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Algal Bloom – Lake closed 12/13 August

After visiting the lake this morning the algal bloom suspected yesterday is clearly evident around half of the lake edge this morning. The bloom is patchy and thin and so may not be very long lasting, however in the interest of swimmer safety the lake will be closed on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th August. We will inspect again on Tuesday to see if the bloom has dissipated, and update here , facebook, and twitter then.

Possible Blue Green Algae – Sat 11th August

All, looks like our old friend Mr Blue Green Algae may be visiting us. Please do not travel in on Sunday morning until we have updated here as we may be closed. The lake is being checked around 7am. Please watch our facebook and twitter feeds for latest news.

Trifarm Triple Crown Preliminary Overall Top 3

N.B You had to complete all 3 races

1. Mason Burrage 3:18:13
2. Paul Spowage 3:25:34
3. Chris Woolener 3:42:43

1.Roz Cochrane 4:09:07
2. Jennifer Smith 4:27:22
3. Cristina Cooper 4:42:51

Well done all!
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Cancellation of Raedwald Swim 2018

Good Evening All

I am sorry to say I have had to reluctantly take the decision to cancel the first running of the Raedwald Swim this year.

I have failed to market the event successfully. It is gratifying to have 45 participants signed up, including some good friends in Ipswich and Felixstowe, but the event needs closer to 100 to cover the costs. Whilst Trifarm would have accepted a small loss to get the event going, currently it is looking close to a £4k shortfall which is not something Trifarm can afford to underwrite. I could have waited a week or two more, but I wanted to make the call whilst there is still time for everyone to try and find alternative events. I also did not want to keep suppliers on the hook only to cancel closer to the date.

We will revisit the event for 2019, and try and to do more on the marketing side to get a bit more interest. We had to defer the first running of the Alton Water Triathlon, and now we have just had a very successful second edition of that.

Sorry to disappoint you all, and hopefully see you in the river next year

Triple Crown Leg 3 entries close 6pm, 25th July


Entries for the Triple Crown race on Sunday will close tomorrow, 25th July at 6pm.

No entries on day.

If you believe you have swapped an entry from an earlier race please email to confirm you are coming.

Trifarm Triple Crown Leg 3 – July 29th – Lake closed on Sunday until 11am

On Sunday 29th July we will be hosting the third and final Triple Crown race for 2018. the lake will be closed for regular swimmers until 11am.

The lake will be open as normal from 11am-2pm.

Race start list is available here

For those racing the draft briefing is available Trifarm Sprint Triathlon briefing July 2018 draft .  Tere may be changes to this once the race officials have reviewed.

The water is currently well above 22 degrees in the evenings so please be aware there is a likelihood that this will be a non-wetsuit race.  We are discussing possible rule variations, but please arrive ready to race without your wetsuit if necessary..

Saturday opening is unaffected

Trifarm Triple Crown Leg 2 Results

The benefit of a night sleep 🙂

Thanks all for a lovely day yesterday. Apologies for our confusion over the results, Leg 3 medals, and changing the run out position once you were swimming.

John from On Your Marks Events has consolidated the results here. I can see there are still issues as T1 times a very short for some, so there are clearly questions. I apologise for the further delay in getting final results to you all. This is basic stuff that should have been correct at the time.

We have used the same timing service for all our races to date, and this is the first time we have had these issues. As a fellow competitor I know this is unacceptable, even if most if us are competing for fun. but if names/age groups etc need changing then let me know and I will collate changes and pass them on. Please try and let by know by COB tomorrow.

24th June – Trifarm Triple Crown lake closed until 11am & Race Briefing

On Sunday 24th June we will be hosting the second Triple Crown race for 2018. the lake will be closed for regular swimmers until 11am.

The lake will be open as normal from 11am-2pm.

Race start list is available here

For those racing the briefing is available here Trifarm Sprint Triathlon briefing June 2018 final.

The water is currently around 22 degrees in the evening so please be aware there is a possibility that this will be a non-wetsuit race.  We will not know until the day.

Saturday opening is unaffected