Bog snorkelling is a sporting event that consists of competitors completing two consecutive lengths of a 60-yard (55 m) water filled trench cut through a peat bog, in the shortest time possible. Competitors must wear snorkels and flippers, and complete the course without using conventional swimming strokes, relying on flipper power alone. Wet suits are not compulsory, but are usually worn.
The sport of bog snorkelling was started in 1976 near Llanwrtyd Wells. It began as a result of an over the bar conversation in The Neuadd Arms between Gordon Green and a few regulars. It now attracts more than 200 entrants each year and is currently sponsored by Rowntrees Randoms. Source
The man who devised the World Bog Snorkelling Championship has braved the event himself for the first time. Reported by BBC
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