March 9, 2008
Anthony Jackson 1:15:16
Claire Gibson 1:19:30
No. of Finishers
There’s no shortage of half-marathons in the UK at this time of year, but that’s small comfort if there isn’t one near you. So it’s no wonder that the return of the Lydd Half-Marathon after a hiatus of several years was welcomed.
The flat out-and-back course, starting on the Rype in Lydd, looked promising for PBs.
In the event, the biting cold wind and rain probably contributed to a smaller turn-out than might have been expected, but if anything this lent the race a low-key, friendly atmosphere.
There were teething troubles – a few runners had trouble finding the start, exacerbated by some of the signs going missing, and there was a shortage of facilities.
But it wasn’t difficult to see how this could become a really popular, fast race, and with the organiser happily taking on board comments from this year’s runners, it could well become another spring stalwart.