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The Brett Lydd 20 Mile

Join us for the Lydd 20 and Half -
perfect for those planning a Spring marathon

We are delighted to announce that the 15th Brett Lydd 20 mile and half marathon race will go ahead on Sunday 6th March.

The Brett Lydd 20 mile and half marathon is a long-established event and 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 also a great course for those new to the distance. If the conditions are right on the day, it’s fast and PB’s 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. A high quality medal is on offer for all finishers and you can also pre-order your long sleeve souvenir technical running shirt for £12.

This race enjoys the sponsorship of Brett, the UK's largest independent construction and building materials company. For more information on the company, please visit their website.


Entering the event

If you have entered the race in good time, your race number will be sent to you in the post.

If you have entered the race close to the race date, you will need to collect your race number on the morning of the event. 

Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt and not on your legs or back. If you do so you may not receive an accurate time. Make sure you do not damage the chip. Please make sure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your number and remember - race numbers are strictly non-transferable. 


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

You can view the course map here.

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. 

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.
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.
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.

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Course record holders

  • 2017 - Ben Shearer - 1.50.30
  • 2016 - Jill Cliff - 2.18.52