Sponsored by Triathlonguard, the Long Course Weekend event in Pembrokeshire, Wales, is airing on mainstream television via Channel 4’s continuing summer of endurance sport programming. Presented by TV journalist and keen triathlete Joe Tidy, the 2017 Triathlonguard Long Course Weekend show features on Channel 4 this Saturday 19 August at 06:45 GMT and Ch4+1 at 07:45.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park hosts this swim, bike, run event which is made up of three races over three days – the Wales Swim, the Wales Sportive and the Wales Marathon. With each discipline taking place as a separate stage, by the time competitors finish the marathon in the historic coastal resort of Tenby they will have completed an iron-distance triathlon.
A release from TV production firm Dream Team Television adds that ‘With thousands taking part, there is legendary crowd support and strong individual competition in each stage, as well as the ultimate prize of being fastest across all three.’
Having established a close partnership with Channel 4 television, Dream Team Television is one of the UK’s leading production companies specialising in multisport, adventure, athletics and motorsport programming. The company has an international reputation for producing some of the highest quality programmes in these specialist areas.
Other Dream Team produced programmes on Channel 4 for June and July include:
- Andorra Ultra Trail – 26 August
- Outlaw Triathlon – 2 September
- YuZhu Peak Challenge, China – 9 September
- Vitoria Gasteiz Triathlon – 16 September
- IRONMAN Wales – 23 September
- Stoke on Trent Triathlon – 7 October
- Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – 14 October
- Hever Castle Triathlon – 21 October
- Epica Atacama Chile – 28 October