Strathclyde Loch ready for Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014 have unveiled how Strathclyde Loch is being prepared to host the Games' triathlon competition in June. Sniffer has coordinated the work to make the water safe for the triathlon swimmers
The loch has previously occasionally experienced higher levels of blue-green algae than would be safe for the swimmers.
Over the last 2 years Sniffer has coordinated the work to prevent blooms of algae during the Games. This has included working with all the partners to facilitate a practical and cost-effective approach to preparing the loch and wider area for the triathlon events within a tight time frame.
Triathlon takes place on two days during the Games, July 24 and July 26, with three medal events including the exciting new Mixed Team Relay making its Commonwealth Games debut.
An Invitational Triathlon was hosted at the venue on May 24 which tested the field of play. The event was a great success, with amateur triathletes from across the UK given the opportunity to experience what it is like to take part in a world class event.
Sniffer’s MD Ruth Wolstenholme said that ensuring Strathclyde Loch is in top condition for the Commonwealth Games Triathlon has been a priority for a range of Scottish stakeholders:
“We are very pleased with the progress and are confident that the events will be a great credit to Strathclyde Park and those who have worked to ensure their success.”