Ironman Wales has been proudly embraced by the County, and with the popular Long Course running in July, Pembrokeshire is fast becoming an excellent place to train, compete or spectate. We are situated on the Ironman bike course and less than three miles from Tenby, the central hub for the long course and the Ironman swim and run. One of the best days out in the calendar, we are a ten minute walk from one of the highlights of the Ironman bike course (as a spectator!) – so if you fancy a great day out, bring a cowbell and join in the fun.
If you’re looking to compete we are ideally placed for you and especially for your family and supporters – two minutes’ walk to the bike course and a ten minute walk brings you to the marathon course, with a slow amble into Tenby to watch the finish.
Combine all this with a pool, sauna, steam room and whether you’re training or recovering it’s not a bad place to be.
Bike – We have a thorough knowledge of the course and are more than happy to help with planning training routes, both the Ironman route and alternatives to help with getting to know those hills!
Swim – As well as an on-site 15m pool, we also enjoy access to Saundersfoot Bay; as a training swim it is hugely popular being sheltered and measuring exactly half a mile from the harbour to Coppet Hall. We’re also only a 5 minute drive from the Ironman swim route.
Run – The on-site fitness suite has two running machines for those very rainy days, but with the coast path and beach to train, you’ll find yourself having some incredible running experiences – the beach at dawn is quite something.
As well as offering a superb position for training, on the big day we are ideally located for family and friends to support you. After an early trip to watch the stunning spectacle of the swim, you’ll have plenty of time to return for breakfast, before setting out to watch the cyclists as they near the end of loop one. Walk to Wisemans Bridge to sit in the pub beer garden and watch one of the fastest parts of the route, then wander back to St Brides hill to experience the atmosphere close up as the athletes hit the shortest but sharpest hill on the route…it’s not called heartbreak hill for nothing! There’s plenty of time for lunch before watching the cyclists come back around on their second lap. After that, a walk up the hill to New Hedges will bring you to the running route, where you can cheer on your, by now, 'quite-tired' nearest and dearest as they complete the four running laps. If you have any energy left, you can make your way into Tenby for the finish. It’s an incredible day to experience whether you’re competing or spectating!
After the big event, you may wish to make use of the leisure facilities to help with your recovery.
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Our family would love to welcome your family to SWALLOWTREE. Come and enjoy our unique location, superb indoor facilities and high-quality accommodation with delightful sea views. We look forward to seeing you soon.