The Brett Lydd Half Marathon & 20 Mile

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Explore the beautiful flat marsh landscape surrounding Lydd in Kent in this awesome Half Marathon and 20 mile run. With a pan flat course along quiet country lanes, this event is perfect for runners of all levels. Come along to test your speed and win a bespoke finisher's medal.
20 Mile and Half Marathon
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Sun, 12 Mar 2023
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Lydd, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9JZ, UK
Start times
Sun, 12 Mar 2023
20 Mile:
10:00am |
Half Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Brett Lydd Half Marathon & 20 Mile
20 Mile
£26.00 - £28.00
Half Marathon
£24.00 - £26.00
Route information
Terrain: Road
Elevation: Flat
Route Type: Loop
The Half Marathon race will start on the main road adjacent to the Banks Sports Club in Dennes Lane,just off the High Street.
Participants will head out to the north of the town for a rural out-and-back route through the quiet lanes surrounding the town.
The 20 Mile Race follows largely the same route as the Half Marathon. However, runners for the 20 Mile event will also complete an additional loop through Brookland.
Both routes are pancake-flat and perfect for those looking to get a PB.
  • 20 Mile - 2 laps
  • Half Marathon - 1 lap
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Marshalled course
  • Refreshment stations
  • Prizes for top runners and age-grade winners
  • Chip-timed results
  • Free parking
  • Bag drop
  • BBQ and refreshments
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Finishers with their medals
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How to get there
Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9JZ, UK
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By Car
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.
There will be parking available onsite for runners and spectators.
By Train
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.
Event day logistics
10:00 Both races start
*Please arrive with plenty of time to park, attach your race number to the front of your t-shirt, and warm up.
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be aged 17 and over in order to take part in this event.
Race Pack
If you have entered the race in good time then your race pack will be sent to you in the post.
If you entered close to race day, then you will need to collect your race number on the day of the event. Entries are not available on the day.
Race HQ
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.
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Nice Work
Nice Work are an event organiser based out of Rye in Sussex, who offer one of the most comprehensive inventory of running events in the UK. From coastal 10ks, to trail marathons, to inner-city fun runs, these events have an ever-growing and loyal community of runners who are in it for the love of the sport. If you’ve ever sat on the fence or been unsure about taking on your first running event, then checking out Nice Work’s offering is the perfect place to start.
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Spectator Info
Due to the current situation, spectators are encouraged not to attend. If they must, it is asked that they congregate at the start/finish area.
Will my race number be sent to me or do I need to pick it up on race day for The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon?
If you have entered the race in good time then it will be sent to you in the post. If you entered close to race day then you will need to collect your race number on the day of the event. Entries are not available on the day.
Will there be toilets at The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be toilets at the start/finish area but it is asked that you take care washing your hands and sanitise regularly.
When will results be available from The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon?
Results and race awards will be available approximately 3 days after the event. Race medals will be available for pick-up upon finishing the race, and a small memento will be sent out in the post after the event for race winners.
Is there an age requirement to participate in The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon?
Participants must be 17 years of age and over to enter the Half Marathon and 20 Mile event.
208 reviews
ParkingGreat parking
LighteningPerfect for a pb
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
Did the race in 2023
Was generally great , routes a little bland. I would have liked it, if the Marshall's marshalled us across the level crossings as I hate level crossings 😬
Did the race in 2023
Great event as usual and Nice Work have been totally transparent with the issues on the day
Did the race in 2023
The organisation let things down - lack of toilets meant the race started late. Also on the 20 mile race the usual water station around mile 9 and 11 were not there which meant we had to run from 5.5 miles to c14 miles with no stations. This was not great - i checked my race pack and they were supposed to be there. Disappointing these issues were present.
Did the race in 2023
Great course & experience but please only suggestion is more portaloos! There were big queues & race start delayed. Thanks! Would recommend this as great spring marathon training. Nice & flat & scenic :)
Did the race in 2023
Not enough toilets so they had to delay the start time because the que was so long. Didn't have the water stations that were advertised. No photographer
Did the race in 2023
Skipped the three and six mile water stations as were too early for me. Only to find it was a long, dry, slog without water until Mike 14. I understand the volunteers for the mile nine station didn’t turn up but surely this should have led to early moving one of the others (ie before race started).Also despite booking in advance, we had generic bibs (without Lydd 20 on them) with no tear off strip, which the bag drop said we needed - albeit they accepted the bag in the end
Did the race in 2023
Unfortunately there was no water station between 5 and 15 miles for the 20 mile runners of this race. There was some runners cramping up potentially due to dehydration. When asked at the mile 15 water station why there was no water for such a long period the Marshall advised that the Brownies should have been manning a water station but didn’t turn up. Knowing this information a back up plan was not put in place. There was a Marshall around mile 13 who I asked if there was any water stations and he advised me it was half a mile away, however it was 1.5 miles which was disheartening as I was running.There was only Jaffa cakes at the finish point.On arrival I queued for my race pack to be told I was in the wrong queue as there was two one for the half marathon runners and one for the 20 mile runners but this was not signposted I was just supposed to know which queue to be in! This was a well timed 20 mile event for those training for upcoming marathons for completing their longest run in their plans
Did the race in 2023
Lovely route with super supportive Marshalls. Could have done w a few more portaloos at the start... v. Long wait in the cold for a wee.
Did the race in 2023
For the amount of money the company must make on these you should really pay people to do aid stations and marshalling can, not beg on social media for good Samaritans that don't turn up on the day... There was no water/snacks for the 8 miles of the 20 mile route. Like at rye where the marshalling wasn't at an appropriate level and the course wasn't clearly marked out causing people to get lost.
Did the race in 2023
Marshalling was not to the level a race of this standing and cost deserves. There seemed to be a shortage of drink stations. On the positive side all the scouts and cubs were fantastic. Would I pay to run in the Lydd 20 again, no way
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Sam Davies
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From reading the reviews from last year, it seems that many people got stuck in a small bottleneck just after the start - are there any planned changes for this year to prevent a reoccurrence?
Rachel Le Comber
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Hi Sam, yes the bottleneck will be removed for this years event
Eileen-Ollie Welch
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My wife is injured and has a place, would it be possible to change the name so a friend can take her place?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there. Please could you pop over an email with your details to We should be able to help in this case! Thanks
Lottie Curtis
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Can you enter on the day?
Stephy Dennis
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Hi there, yes you can enter on the day :) enjoy the race!
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