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.
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.
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.
All at Mad March Hare HQ would like to give a big thumbs up to our newest 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:
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.
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!’”.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 0845 6808064.Share This: