The home crowds had a moment to savour at the Tenby Long Course Weekend as local athlete Oliver Simon was declared overall winner.

Simon, 39, made it five Long Course wins in 10 years after completing Friday’s 2.4mile swim in 49:40, Saturday’s 112 mile cycle in 5:12:11, and then Sunday’s 26.2mile marathon in 2:58:57 for an overall time of 9:00:48.

Jason Williams was second, just under seven minutes behind in 9:07:37 for the weekend. Third was Jordan Skelly in 9:19:42.
The first female home was familiar to the Tenby crowds, regular Ironman competitor Lucy Gossage who finished in 9:43:22. She swam in 1:01:24, cycled in 5:34:57 and the ran the marathon in 3:07:01.

Speaking to Telegraph Sport after his win, Simon said: “From a competitive point I really wanted to make it  five wins out of 10 but you never know who’s going to turn up and how the bike is going to go.

“The event gets bigger every year, the Expo was better and the crowd support was amazing.

"I was really happy to put together three strong days after the injury problems I’ve had for the lasttwo2 years. It means a lot to win such a big event in my local town in front of family and friends and although my face maybe didn’t show it during the events I really enjoyed the whole experience.”

Simon also thanked his sponsors Mike’s Bikes, Big Brums, Drainforce Ltd, Aermech Ltd, W B Griffiths, Eddies Haverfordwest, Griffiths & Daughters Scaffolding and Leelavadee Traditional Thai Massage.