Long Course Weekend 2014 Itinerary


There's loads going on at the Long Course Weekend - with the young talent competing in TAFFKids 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 details may change closer to the event.


Friday 11th July

Registration Open
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm
All Long Course Weekend athletes must register before 5:30pm if they wish to participate in the event. Only the athlete themselves may collect their race number/goodiebag and will be required to produce photographic identification when registering.
Race Expo
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
The race 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 or update your kit.
Sports Massage
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Friday 11:00am - 8:00pm
15 - 20 minute massage sessions will be available in the De Valence Pavilion.
Taff Kids Start
Where: North Beach, Tenby
When: Friday 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Radio Pembrokeshire starts broadcasting from North Beach as athletes begin to assemble.
Junior Wales Swim
Where: North Beach, Tenby
When: Friday 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Tenby's offshore Lifeboat launches from the Station on Castle Hill and comes around to North Beach
Swimmers Into Start Pen
Where: North Beach, Tenby
When: Friday 6:30pm
All athletes must move into the start pen in preparation for the safety briefing and race start.
Swim Briefing
Where: North Beach, Tenby
When: Friday 6:40pm
All athletes must attend the pre-race safety briefing.
Race Warm Up
Where: North Beach, Tenby
When: Friday 6:50m
All swimmers will be required to enter the water prior to the race 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.
THE WALES SWIM
Where: North Beach, Tenby
When: Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Athletes will enter the water as a single wave and begin a two lap swim around Tenby's picturesque north beach, totalling a distance of 2.4 miles. Each lap will have a one hour cut off. Any athlete taking longer than one hour to complete the first lap will not be allowed to begin the second.

Saturday 12th July

Cycle Briefing
Where: Salterns Car Park, Tenby
When: Saturday 7:45pm - 8:00pm
All athletes must attend the pre-event safety briefing.
THE WALES SPORTIVE
Where: Tudor Square, Tenby
When: Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Athletes will begin a multi-lap course, spanning across 112 miles of beautiful South Pembrokeshire. A cut off for the second lap will be implemented at 1:30 in Tenby close to the finish line. Whilst there are feed and drink stations on course, athletes are expected to start the race with two full bottles on their bike.
Radio Broadcast
Where: Tudor Square, Tenby
When: Sunday 8:00am onwards
Radio Pembrokeshire will begin broadcasting shortly after the marathon start in Tudor Square, Tenby.
Race Expo
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
The race 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 or update your kit.
Sports Massage
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
15 - 20 minute massage sessions will be available in the De Valence Pavilion.
Pasta Party
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm / 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The pre-race pasta party will take place in the De Valence Pavilion and will be held in two sittings (6:00pm - 7:00 and 7:00 - 8:00).

Sunday 13th July

Sports Massage
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Sunday 7:00am - 5:00pm
15 - 20 minute massage sessions will be available in St Mary's Church House
Marathon Briefing
Where: Tudor Square, Tenby
When: Sunday 9:45am - 10:00am
All athletes must attend the pre-event safety briefing.
THE WALES MARATHON
Where: Tudor Square, Tenby
When: Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Athletes will begin The Wales Marathon from Tudor Square at 10am and run towards Pembroke, where the Half Marathon athletes will start at midday. The cut off time for athletes is 4pm in Tudor Square, Tenby.
Radio Broadcast
Where: Tudor Square, Tenby
When: Sunday 8:00am onwards
Radio Pembrokeshire will begin broadcasting shortly after the marathon start in Tudor Square, Tenby.
LCW Trophy Presentation
Where: De Valence, Upper Frog Street, Tenby
When: Sunday 5:00pm
Radio Pembrokeshire will begin broadcasting shortly after the marathon start in Tudor Square, Tenby.