Gallery: Long Course Weekend Wales 2018

Images from the 2018 Long Course Weekend Wales

The Long Course Weekend (www.lcwwales.com) in Tenby has developed in recent years to one of the most popular events on the annual calendar.

A full / long / iron distance event spread over three days, it comprises The Wales Swim (Friday), The Wales Sportive (Saturday) and The Wales Marathon (Sunday). While ‘Long Course Weekend’ athletes need to complete all three full distance events to claim the coveted “4th medal”, the attraction for many is the ability to mix and match distances to suit their training or racing needs.

The Swim offers two distances (2.4 miles or 1.2 miles), the Bike three distances (112 miles / 66 miles / 45 miles) and Run four distances (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km).

It also provides the added attraction of being a fantastic training opportunity for athletes racing at IRONMAN Wales in September.

With huge thanks to the photography lens of Ross Grieve (www.rossgrieve.com) / @RossGrievePhoto, here are some great images from the 2018 edition which took place last weekend.

After recently winning the Celtman Xtreme Triathlon, Harry Wiltshire was the men’s overall champion, with the women’s title going to Victoria Nealon, who was also the overall female winner of The Wales Marathon.

Long Course Weekend Wales, Tenby – 13th to 15th July 2018
3.8km / 180km / 42.2km

Women

1st – Victoria Nealon – 10:31:59
2nd – Jill Cliff – 10:52:19
3rd – Rebecca Vermeer – 11:07:15

Men

1st – Harry Wiltshire – 9:01:43
2nd – Gareth Petts – 9:12:25
3rd – Matt Chipping – 9:14:19

Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Around 2000 athletes lined up for the Zone3 Wales Swim
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The Wales Swim gets underway on Friday evening
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The pastel shades of Tenby
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Anyone remember the old Lifeboat Station from Grand Designs?!
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The swim finishes on the sand of North Beach, Tenby
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The crowds always turn out in Tenby
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Former Long Course Weekend winner, Parys Edwards
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Cyclist line up for the start of The Wales Sportive
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
All smiles from Harry Wiltshire
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Nobody knows this event better than Oliver Simon
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The top-20 LCW athletes start in time trial style
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Ready to go…

Long Course Weekend Wales 2018

Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Joanna Hudson on one of the many climbs
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
On course during The Wales Sportive
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The finish line awaits
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Harry Wiltshire at the start of The Wales Marathon
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Fine weather, great support
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
It’s not an easy course – but the scenery is fantastic
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Overall Marathon winner, Gareth Petts was also second in the Long Course Weekend standings
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Fourth in the Vibrobarefoot Wales Marathon, Harry Wiltshire secured the Long Course Weekend victory
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Job done, time to relax in the sun
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
It’s all about the fourth medal…
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Victoria Nealon is the 2018 LCW Wales champion
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
The women’s Long Course Weekend Wales podium
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Another Long Course weekend completed for local hero, Oliver Simon
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Men’s Long Course Winner, Harry Wiltshire, applauded to the podium
Long Course Weekend Wales 2018
Champagne celebrations

All images are copyright & courtesy of Ross Grieve (www.rossgrieve.com) / @RossGrievePhoto

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