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The Brett Lydd 20 Mile

Sun 10th Mar 2019
Dennes Ln, Romney Marsh TN29, UK

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  • Road
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 1000 participants

From the organiser

The Brett Lydd 20 Mile race is an ideal event for all those training for London, Brighton or other Spring marathons.

The course uses the same fast and flat route as the popular Lydd Half Marathon. Using the wide, pancake-flat lanes surrounding the Marsh town of Lydd, PBs are highly likely. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to the Mayor of Lydd's Charity fund.

There is a 100 prize for leading man and lady along with prizes for 2nd and 3rd male and females. Plus there are age category prizes for male and female winners in the vet categories 1 - 7.

Distances in this event

  1. 20 Mile

    Run 20mi
    10:00am Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Event passed
  2. Children's Race

    Run 1mi
    9:45am Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Event passed
What’s Included


  • On Site Parking
  • Toilets
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • BBQ and Refreshments
  • Massage
  • Retails
  • Pacers
Course Details

The Course
The race will start on the main road adjacent to the Banks Sports Club in Dennes Lane, which is found just off the High Street. Participants will head out to the north of the town and cover a rural out and back route through the quiet lanes surrounding the town before making their way back to Lydd to finish at the Sports Club. The route takes in the popular Lydd Half Marathon course, plus it is pancake flat, will be officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy.

The route will be clearly marked using large route arrows, as well as being marshalled throughout. Please note that the roads will only be closed for the start of the race and although they are quiet lanes there is a chance you may meet a vehicle on the route.

There is no cut off time for the 20 mile race, however please note that marshals will be stood down after 4 and a half hours. If you believe you will be beyond this time we will have an early start at 9.30 am.

Raceday Logistics

First Aid

St John Ambulance or another medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.


Race HQ: The Banks Sports & Social Club, Dennes Lane, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9JZ

The Race HQ is located around half a mile from the town centre of Lydd. The Race Headquarters are located at the Banks Sports Club in Dennes Lane – just off the High Street.

From the M20 
Exit at Junction 10, Ashford and take the A2070 to Brenzett. Turn Left onto the A259 towards New Romney and then turn right on to the B2075. This will take you to the centre of Lydd, from where you will find Dennes Lane, just off the High Street.

From Folkestone 
Take the A259 through New Romney, turn Left onto the B2075. This will take you to the centre of Lydd.

From Hastings and Rye 
Take the A259 through Rye and take the first turn right towards Camber. Follow this road through Camber for around 4 miles. When you reach the military barracks at Lydd, turn left and this will take you to the centre of Lydd.

The closest railway station is Ashford International, which is around 15 miles away. You will then need to get a taxi or cycle to the event.


Must be 18 as of 10/03/19 to register.

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Reviews (3)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 20 Mile in 2019

    Could have done with some more toilets, apart from that all good I really enjoyed the course, apart from the winds, and will be coming along next year.
  • Did the 20 Mile in 2019

    Even with the trees down I enjoyed it so much well done to everyone the team was amazing I would defo do this again and recommend
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Didn't have a great race?! Sorry, therefore not a great review? If I had a good run would probably given 4/5 stars

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