The Brett Lydd Half Marathon
The Brett Lydd 20 mile and half marathon is a long-established event and it is an ideal race for those training for a Spring Marathon.
The course is pancake flat and uses 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 PBs are highly likely! Runners of all standards are welcome
This year’s race will go ahead under the new Covid-Safe Guidelines.
Rescheduled date from March 2021
This race will have new Covid safety measures in place and therefore please note the changes below.
Start line opens – 8.00 am
Start line closes – 10.00 am
The first change you will notice is the start time. Rather than a single start time for all runners, we are operating a pre-booking system with start times available in 3-minute slots, beginning at 8.00am through to 10.00am. A maximum of twelve people will be able to begin the race in each slot – and each of those people will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time, with the fastest runner lining up on the front of the start line.
If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS or have been unwell in the last 14 days please do not travel to the event and email us and we can let you know deferral options available.
Current NHS advice on coronavirus/Covid-19 can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/
All finishers will receive a bespoke medal
£100 prize for leading man and lady
Prizes for 2nd and 3rd male and female
Age category prizes for male and female winners in the vet categories 1 - 7.
Free on site parking
Start line opens – 8.00 am
Start line closes – 10.00 am
Rather than a single start time for all, start times will be at 3 minute intervals. Runners will be allocated a place on the start line according to their anticipated finish time.
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. If you proceed to the registration table, a race official will write down your name and advise you of your race number – and you will be asked to sanitise your hands and, if you wish, put on gloves, before collecting your number from a storage box on the desk. Please remember to social distance from the race official and anybody else who is collecting a number. A race official will manage any queues to ensure everybody remains socially distanced.
Please note that you will not be able to enter on the day due to the new guidelines. Entries are available online until midnight the night before 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. Remember race numbers are non-transferable. This is particularly imperative at this time as it is now more important than ever that we know who is taking part in the event.
Your individual time and position will be recorded by your electronic chip. 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.
The Banks Sports & Social Club, Dennes Lane, Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9JZ
Race HQ is located around half a mile from the town centre of Lydd.
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.
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.
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 and the finish at the Sports Club. The route is pancake flat and 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.
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