Activity Wales, the organising team behind the Long Course Weekend in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has confirmed that the three-day event will be televised this July and scheduled for release worldwide across 160 countries.
As noted by Activity Wales, the TV broadcast deal ‘has been signed, sealed and delivered’, giving significant exposure to long distance endurance racing in Wales. Channel 4 and Eurosport will cover the UK TV broadcast platform with ESPN having a large part of the worldwide platform.
The Long Course Weekend on 12-14 July 2013 also serves as a preparation and build up to Ironman Wales in September. (As one of the toughest events on the global Ironman circuit, Ironman Wales, organised by Ironman UK & Ireland, recorded double digit gains in participation in 2012.)
As noted by Activity Wales, ‘The decision has delighted all that have been part of the dream of bringing world class events to Wales and we would personally like to thank all athletes and supporters; without whom this also would not have been possible.’
The Long Course Weekend TV coverage will cover:
- Taff Kids
- The Wales Swim
- The Wales Sportive
- The Wales Marathon
- Long Course athletes
On a final note, as TV is said to add 5lbs to those being televised, Activity Wales’ race directors have been enrolled on a crash diet, one they don’t seem to be taking very seriously at the moment!