Next Race: 10/03/2024
The Banks Sports & Social Club, Dennes Lane, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 9JZ
Join us for the Lydd Half Marathon & 20 Mile - a delectable racing experience and perfect for those planning a Spring marathon.
This is a Nice Work race
This means that this is an original Nice Work race, fully hosted and organised by us.
This long-established and highly coveted event takes place on a pancake flat course, using the wide, quiet country lanes surrounding the marsh town of Lydd in Kent. It is the perfect opportunity to test your pace, hydration, and nutrition for future marathons but is also a great course for those new to the distance and a delight to race. If the conditions are right on the day, then a fast race with a nippy PB is highly likely. Runners of all standards are welcome. And, the course is a joy too!
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 pretty, 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 has been officially measured and carries a certificate of course accuracy.
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.
You can view the route maps below. You'll be able to download the route in different formats including GPX.
Half Marathon / 20 Mile
Bespoke medal for all finishers.
Trophy with e-certficate & £5 voucher prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd male & female winners (both distances)
E-certificates and £5 voucher prize for 1st male & female age group categories (both distances)
E-certificates and £5 voucher prize for 1st male junior & female junior (Half Marathon only)
Team prizes on offer! - First male and female team - 3 to score and must be in club kit (both distances)
On-the-day Entry Fees (subject to availabilty only):
Half Marathon: £35.00
20 Mile: £35.00
Event information will be sent to all registered entrants prior to race-day.
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.
By Car From Folkestone:
Take the A259 through New Romney, turn Left onto the B2075. This will take you to the centre of Lydd.
By Car 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.