Long Course Weekend Itinerary

Long Course Weekend Itinerary

There’s loads going on at the Long Course Weekend – with the young talent competing in TAFF kids and the professionals and amateurs challenging for the glory of being Long Course Weekend champion!

So we’ve made things simple for you… to work out where you need to be and when you can see the best of the action, simply check out our itinerary of events below.

Please be aware that the details below are based on 2017 and may change closer to the event.

Please note: This is the registration time for Long Course Weekend athletes. Those entering individual disciplines can find registration times on the respective event websites.

Thursday 12th July

3:00pm – 8:00pm – Registration Open (Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby)

Only the athlete themselves may collect their event number/goodie bag and will be required to produce photographic identification and disclaimer when registering.

We strongly urge anyone who is able to register on Thursday to do so. This will reduce queues and give you a more relaxed weekend!

4:00pm – 7:30pm – LCW Seminars Begin (Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby)

We have a number of talks going on to give athletes the best advice and skills to help them have a fantastic event. Speakers will include Mark from Mike’s Bikes, Defending Champion Marcus Hultgren, and 4 time Ironman Champion Lucy Gossage.

Friday 13th July

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10:00am – 8:00pm – Registration Open (Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby)

All Long Course Weekend athletes must register before 6:00pm if they wish to participate in the event. Only the athletes themselves may collect their event number/goodie bag and will be required to product photographic identification when registering.

10:00am – 8:00pm – Event Expo (Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby)

The event expo is free to enter for athletes and the general public. It will showcase specialist swimming, cycling and running exhibitors and will be a great place to check out the latest products and update your kit.

 

12:00pm – 5:30pm – Sports Massage (Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby)

15 – 30 minute massage sessions will be available.  Pre book your slot NOW

4:00pm – Build Up (North Beach, Tenby)

Broadcasting from North Beach as athletes start to assemble.

5:00pm – TAFFkids Start (North Beach, Tenby)

The TAFFkids event begins!

6:30pm – Swim Acclimatisation (North Beach, Tenby)

All swimmers will be required to enter the water prior to the event start to acclimatise to the conditions. This is imperative for health and safety reasons. Athletes are also advised to keep active during their time in the start pen to ensure that their heart rate is above their normal resting rate prior to the swim start.

6:45pm – Start Pen Closes (North Beach, Tenby)

All athletes must move into the start pen in preparation for the safety briefing and event start. Any athlete not in the pen by 6:45pm will not be allowed to start.

6:45pm – Swim Briefing (North Beach, Tenby)

All athletes must attend the pre-event safety briefing.

7:00pm – THE WALES SWIM (North Beach, Tenby)

Athletes will enter the water and begin a one or two lap swim around Tenby’s picturesque north beach. Each lap is 1.2 miles long, and will have a one hour cut off. Any athlete participating in the 2.4 mile swim taking longer than one hour to complete the first lap will not be allowed to begin the second.

8:00pm – First Lap Cut Off Time (North Beach, Tenby)

The cut off time for the first lap.

9:00pm – Event Cut Off Time (North Beach, Tenby)

The cut off time for the event.

Saturday 14th July

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6:00am – 6:00pm – Registration open for athletes

For athletes doing individual entries over the weekend.

7:15am – FIRST BIKE WAVE DEPARTS (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)

The first waves of the 112 mile riders leave the Salterns Car Park in 15 minute intervals. A cut-off for the second lap will be implemented at 1:30pm in Tenby close to the finish line. Whilst there are feed and drink stations on course, athletes are expected to start the event with two full bottles on their bike.

8:00am – LCW & 112 MILE SPORTIVE RIDERS LEAVE (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)

The Top 20 Long Course Weekend athletes from the swim will start in reverse order down a time-trial style ramp, swiftly followed by the remaining LCW athletes and the 112 mile riders as they begin a multi-lap course, spanning across 112 miles of the beautiful South Pembrokeshire.

9:00am – 1:00pm – Event Expo (Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby)

The event expo is free to enter for athletes and the general public. It will showcase specialist swimming, cycling and running exhibitors and will be a great place to check out the latest products and update your kit.

