The Brett Lydd - 20 Mile & Half Marathon

Sun 8th Mar 2020
Dennes Ln, Romney Marsh TN29, UK
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Tickets £3–£26

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  • Best price guarantee
  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support
  • Official booking partner of Nice Work
  • Road
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 1000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

This race is perfect for Spring marathon training. It's perfect too for those looking to run the distance for the first time or for those looking to post a fast time.

The race is on a pancake-flat course through the lanes surrounding the Marsh town of Lydd. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to the Mayor of Lydd's Charity Fund.

The race will, once again, enjoy the sponsorship of Brett, the UK's largest independent construction and building materials company.

Distances in this event

  1. 20 Mile

    Run 20mi
    10:00am Sun 8th Mar 2020
    Tickets available
  2. Children's Race

    Run 1mi
    9:45am Sun 8th Mar 2020
    Tickets available
  3. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    10:00am Sun 8th Mar 2020
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
What’s Included


    On Site Parking
    Baggage Drop Off
    BBQ and Refreshments
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
Location: The Banks Sports & Social Club, Dennes Lane, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9JZ
Date: Sunday 8th March 2020
Time: 10:00

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.

Kit List

Will my race number be posted out to me?

For most of our events, your race number will be posted out to you. If you have entered one of our summer evening 5k events or a mid-week winter event, your race number will be waiting to collect on the night. You will receive an email upon entry that will state whether your number is sent out to you or not.

Can I wear headphones?

Under UK Athletics rules headphones are no longer permitted in events that take place on roads open to traffic and runners risk disqualification if spotted wearing headphones with the exception of bone conducting headphones. Heaphones are permitted for events taking place 'off road' or closed to traffic however you must be able to hear marshal's instructions and other runners around you.

Can I run with a buggy?

Yes buggies are permitted at our events but some events are not suitable due to course conditions. If you have a query on a particular event please contact us.


If you have any questions about the event or would like to get in touch with the event organiser then please follow the link below -


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

Whats the difference between attached / affiliated and unattached / unaffiliated?

Runners who are members of a UK Athletics affiliated running club are 'attached' runners; if you are not a member, then you are 'unattached'

Can I walk the event?

Our events are designed for runners; however, we do have walkers at some of our events. You may be asked to start the event earlier than the advertised start time and to complete the course un-marshalled, depending on the distance. Please contact us if you’d like to walk a race and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Can I run with a dog?

UK Athletics rules prohibit dogs in races. However, for some of the more ‘fun’ events, it may be possible subject to certain conditions - please check with us beforehand. Our Canicross races are, of course, dog-friendly!

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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!

Questions & answers

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What would you like to know about this event?
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    Eileen5th Mar
    My wife is injured and has a place, would it be possible to change the name so a friend can take her place?


    Steph E6th Mar
    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 C7th Mar
    Can you enter on the day?


    Steph E7th Mar
    Hi there, yes you can enter on the day :) enjoy the race!

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