The Newton Wales Marathon is part of The Long Course Weekend which is now Wales' largest multi-sport festival. It is a unique event that attracts some of the best triathletes in the world. The weekend kicks off on the Friday with a gruelling 2.2 mile swim on Tenby's North Beach.
On Saturday competitors take to their bikes and tackle 112 miles of undulating Welsh countryside. The weekend culminates on Sunday with the Newton Wales Marathon. If you're more of a runner don't worry - you can enter the marathon (or half) as stand alone events if you don't fancy this difficult tri!
A tough course with lots of hills. The marathon starts at Tudor Square in Tenby (8am start) whilst the half marathon starts at midday at Pembroke Castle.
Both of these events are on closed road routes, so there won't be any worries about traffic for runners to dodge!
Great support, fantastic awe inspiring course - hilly but good.
Not one for the faint hearted but a very enjoyable one none the less. Starting in the heart of Tenby a superb atmosphere builds in the square. This isn't the biggest marathon but 700 plus starters and professional organisers make for a great buzz.
2 miles of Tenby's narrow streets lead you out of the town and heading for Pembroke. A nasty hill at mile three is the main challenge for the first half before you return from Pembroke castle.
The half marathon joins the run at this point. The scenery on the return makes up for the increasing amount of hills that are especially challenging from mile 20 onwards.
But a warm reception in Tenby and a red carpet finish allow you to forget the aching muscle pain for a few hours at least. Definitely one to tick off your marathon list. Congratulations to the organisers and the Town of Tenby.