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Tenby triathlon - long course weekend

With this year’s Tenby Long Course Weekend on the horizon, now is the time to book your place at the Celtic Haven Resort as one of Pembrokeshire’s most popular events returns this July!

To celebrate this exciting weekend we are offering Long Course Weekend competitors 10% off our short and weekly breaks.

Here’s our guide to the weekend and info on why our resort just outside of Tenby is the ideal accommodation to set up base.

About the Long Course Weekend 2018

Pembrokeshire is the proud host of one of Wales’ most challenging triathlons, the annual Tenby Long Course Weekend.

This unique event lasts three days in mid-July and challenges people from all walks of life – including some of the best triathletes that both the UK and the world have to offer – to undertake the gruelling IRONMAN Wales course, allowing many competitors to gain an understanding of what they can expect when the main event comes around in September.

The action kicks-off on the evening of Friday 13th July when the entrants take an endurance testing 2.4 mile Wales Swim on Tenby’s North Beach.

The action then continues on Saturday when the attention of the competition turns to the Wales Sportive, a 112 mile cycle through the glorious Welsh countryside (passing the Celtic Haven Resort) with the streets lined with enthusiastic fans showing their support and adulation for the intrepid competitors.

The competition then finishes on Sunday when the entrants must take on the unenviable task of overcoming the 26.2 miles Wales Marathon, an event that is quickly establishing itself as a fantastic event in its own right.

Over 20,000 competitors have attempted the difficult terrain and challenging weather conditions on this punishing event since its inception in 2010, with only half of last year’s 1000 athletes managing to cross the finish line and collect the highly sort after Long Course Weekend medal.

Learn more about the event here

long course weekend cycle

Your accommodation for Long Course Weekend 2018

Celtic Haven Spa and Resort is arguably the perfect location for you to set up base for this challenging event.

Just ten minutes’ drive from Tenby, where the event will start, Celtic Haven Resort has 30 beautiful self-catering properties for you to relax from as you look to re-energise between the events and once the weekend has come to a closure.

The Celtic Haven Resort’s Waves Cliff-top Restaurant means that you will also be located within walking distance from a highly regarded eatery that can enable you to refuel for the gruelling challenges ahead.

Serving fresh food with locally sourced produce in a contemporary setting, the restaurant terraced garden means you can relax on the outdoor terrace that provides beautiful views of the stunning Lydstep Haven beach.

Waves Cliff-top Restaurant Lydstep

All being well, you should awake on Monday morning with a true sense of achievement having overcome the not insignificant challenges laid out by the Tenby Long Course Weekend, a medal acknowledging your immense achievement and sore limbs to accompany them.

The resort’s spa facilities offers you the perfect opportunity to indulge in our luxury day packages that combine blissful spa treatments with leisure club relaxation.

Our seven individually-styled treatment rooms use sound and light to create an incredibly soothing environment, helping you melt away into a sea of spa serenity, whilst our hydrotherapy suite – including hot tub – will afford you with the perfect opportunity to soothe your aching muscles.

The Fire & Ice Therapy facilities available at the resort will also allow you to improve the circulation to your muscles and increase the flow of nutrients around your body, a treatment process that could pay dividends when considering the punishment you’ve put yourself through in the preceding three days!

Booking your accommodation ahead of the Tenby Long Course Weekend 2018

The Tenby Long Course Weekend is a busy time for the Celtic Haven Resort, so booking in advanced to ensure availability is advisable.

Take advantage of the aforementioned 10% off to ensure you get the best deal!

You can contact the team via 01834 870000 or email us at welcome@celtichaven.co.uk!


Celtic Haven Resort - Tenby Long Course Weekend 2018

Celtic Haven is one of Pembrokeshire’s leading spa and resort service providers, delivering boutique self-catering holiday cottages and expert spa and wellness treatments to all of its visitors.

Located just off the Pembrokeshire coastal path, the Celtic Haven resort offers you the opportunity to relax and explore the best that this beautiful county has to offer.

Check out this incredible footage of last year’s event ahead of Long Course Weekend 2018!