The Long Course Weekend 2014 – an action-packed Tenby weekend!

Written by Sarah at Celtic Haven May 12th, 2014

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Images courtesy of Dirty Green Trainers sports photography

There are only a few weeks to go until the Long Course Weekend here in Tenby; an action-packed weekend attracting elite tri-athletes from around the world, especially those in training for the ultimate Ironman Wales challenge taking place in Tenby this September.

The Long Course weekend takes place from Friday 11th – Sunday 16th July 2014 and it never fails to deliver a fantastic atmosphere in Tenby and surrounding Pembrokeshire.

The Long Course Weekend – what does it entail?

Long Course Weekend Wales SwimThe event begins on Friday evening with The Wales Swim – a challenging 2.4 mile swim starting from Tenby’s North Beach.

On Saturday, the tri-athletes take on the The Wales Sportive – a 112 mile cycle ride taking athletes through some of the most beautiful areas of Pembrokeshire.

To finish the weekend off in style, athletes take on the arduous task of completing The Wales Marathon – a challenging 26.2 mile race between Tenby and Pembroke.

Athletes can take on the whole ‘Long Course’ challenge of all three events or tackle individual events. Whatever they choose, it’s certainly no mean feat!

Click here for full information about the course.

How to enter

Entry to the entire Long Course Weekend starts from £149, or you can enter individual events from just £40. Simply visit:

Volunteering for the Long Course Weekend

Activity Wales are always looking for volunteers to help with route marshalling, manning aid stations and pre & post-race set up. If you’d like to be a part of this fantastic event you can get in touch at

Long Course Weekend accommodation

Long Course Weekend accommodation TenbyHere at Celtic Haven Resort, our pretty Pembrokeshire cottages are filling up fast for the Long Course weekend. You’ll find us on the cycle route just 3 miles outside Tenby so we’re conveniently located for both athletes and supporters.

Our charming holiday cottages sleep between 2 and 12 people so you can bring the whole family along to cheer you on!

Our cottages are ideal for athletes with on-site parking, plenty of room for storing bikes, a gym and swimming pool on site for warming up and a restaurant serving plenty of delicious pasta dishes.

If you’d like to check availability for our self-catering accommodation near Tenby, feel free to get in touch on 01834 870000, email or use the availability finder at the top of this page.

Road closures for the event

For the safety of the athletes, there will be a small number of road closures around Pembrokeshire on the weekend of the event.

For full details of these closures see the Long Course Weekend website at:

And finally, if you’re taking part, we wish you the very best of luck!




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