”
Also finishing in the middle of the pack were the cast of the Wizard of Oz.
The group met just over 18 months ago when they joined Swindon Shin Splints as rookie runners. Since then they’ve bonded and finished two half marathons, the latest just last week in Reading.
Decked out as characters including the tin man, the wicked witch and even Dorothy herself, the group were big hits with onlookers and fully lived up to their “run for fun and friendship” mantra.Share This:
10th Anniversary Officially a Great Success
A great success! British Summer Time got of to a fantastic start with the sun shining in all it’s glory on the runners and walkers at our 10th Anniversary event.
Elite runners, first timers, families and dog walkers made the event a huge success. With the amazing turn-out, committed fundraising and dedicated sponsorship we’re hoping to reach our cumulative total of £100,000.
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Kathy, Eunice and I did our bit on the radio on Saturday
The MoonWalk is 20 Years Old
The MoonWalk, organised by Walk the Walk, came into existence 20 years ago in New York City when just 13 women power walked the City Marathon to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
Why not register for one of their events and help raise even more money!
Go to the Walk the Walk website and learn all about the challenges.
Mad March Hare Curry Night at the Lalbagh a great success
Over 50 diners came along to our Curry Night fundraiser at the Lalbagh Indian restaurant on Tuesday 7th February and made the event a huge success. With a generous donation from Abdul Kahhav we raised an amazing £740.
A big thank you to all our supporters for coming along and to Abdul and his team for providing diners with a fresh tasty buffet and excellent service.