For Bog Snorkelling accommodation enquiries, you can contact the Tourist Information Centre ~ e-mail: llanwrtydtouristinformation@yahoo.co.uk
Alternatively, write to us at Ty Barcud, Llanwrtyd, Powys LD5 4RB or
Phone between 1000 hours and 1700 hours on 01591 610666
For the new Green Events brochure please send a stamped (65p) self addressed envelope to Green Events Ltd, Ty'r Sospan, Llanwrtyd, Powys, LD5 4TA
OR ~ Dowload, complete, print out and send this entry form using this link Entry form .
Bog snorkeller Julie Galvin from Ireland Bog snorkelling against the back drop of Mid Wales mountains Bog snorkelling bog
The 2007 event is scheduled to take place on August Bank Holiday Monday
August 27th 2007.
from 11am. Entry fee is £12 per person

This international sporting event, takes place annually on August Bank Holiday Monday in the dense Waen Rhydd Peat bog on the southern outskirts the smallest town in Britain - Llanwrtyd Wells - in Powys, Mid Wales.
If you want to know about Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling use this link
If you want to know about The Bog Snorkelling Triathlon use this link
A wee bit of history ~ ~
Competitors have to complete two lengths of a 60 yard trench cut through the peat bog in the quickest time possible, wearing snorkels and flippers (wet suits optional but advisable) but without using any conventional swimming strokes. In 2005 it was a cold, wet day, but the 2006 event, first for our new sponsors SPMK, saw a predominantly clear day and a fair bit of sunshine much more appealling (!!) for both competitors and spectators slashing about in, or being splashed by in a dirty, smelly mud from a trench in the middle of a mid Wales peat bog!
2006 was a lovely day, overcast and a bit windy but not too cold, and as usual we welcomed back Julia Galvin from across the Irish sea in Listowel, Co Kerry - she was the Irish Bog Snorkelling Champion. With her infectious personality, she always lends great colour to this event and gives an interview anyone in the media would crave for - thanks, as always Julia. Welcome also to the new World Bog Snorkelling Sponsor, SPMK (www.spmk.com), who won the prestigious honor of sponsring the event by bidding for it on e-bay. Good to see an IT company using e-commerce for such positive gains!!
The 2006 event was a huge success, with over a hundred participants and several hundred more spectators. Entries were international, including 'snorkellors from Russia, Australlia New Zealand and England. For the first time ever, the event saw a tie for first place, resulting in a 'bog off' between Haydn Pitchford and Glenn Marshall, who both completed the course in 1minute 42 seconds. The rematch was close with Haydn from Leeds pipping Glenn from Bradford by less than 1 second!.
The world record time of 1min 35sec is still held by Phillip John, Marine and international swimmer, who couldn't be with us this year.
The 2006 winner, was Haydn Pitchforth of Leeds won in a time of 1 minute 41.42 seconds, in an exciting 'bog off' for first place.
The Ladies World Champion was Alexis Howe in a time of 1.45.
The Junior Champion was 14 year old William Schofieldalso in 1.48
unfortunately this year there was no Local Champion was ---- despite a hearty attempt by Sheelagh Tompkins, who had to borrow a snorkeland ended up drinking half the bog!!

Men's World Champion - PITCHFORTH, Haydn,
Ladies World Champion - HOWE, Alexis,
Junior World Champion - SCHOFIELD William,
Local Champion none Local Womens Champion none Slowest TBA

The full results for this yearand entry form to next years event will be available here shortly. Meanwhile, check out our sponsor's SPMK Ltd on the SPMK Bog Snorkelling website www.worldbogsnork.com email using this link)

Pos

Name

Time

 

Position

Name

Time

1

Haydn Pitchforth

1.41.42

 

2

Glenn Marshall

1.42

3

Alexis Howe

1.45

 

4

TBC

1.53.97

5

TBC

1.56.85

 

6

TBC

1.58.09

7

tbc

1.59.00

 

8

tbc

1.59.41

9

tbc

1.59.90

 

10

tbc

2.00.34

11

tbc

2.00.72

 

