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The Long Course Weekend – Wales

Event summary

Taking place over 3 days, this triathlon festival takes place in beautiful and challenging terrain, and celebrates all things triathlon. Join talented and beginner athletes alike in one of Europe's biggest multi-sport festivals.

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Founders of Ironman Wales and The Long Course Weekend, Activity Wales deliver premiere Triathlon, marathon, duathlon and swimming events throughout the UK. They also consult to the leisure industry and are firm believers in the experience over the race! Creating family friendly, athlete focused world class races in Wales!

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How to enter

What's included:

  • Swim cap*
  • LCW Athlete Polo*
  • LCW Cycle Jersey (VIP Only)*
  • Goodie Bag*
  • Stackable Medals*
  • Athlete Videos (VIP Only)*
  • Official race photography (available for purchase)
  • Mechanical & Medical backup
  • Chip-timed results
  • Event Expo
  • Finisher's Medal

*Included for Long Course Weekend entrants only

Long Course Weekend
Fri 1st Jul 2022

Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi

2.4 Mile Swim
Fri 1st Jul 2022

Swim 2.4mi

1.2 Mile Swim
Fri 1st Jul 2022

Swim 1.2mi

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to do the full Wales Long Course Weekend?
No there a multiple distances for each discipline to choose from.… read more
FAQ
Is accommodation included in the Wales Long Course Weekend?
No accommodation is not included, but there are plenty of places to book in Pembrokeshire near the event HQ.… read more
FAQ
Can I use a time trial bike at the Wales Long Course Weekend?
No, time trial bikes and tri bars are strictly forbidden.… read more
Triathlon Event Types
Triathlon Event Types
Running in London Parks
Running in London Parks
Route description
Route description

Contestants taking on the full Long Weekend will take part in the 3 full distance events over the 3 days. All other competitors can choose any distance for each discipline over the 3 days. All the events will take place in stunning scenery taking in the best Pembrokeshire has to offer.

The Wales Swim — 2.4 Miles

On the Friday entrants will take part in the full 2.4 mile swim on North Beach, Tenby. The route is two laps of the course, doing the second lap having exited the water and followed the chute back to the start line. The event will be organised to start as close to high tide as possible, depending on visibility. This part of the weekend has a 2 hour cut off, with athletes failing to complete the course within this limit getting a DNF and their chance to win the Long Course Weekend title over.

The Wales Sportive — 112 Miles

Saturday is the chance for contestants to take things a little easier, with a 112 mile sportive taking you through some of the most picturesque areas of South Pembrokeshire. Feed and water stations will be placed along the route to give you the extra boost for tackling the steep climbs. Cut off for the 2nd lap of the 112 mile course will be implemented at 1:30pm at the finish line/2nd lap junction in Tenby. Again, athletes failing to finish the route will class as a DNF. Please not this is an open road event, so cyclists will need to be wary of traffic along the course.

The Wales Marathon — 26.2 Miles

The final day of the weekend, Sunday, sees the contestants take on the 26.2 mile marathon between Tenby and Pembroke. This event is a closed road route, so there will not be any worries about traffic for runners. Feed and water stations are situated roughly every 5 miles on the course. The cut off time for this event is 6 hours, so anyone still with a chance of becoming the champion needs to finish before 4:00pm.

The following distances are available through the weekend.

Swim

1.2 miles
2.4 miles

Bike

42 miles
70 miles
112 miles

Run

5k miles
10k miles
13.1 miles
26.2 miles

Logistics and schedule

Event Itinerary

The full event itinerary will be sent out closer to the event date. Start times will be allocated to entrants when you receive your race pack.

Children entered in the LCW Kinder must be at the beach by 4:30pm to be sorted into age groups. Race packs for this race must be collected from Tenby Leisure Centre.

Race Packs

All event content will be sent out to participants via email approximately 2 weeks before the event to ensure the content is as up to date as possible.

Everything you will need for the event will be available to collect at registration on race day. Please bring photo ID on the day.

Race Briefing

There will be a mandatory video briefing as well as an official event brief at the start of each event.

Kit

The following kit is mandatory for their respective disciplines:

  • Wetsuits must be worn during the swim
  • A helmet must be worn during the bike rides
  • Runners torsos must be covered at all times

Time trial bikes and time trial bars cannot be used during the bike.In general, any pedal-powered bicycle with no other form of propulsion. Road bikes are however recommended.

Age Requirements

  • Long Course Kinder: 4-11 years
  • Swim – 1.2mi: 14+ years
  • Swim - 2.4mi: 18+ years
  • Sportive – 42mi: 14+ years
  • Sportive – 70mi: 16+ years
  • Sportive – 112mi: 18+ years
  • 5k: 11+ years
  • 10k: 14+ years
  • Half Marathon: 16+ years
  • Marathon: 18+ years
  • Junior Long Course Weekend: 14-17 years
  • Full Long Course Weekend: 18+ years

Please not that for the sportive, athletes under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (maximum of two under 16s per adult). All athletes under 18 must have a signed consent form.

Expo

The expo will be attended by over 50 stands! Thursday is special offer day some come early to bag a bargain.

Cut-off Time

Swim

There will be a 1-lap cut-off time of 1 hour which will begin after the last athlete has entered the water, and an overall event cut-off which is 2 hours after your start time.

Bike

There will be an overall cut-off time of 5pm, as well as a 1pm cut-off time in Tenby for the second lap.

Run

The cut-off time for all running events is 4pm.

Feed Stations

Water, isotonic sports drinks, savoury and sweet snacks will all be available at the feed stations. However, athletes are encouraged to bring two bottles from the start, and those planning on bringing their own nutrition should properly dispose of their litter.

Toilets

Toilets are available at the following locations:

  • Upper Park Road
  • Lower Park Road
  • Castle Beach
  • South Beach Car Park
How to get there

Mortgage Angels Wales, Lorne Chambers Warren House, Warren Street, Tenby SA70 7JP, UK

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Road Closures

There will be lots of road closures in place at the event, please see the maps at the route for a full list of road closures. These are subject to change.

By Car

If travelling from Carmarthen please take the A40 towards St Clears. From the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the A477. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A478 and follow the road to Tenby.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to do the full Wales Long Course Weekend?
No there a multiple distances for each discipline to choose from.
FAQ
Is accommodation included in the Wales Long Course Weekend?
No accommodation is not included, but there are plenty of places to book in Pembrokeshire near the event HQ.
FAQ
Can I use a time trial bike at the Wales Long Course Weekend?
No, time trial bikes and tri bars are strictly forbidden.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones at the Wales Long Course Weekend?
Personal listening devices will not be permitted at the event.
FAQ
Do I have to enter all the events at the Wales Long Course Weekend?
Not at all, only those who want to get the Long Course Weekend Medal need to compete in all three of the events longest distances, however entrants can register for these individually or all in one. Completely up to you! Just remember in order to be eligible for the full Long Course Weekend, entrants must enter the combined event, not all three separately.
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Long Course Weekend
Fri 1st Jul 2022
2.4 Mile Swim
Fri 1st Jul 2022
1.2 Mile Swim
Fri 1st Jul 2022
40 Mile Bike
Sat 2nd Jul 2022
70 Mile Bike
Sat 2nd Jul 2022
112 Mile Bike
Sat 2nd Jul 2022
Marathon
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
Half Marathon
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
10k
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
5k
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
Junior Long Course Weekend
Fri 1st Jul 2022
LCW Kinder
Fri 1st Jul 2022

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