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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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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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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Hare Brained Quizzers Launch Mad March Hare 2018

Mad March Hare Quizzers Night 2017

16 teams hopped over to the Mad March Hare quiz at Swindon Town Football Club on 1st November and helped launch fund raising activities for the 2018 event. The fun quiz was lively and friendly and all quizzers also enjoyed a tasty ploughman’s supper. The evening was a great success and got the new year off to a great start, raising an impressive total of £722. The winning team, who beat fellow quizzers “Don’t Cry For Me Barcelona” in a tie breaker, was “Knobs and Knockers”!

This year, the quiz was attended by Stephanie Webb from Breast Cancer Now, who presented the Mad March Hare organising team with a special banner to celebrate the £100,000 raised for Breast Cancer Now by the event over its first decade. Stephanie said “The Mad March Hare team have worked tirelessly over the last decade to put on their annual event. This hard work and commitment has absolutely paid off since they reached an incredible £100,000 for our Breast Cancer Now’s research into breast cancer. It’s a true honour to have the support of this amazing team and we’re extremely thankful”.

Registration is now open for the 11th Mad March Hare event, which will take place on Sunday 25th March 2018, starting and finishing at Lydiard Park Academy. The 5km or 10km routes will take walkers, joggers and runners around a circular route of West Swindon and the popular Lydiard Park. To take part or volunteer at the event please log on to www.madmarchhare.org.uk, email at info@madmarchhare.org.uk or call 0845 6808064.

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Let Mad March Hare Help You Prepare

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.

Follow us on Twitter (@MadMarchHareSWN) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/madmarchhareswindonbreakthroughbreastcancer)

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Two go on a Tea hunt!

Trip to PG Tips

Margaret and Eunice went on a little road trip today to PG Tips HQ in Leatherhead to collect gift packs for our Mad March Hare goodie bags.

As you can see we met a new friend.

Thanks to Laura and team PG for your generous support

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BBC Wiltshire Radio Interview

Kathy, Eunice and I did our bit on the radio on Saturday

Team members Kathy Doyle, Margaret Nicholson and Eunice Salmon pictured here with Jonathan Fido at BBC Wiltshire Radio on Saturday 18th March.  The team were given a good amount of air-time and it was a valuable opportunity to promote our event.
 
The team presented Jonathan with a Mad March Hare t-shirt as a thank you for his support.
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