Tenby is the home of Long Course Weekend Wales, it is a gruelling sporting event which sees athletes take on a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile cycle and 26.2 mile run over a three-day period with arguably some of the best views ever. The Pembrokeshire spectators have been named ‘the best in the world’ with the community coming together to support family, friends and all those taking part. The atmosphere over the whole weekend is electric!
The Wales Swim
The 2.4-mile swim takes place on the Friday evening on Tenby’s North Beach. The swim starts north of Goscar Rock, and you have the option of two distances to choose from. 2.4 miles is two laps of the route, and the 1.2 miles is just one lap. North Beach overlooks the picturesque Tenby harbour where there is ample viewing space – we recommend standing on the clifftops overlooking the beach where you can get a bird’s eye view!
The Wales Sportif
The second leg of the event is the cycle. There are three distances to choose from, 112 miles, 70 miles or 42 miles which makes is a great race to try for the first time. The cycle route takes you on a scenic tour of Pembrokeshire including Freshwater West, Angle, Wiseman’s Bridge, Saundersfoot and starting and finishing in Tenby. Saundersfoot will see athletes take on ‘heartbreak hill’ or St Bride’s Hill (just up the road from Puffin Cottage Holidays!) to be crowned King of the Hill.
To round the weekend off is the running event. There are four distances to choose from so there’s something suitable for everyone, choose from a marathon, a half marathon, a 10k or a 5k. The Veloforte Wales Marathon starts and finishes in Tenby where there will be a red carpet and a fantastic group of spectators waiting for you to cross the finish line.
Stay in Tenby
If you would like to really soak up the atmosphere here in Pembrokeshire, then Puffin Cottage Holidays have the perfect properties situated right in the centre of Tenby! South Beach Court sits proudly on the clifftops and overlooks Caldey Island and South Beach. 2 South Beach Court and 7 South Beach Court sleep 4 people and 3 South Beach Court sleeps 2. For larger families check out our other Tenby properties here. They are all within walking distance of all three start lines and are the perfect place to unwind after a hard day competing or spectating!
Based in South Pembrokeshire, Puffin Cottage Holidays are a family run business, with a wealth of knowledge on the area and the local attractions and have been successfully letting holiday accommodation for over 15 years.
We aim to provide our customers with excellent service before, during and after your holiday, making your break away from home as enjoyable, relaxing and hassle free as possible. We understand that you may lead a busy life which is why we make ourselves available out of hours and on weekends, so that we can help you find your perfect holiday at a time convenient to you and if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more special just let us know.
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We are in the process of building up our portfolio of properties, so if you have a property that you would like to let with us, please take a look at our Property owners page and contact us for more details. Our current properties are predominantly based in Tenby, Saundersfoot, Penally and surrounding areas therefore access to Pembrokeshires award winning beaches is never too far away!
Date: 19 May 2023