GDPR (Data Protection Regulation) comes into force on 25th May 2018

Mad March Hare and the new GDPR (Data Protection Regulation)

As you may know, GDPR – the new Data Protection Regulation, comes into force on 25th May 2018.  We may hold some information about you as a past Mad March Hare participant, a volunteer or as someone attending another of our events.  For the main event we collect this information during registration and use your details to process the registration, to send out event packs and to email you occasionally.  For those volunteering, this is when you confirm you are willing to volunteer with us and is used to send you details about volunteering and Mad March Hare related events. We also collect information when you book any of our other occasional events. Your personal details are not shared with any third party.

To ensure you are aware of what information we collect and how it is used, please refer to the Mad March Hare Privacy Information Document.

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Spring Forward!

Daylight saving time 2018 in United Kingdom will begin at 01:00 on Sunday, 25 March, so don’t forget to put your clocks forward by one hour!

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CONGRATULATIONS to our first Virtual Finisher!

Mad March Hare has it’s first finisher

Gail Folland is unable to join us on the 25th March but was keen to take part so she was delighted that we offered a Virtual Event this year.

Here’s Gail receiving her medal when she dropped into the team meeting on Wednesday evening.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for making me feel so welcome last night. It was great to meet you all & see who is behind all the hard work involved in organising this great event! I’m so happy you introduced the virtual run this year, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to take part. To be the first ever virtual finisher is quite an honour & I’m very proud to hold that title!Gail Folland

To take part in the Mad March Hare, either on the day or in a virtual capacity, or to volunteer at the event please go to www.madmarchhare.org.uk, email info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Welcome to another sponsor – Fish Brothers Nissan

Everyone at Mad March Hare HQ are driven to welcome our latest sponsor.

We’re pleased to announce that Fish Brothers Nissan are sponsoring the Banners for the Mad March Hare 2018.

The Fish Brothers group are based in Swindon and comprise of the following dealerships: Dacia, Honda, Kia, Lexus, Nissan, Peugeot , Renault, SEAT, Skoda, Toyota and Volkswagen Commercials. So whether you’re searching for a used or new van or car, a service or a part you’ll find that we offer a full range that will fit your needs and your budget. It’s really simple to make an enquiry or book a test drive at any of our dealer locations by going to www.fish-bros.co.uk – we look forward to seeing you soon. 

To take part in the Mad March Hare, either on the day or in a virtual capacity, or to volunteer at the event please go to www.madmarchhare.org.uk, email info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Welcome to our latest sponsor – Thameswood Veterinary Clinics

Everyone here at Mad March Hare HQ would like to welcome our latest sponsor.

Thameswood Veterinary Clinics, who have kindly donated the goodie bags for the four legged participants.

To take part in the Mad March Hare, either on the day or in a virtual capacity, or to volunteer at the event please go to www.madmarchhare.org.uk, email info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Welcome to our latest sponsor – Matriculate Consulting

All at Mad March Hare HQ would like to give a big thumbs up to our newest sponsor Matriculate Consulting.

MMH sponsor Matriculate Consulting

You can read all about our sponsor Matriculate Consulting on their website at matriculateconsulting.co.uk but here’s a summary to wet your appetite:

Matriculate Consulting is an independent catering and facilities management consultancy specialising in the education sector. We work with and support clients in Multi Academy Trusts, clusters and single schools and academies, independent schools and colleges. For many years Matriculate Consulting partners specialised in delivering education catering and facilities management services for leading contractors and now use this extensive knowledge to work directly for clients to maximise their service potential. Our up-to-date market knowledge means we know what is possible and will deliver impartial, pragmatic advice and benchmarked recommendations to help clients make the most of their services.Robert Salmon, Matriculate Consulting

To take part in the Mad March Hare, either on the day or in a virtual capacity, or to volunteer at the event please go to www.madmarchhare.org.uk, email info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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The Spicy Taste of Success

Another Amazing Mad March Hare Curry Night at the Lalbagh

Our recent Curry Night held at the Lalbagh in Rodbourne was an amazing success thanks to 45 hungry diners and Abdule and his fantastic team.

£392.40 was raised on the night and will go to cover running costs of the Mad March Hare event. This will just about cover the cost of providing First Aid for the day.

Thanks again to everyone who came along.

Click here to visit the Lalbagh Indian Cuisine website.

To take part, either on the day, or in a virtual capacity, or to volunteer at the event please log on to https://www.madmarchhare.org.uk/, email info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Leap with Libbie at the Mad March Hare

Mad March Hare was Libbie’s first 10k

With less than 2 months to the 11th Mad March Hare which takes place on Sunday 25th March, Libbie Sheppard’s training is full steam ahead! Libbie, who came to running 2 years ago, had a very poignant trigger to put running shoes on for the first time.

“Two years ago, a young friend of mine died. A few of us had the job of clearing her house and there, in her wardrobe, was a pair of very smart almost new running shoes, which were my size! I thought that this was a little message to me, that I needed to take these shoes and do the running that she had wanted to do before she developed cancer”, says Libbie.

So, at the tender age of 68, Libbie joined a couch to 5k course at Swindon Shin Splints, in her ‘borrowed’ running shoes and was very quickly hooked!

Last year, the Mad March Hare was Libbie’s first 10k and she ran the whole course wearing bunny ears! She fitted in very well with the Mad March Hare whacky dress theme, which is something that helps to endear the event so much with such a wide audience. Whilst its aims are serious – to encourage people to get out and get active and at the same time, raising money for the Breast Cancer Now charity – the approach is very informal and fun! Turn up in running kit, comfy walking gear and/or fancy dress and you will fit in perfectly!

The Mad March Hare is a great first event as it welcomes people of all ages and abilities to get out and enjoy taking exercise. Now in its 11th year, it has raised over £100,000 for Breast Cancer Now and has become very well known in the Swindon community. There are 2 courses – 5 and 10k and they both start and finish at Lydiard Park Academy. Walkers, joggers and runners are all welcome. Families are encouraged to turn out and complete the course together and family canine pets are also welcome!

For Libbie, it was also a training stepping stone in her quest to complete a half marathon before she turned 70.

This, she achieved, last September! “I have now achieved my goal and am continuing while I feel fit and well and ‘mad as a march hare!’”.

To take part, either on the day, or in a virtual capacity, or to volunteer at the event please log on to https://www.madmarchhare.org.uk/, email at info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Sign up for Mad March Hare and You’re Virtually There!

Looking for your first challenge of 2018?

Look no further; entry is open for this year’s Mad March Hare in aid of Breast Cancer Now. Sign Up and keep training to take part in the fun event in West Swindon, which welcomes people of all ages and abilities to get out and enjoy taking exercise. Come on your own or bring your family or friends or your dog to walk, jog or run the 5km or 10km circular route of West Swindon and Lydiard Park.

The 11th Mad March Hare will take place on Sunday 25th March 2016, starting and finishing at Lydiard Park Academy.

Can’t make it on the day? No problem – you can now enter our Virtual Mad March Hare.

Register for your virtual place by choosing the VIRTUAL event option when you register and you will receive an official event number. Send us evidence of your completion of an either 5km or 10km run, jog or walk and we’ll send you the popular Mad March Hare medal. Evidence can be a photo of your timing device, alongside your event number and if possible, a photo of you on your walk/run. The Virtual Event closes 31st March 2018 so be sure to complete it on or before then.

To take part virtually, on the day itself or volunteer at the event, please go to https://www.madmarchhare.org.uk/, email at info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Join us for a curry in 2018

Why not join us for a curry in 2018 and support Mad March Hare

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