The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon

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The Brett Lydd 20 Mile race is an ideal event for all those training for London, Brighton or other Spring marathons. Likewise, the Half Marathon is perfect for Spring marathon training.

The courses use the same fast and flat route on wide, pancake-flat lanes surrounding the marsh town of Lydd, and PBs are highly likely. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to the Mayor of Lydd's Charity fund.

Review summary

4.6
18 Reviews
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  • Organisation
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Philip W
"Really great flat half marathon along quiet country lanes. Well organised and..."

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Andrew B
"This is a great race that's well organised and a pleasure to run. The course is..."

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Adam P
"Excellent event and great job given the windy conditions. Would recommend to..."
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How to enter the The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon

  1. 20 Mile

    Run 20mi
    £24–£26
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  2. Children's Race

    Run 1mi
    £3
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £22–£24
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The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon routes

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 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.

What’s Included

A high quality medal is on offer for all finishers and you can also purchase a long-sleeve souvenir technical running shirt for £10.

20 Mile:

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.

Raceday Logistics

Let's Do This always recommend that you arrive at least 45 mins before your start time so that you have enough time to both register and prep for the race start.

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.

Results:

Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

Cut-Off:

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 9.30am.

Facilities:

On Site Parking
Toilets
Baggage Drop Off
BBQ and Refreshments
Massage
Retails

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help at any of our events, there are a variety of roles available from marshalling to helping with event set-up. We offer our volunteers a free entry to a future race and, in some cases, expenses are available. If interested, please contact: [email protected]

FAQs

How do I attach my timing chip?

Your timing chip is incorporated into your race number and should not be removed. Please place the race number on the front of your vest/shirt and not on your leg or back.

How do I attach my race number?

Please attach your race number to the front of your running top or vest using safety pins or clips, securing it on all four corners. Please don’t attach your number to the back of your shirt as it is difficult for our timekeepers and marshals to identify you.

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    Eileen
    My wife is injured and has a place, would it be possible to change the name so a friend can take her place?

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    Steph E
    Hi there. Please could you pop over an email with your details to [email protected]? We should be able to help in this case! Thanks
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    Lottie C
    Can you enter on the day?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, yes you can enter on the day :) enjoy the race!

The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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5°C
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 14mph

The Brett Lydd 20 Mile & Half Marathon reviews (18)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    Excellent event and great job given the windy conditions. Would recommend to anyone who wants to run with good people
  • Did the event in 2019

    Well organised. Great marshalls- supportive and kind in atrocious weather- 50mph winds- thank you,thank you
  • 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 event in 2019

    Lovely flat and well organized race. Thoroughly enjoyed the countryside along the way. Staff and volunteers were great from start to finish. Thank you
  • Did the event in 2019

    This is a great race that's well organised and a pleasure to run. The course is across the Romney Marsh area and therefore totally flat - only hurdle were the fallen trees this year.
  • Did the event in 2019

    Really great flat half marathon along quiet country lanes. Well organised and marshalled throughout. Two bits of advice though: 1 - pick a day without wind as the course is very exposed and 2 - get there early for easy parking!
  • Did the event in 2019

    What strength and happiness and enthusiastic efforts from all marshals From sawing trees to non stop cheering and keeping us safe Thank you!
  • Did the event in 2019

    Very well organised although conditions on the day very challenging with winds and rain but the sun was welcome
  • Did the event in 2019

    Inspire of the extreme conditions - I wore a smile for the duration of the event. The area is beautiful and it was such a confidence boost completely my first ever 20mile event (5milws further than Ive ever run) on a flat, quiet course. The water stations manned by enthusiastic cubs and Brownies -with jelly bean treats - were fabulous at offering encouragement.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Great flat race. Well organised and easy to navigate. Thanks to the marshals and the organisers of such a unique event!