Bog Snorkelling

The World Bog Snorkelling Championships returned to Waen Rhydd bog after missing the last 2 years because of Covid restrictions. The sun shone all day and this great and unique event returned with a bang. There were 160 competitors who braved the bog, and the World Alternative team held wife carrying, husband dragging, ditch running, and the children’s bog. In the main bog the world record holder, Neil Rutter, was fastest again in a time of 1min 20 sec, missing out on his world record by 2 seconds. As always many people entered the bog in fancy dress and this is one of the reasons that makes it such a fun day. We also had a visit from the BBC weatherman, Derek Brockway, who sportingly took the plunge in the bog. He also stayed and presented the prizes.

Photographs by Peter Barnett and Martin Pigott

Derek Brockway BBC weatherman
Derek Brockway the BBC Welsh weatherman
Derek Brockway BBC weatherman snorkelling in the bog
Derek Brockway in the bog

The timers and women in fancy dress entering th bog

Man in women's dress entering the bog


Two women and two men in fancy dress standing at the bog

Bog snorkeler in fancy dress

Woman in the bog after finish snorkeling

Woman with flower headdress bog snorkelling

Man in shark fancy dress bog snorkeling

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