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5th - 7th July 2019
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About the Long Course Weekend

About the Long Course Weekend

Long Course Weekend

Location: Tenby, Pembrokeshire

MEDAL EVENTS: Swim, Bike, Run, Full Long Course, Junior Long Course, Half Distance, LCKinder

COMPETITORS: mixed gender race

Pembrokeshire plays host annually to one of the most difficult but most rewarding events in Wales – the Long Course Weekend. This unique event lasts three days in mid-July. The event caters for athletes of all abilities, from pro athletes to you everyday athletes who just wants to complete something incredible. To kick-off the weekend on Friday evening, the Long Course athletes have The Wales Swim to complete – a 2.4 mile swim that takes place on Tenby’s North Beach. On Saturday their attention turns to The Wales Sportive, and 112 miles of undulating Welsh countryside lined with enthusiastic crowds. To finish the weekend, the athletes have the small task(!) of completing the 26.2 miles of The Wales Marathon, which is quickly establishing itself as a fantastic event in its own right. More than 20,000 competitors have attempted the difficult terrain and challenging weather conditions on this punishing route since its first event in 2010. Of last year’s 1000 Long Course Weekend athletes, only around half could manage to cross the finish line and collect the final piece of the event’s unique medal design.

Event Itinerary

To work out where you need to be and when, simply check out our itinerary of events below.

  • Thursday 4th July 2019

    • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
      Registration Opens
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
    • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
      LCW Expo Discount Day
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
  • Friday 5th July 2019

    • 10:00am - 8:00pm
      Registration Opens
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
    • 10:00am - 6:00pm
      Event Expo Opens
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
    • 12:00pm - 5:30pm
      Sports Massage
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
    • 4:00pm
      Live Music
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 5:00pm
      LCKinder Start
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 6:00 - 6:30pm
      Swim Acclimatisation
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 6:45pm
      Start Pen Closes & Swim Briefing
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 7:00pm
      The Wales Swim Starts
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 8:00pm
      First Lap Cut Off Time
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 8:15pm
      Swim Presentation
      North Beach, Tenby
    • 9.00pm
      Overall Cut Off
  • Saturday 6th July 2019

    • 5:00am - 5:00pm
      Registration Open
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
    • 6:30am - 7.00am
      Wave 1: 112M - Novice Wave
      Salterns Car Park, Tenby
    • 7:00am
      Wave 2: Top 10 Male & Top 10 Female LCW
      Salterns Car Park, Tenby
    • 7.30am-8.15am
      Wave 3: LCW, 112m & 70m
      Salterns Car Park, Tenby
    • 8.15am
      TT Bikes & Bikes with Tri Bars Only
      Salterns Car Park, Tenby
    • 9:00am - 1:00pm
      Event Expo Opens
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh Road, Tenby
    • 9:30am
      Wave 4: 42 Mile Sportive
      Salterns Car Park, Tenby
    • 10.30am
      First Bikes Expected Back
      Tenby
    • 1pm
      Cut-off time for the Second lap
      Tenby, White Lion Street
    • 1:00pm - 6:00pm
      Sports Massage
      St Marys Church, Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 3:00pm
      Cut-off for the King, Queen and Junior of the Hill
    • 5.00pm
      Overall Cut Off
      Tudor Square, Tenby
  • Sunday 7th July 2019

    • 7:00am - 10:30am
      Registration Opens
      Tenby Leisure Centre, Marsh road, Tenby
    • 9:00am - 11:00am
      Registration for Half Marathon
      South Quay Car Park, Pembroke
    • 9:30am
      Half Marathon Coaches Leave
      South Parade, Tenby
    • 9:55am
      The Wales 5K Start
      Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 10:00am
      The Wales Marathon Starts
      Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 11:00am
      Wales 10K Coaches Leave
      South Parade, Tenby
    • 11:40am
      Half Marathon Parade
      South Quay Park to Main Street, Pembroke
    • 12:00pm
      The Wales Half Marathon Start
      Main Street, Pembroke
    • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
      Sports Massage
      St Marys Church, Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 12:30pm
      First Athlete Back
      Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 1:30pm
      The Wales 10K Start
      Manorbier Castle, Manorbier
    • 4:00pm
      Event Cut-off Time for Athletes
      Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 4:30pm
      LCW Trophy Presentation
      Tudor Square, Tenby
    • 7:00pm
      Post Race Meetup
      Tenby House, Tudor Square, Tenby
  • ZONE3
  • Vivobarefoot
  • Truestart
  • Erdinger
  • Torq
  • Vicki White Sports Massage
  • Let's Do This
  • Coastal Cottages
  • 220 Triathlon
  • Dreamteam TV
  • FinisherPix
  • Mikes Bikes
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