World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales

We’re on a mission to find some of Europe’s most unique and exciting sporting experiences.  We’re sending a team of Irish based travel bloggers and vloggers around Europe to experience sports and competitions that we’re not so used to seeing here in Ireland.  First up is the Bog Snorkelling World Championships – that’s right, a bog snorkelling world championships – which takes place in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales every year.  This was the 30th World Championships and I’m sure you’ll agree it certainly looks like a dirty fun event.

We sent along Allan Dixon to try it out and Allan jumped head first into the event (literally).  Is he the new bog snorkelling world champion?  Watch the video below to find out.

Once voted by Lonely Planets as one of the top 50 things to do around the world, the World Bog Snorkelling Championships are an annual event which also include a bog triathlon and the world record is held by Surrey based Kirsty Johnson with a time of 1 minute 22.56 seconds.  If the event looks like fun, you can sign up for the 2016 World Championship’s here.  The competition takes place on Sunday 28th August.

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