12

tbc

2.01.10

13

tbc

2.04.07

 

14

tbc

2.04.47

15

tbc

2.04.59

 

16

tbc

2.05.62

17

tbc

2.06.62

 

18

tbc

2.07.41

19

tbc

2.07.61

 

20

tbc

2.08.97

21

tbc

2.11.12

 

22

tbc

2.12.75

23

tbc

2.13.33

 

24

tbc

2.13.87

25

tbc

2.13.94

 

26

tbc

2.14.12

27

tbc

2.14.81

 

28

tbc

2.15.25

29

tbc

2.17.31

 

30

tbc

2.16.94

31

tbc

2.21.65

 

32

tbc

2.22.07

33

tbc

2.23.09

 

34

tbc

2.22.41

35

tbc

2.24.09

 

36

tbc

2.24.29

37

Tbc

2.25.78

 

38

tbc

2.26.84

39

tbc

2.27.21

 

40

tbc

2.27.29

41

tbc

2.27.26

 

42

tbc

2.28.10

43

tbc

2.28.34

 

44

tbc

2.28.28

45

tbc

2.28.38

 

46

tbc

2.30.29

47

tbc

2.31.53

 

48

tbc

2.32.63

49

tbc

2.34.21

 

50

tbc

2.36.88

51

tbc

2.38.12

 

52

tbc

2.38.13

53

tbc

2.38.31

 

54

tbc

2.38.59

55

tbc

2.39.35

 

56

tbc

2.40.22

57

tbc

2.40.40

 

58

tbc

2.40.69

59

tbc

2.40.94

 

60

tbc

2.41.71

61

tbc

2.42.40

 

62

tbc

2.43.87

63

tbc

2.45.28

 

64

tbc

2.45.44

65

tbc

2.45.53

 

66

tbc

2.46.44

67

tbc

2.45.65

 

68

tbc

2.48.41

69

tbc

2.50.65

 

70

tbc

2.52.50

71

tbc

2.54.06

 

72

tbc

2.54.40

73

tbc

2.56.65

 

74

tbc

2.57.15

75

tbc

2.57.16

 

76

tbc

2.59.75

77

tbc

3.00.28

 

78

tbc

3.04.93

79

tbc

3.05.91

 

80

tbc

3.06.37

81

tbc

3.06.63

 

82

tbc

3.07.28

83

tbc

3.08.25

 

84

tbc

3.09.81

85

tbc

3.09.93

 

86

tbc

3.11.73

87

tbc

3.12.01

 

88

tbc

3.12.03

89

tbc

3.13.35

 

90

tbc

3.13.59

91

tbc

3.17.78

 

92

tbc

3.19.87

93

tbc

3.24.12

 

94

tbc

3.25.00

95

tbc

3.40.59

 

96

tbc

3.42.18

97

tbc

3.43.28

 

98

tbc

3.57.22

99

tbc

4.04.75

 

100

tbc

4.09.00

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc/TD>

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF

-

tbc

DNF

 

-

tbc

DNF


Pictures of the crazy sport were whisked around the globe by - amongst others - Sky, Belgian TV, Russian TV, Central TV, The Independent, The Guardian, Loaded Magazine, Russian TV, Chinese TV, Good Old Auntie (BBC), Irish TV/Radio, Eira TV/Radio, Radio 5 Live, S4C, Channel 4 TV, German TV,Australian TV, etc...etc...
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Finally, hearfelt thanks go from Gordon Green MBE, the organiser, to all the unpaid volunteers who helped in any way to stage this event and to SPMK our new sponsor SPMK who provided the fabulous prizes, a PDA, iPod and the cash! And, lastly, to all who come and support this great day out in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside
email: llanwrtydtouristinformation@yahoo.co.uk

All proceeds from this funny, fascinating and fantastic sporting event are donated to charities and good causes in the region. The 2005 proceeds went to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The proceeds from the 2006 event will go to the Motor Neurone Association in memory of the Green Events Treasurer, Ron Skilton who passed away in December 2005.

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