10:00am – 66 MILE SPORTIVE (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)

Athletes for the 66 mile route will start leaving in 15 minute waves. Whilst there are feed and drink stations on course, athletes are expected to start the event with two full bottles on their bike.

12:30pm – 45 MILE SPORTIVE (Salterns Car Park, Tenby)

45 mile athletes will begin a single-lap course, spanning across 45 miles of beautiful South Pembrokeshire leaving the Salterns Car Park in 15 minute waves. Whilst there are feed and drink stations on course, athletes are expected to start the event with two full bottles on their bike.

1:00pm – First bikes expected into Tenby (Tenby)

The first bikes will be expected into Tenby at this time.

1:00pm – 6.00pm – Sports Massage at St Marys Church, Tudor Square

Massage will be available at the finish line as well as in the Leisure centre.  Pre Book your massage NOW

1:30pm – Cut-off time for the second lap (Tenby, White Lion Street)

This cut-off is the same for all athletes riding the 112 mile route. Your overall allowed time will depend on which wave start you are allocated, which is dictated by your estimated bike course completion time – a mandatory field when entering the event online.

5:15pm – Last Athlete crosses the finish line

The last athlete to cross the finish line for the day.

Sunday 15th July

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7:00am – 10:30am – Registration open for athletes.

For athletes doing Wales Marathon, Wales 10k or Wales 5k.

9:00am – 11:00am (Pembroke) for Half Marathon athletes

For athletes doing Half Marathon.

9:30am – Half Marathon Coaches leave

Coaches will leave for Pembroke with Half Marathon athletes and supporters

9:45am – Marathon Briefing (Tudor Square, Tenby)

All athletes must attend the pre-event safety briefing.

9:55am – THE WALES 5K (Tudor Square, Tenby)

The Wales 5K athletes will start ahead of the marathon runners on an out and back course, starting in the heart of Tenby; running up the famous red carpet through cheering crowds and along the closed roads of the marathon course towards New Hedges before heading back to be the first athletes down the red carpet!

10:00am – THE WALES MARATHON (Tudor Square, Tenby)

Athletes will begin The Wales Marathon from Tudor Square at 10:00am and run towards Pembroke, where the Half Marathon athletes will start at midday. The cut off time for athletes is 4:00pm in Tudor Square, Tenby.

11:00am – Wales 10k Coaches Leave Tenby

Coaches will leave for for Manorbier with The Wales 10k athletes and supporters

11:20am – Half Marathon Briefing (Pembroke)

All athletes must attend the pre-event safety briefing.

11:40am – Half Marathon Parade (Pembroke to Main Street, Pembroke)

Half Marathon Athletes leave Pembroke lead by a Samba Band for the Half Marathon Parade to the Start line.

12:00pm – THE WALES HALF MARATHON (Main Street, Pembroke)

Athletes will begin The Wales Half Marathon from Main Street at midday, running towards Tenby whilst taking in the spectacular scenery. The cut off time for athletes is 4:00pm in Tudor Square, Tenby.

12pm – 5:00pm – Sports Massage at St Marys Church (Tudor Square, Tenby)

15-30 minute massage sessions will be available.  Pre Book your slot NOW

12:30pm – First Athlete Back (Tudor Square, Tenby)

The first athlete will be expected back in Tudor Square at approximately this time.

12:45pm – Wales 10K Briefing (Approx) (Manorbier Castle, Manorbier)

All athletes must attend the pre-event safety briefing.

1:30pm – THE WALES 10K (Manorbier Castle, Manorbier)

Athletes will begin The Wales 10K from Manorbier Castle, and run towards Tenby. The cut off time for athletes is 4:00pm in Tudor Square, Tenby.

4:00pm – Event Cut Off Time (Tudor Square, Tenby)

The cut off time for the event.

4:30pm approx – LCW Trophy Presentation (Tudor Square, Tenby)

Presentations will begin after the Wales Marathon cut off.