August 8, 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