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World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2019

9:30am - 5:00pm 25 Aug, 2019
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Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, United Kingdom

The weird and wonderful world of Bog Snorkelling

Sunday 25th August 2019 sees the 34th World Bog Snorkelling Championships, held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells, in the United Kingdom an event that Lonely Planet described as one of the top 50 “must do” things from around the world in 2014. Hundreds of participants from around the world and plenty of spectators are expected once again.

The current World Champion is Neil Rutter who achieved a time of 1 minute 26.15 seconds in the 2017 championships, whilst the World Record was set in 2014 by 33 year old Kirsty Johnson from Lightwater in Surrey, with an amazing time of 1 minute 22.56 seconds. The Junior World Champion (14 – 17yrs) in 2017 is Max Dow in a time of 1 minute 58 seconds, and the Ladies Champion is Jess Fidler with a time of 1 minute 41.87 seconds. Topping the Over 50s category was Ian Maclachlan in a time of 1 minute 49 seconds and Linda Foster in the womens with a time of 1 minute 53 seconds.

In 2018 the bog snorkellers included participants from Germany, Sweden, Eire, Czech Republic, Australia, making this a truly international world championships.

Highlights from the World Bog Snorkelling Championships below:

The Bog Triathlon 2019

The Bog Triathlon takes place on Saturday 24 August 2019, the day before the Bog Snorkelling Championships.  It consists of an 8-mile run, followed by a 12-mile Mountain Bike ride, followed by a 60yd (one length) bog snorkel.  There is also a ‘bite-size’ Triathlon for the less adventurous.  This consists of a 3-mile run, followed by a 6-mile Mountain Bike ride, followed by a 60yd bog snorkel.

Bog Snorkelling Location

The event takes place at Waen Rhydd bog on the outskirts of the town, getting underway at 10am. The site is signposted from the town for those who don’t mind about a mile walk, and there is also a shuttle bus running from the town square to the bog and back, beginning as soon as we can manage after 9am. There are food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music and a real ale and cider bar on the site, so it’s a great day out even if you don’t fancy taking the plunge.

How to Entry the World Bog Snorkelling Championships 2019

Online entries close 7 days before the event, but don’t panic, it’s possible to turn up and enter on the day. For more information about the event and how to enter go to Green Events

Feature image: 30th World Bog Snorkelling Championships. Photo credit – abc

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  1. Lily Thompson says:


    I hope you’re well. I work for BBC Radio 2’s Claudia (Winkleman) on Sunday and each week Claudia has a phone call with a member of the public who’s done something unusual on the weekend. When researching for this feature I came across Bog Snorkelling and think it would be perfect! Please could you reach out to your attendees and participants and see if anyone who is entering the competition would mind telling Claudia about it for the show? If interested the call would take place at 1:45 pm on Tuesday 28th August and would last about 5 minutes. It’s pre-recorded and would air the following Sunday evening so no need for anyone to worry about making any mistakes.

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    0207 307 1600

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