Tuesday, 13 January 2009

More Mud..... Bog Snorkeling

Following on from yesterdays post, the Irish and Welsh have taken "Playing in the Mud", to a whole new level and have come up with the competitive sport of Bog Snorkeling.

Wikipedia defines the sport as follows: "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 World Championship takes place every August, in the Waen Rhydd peat bog near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales. Given the abundance of rain that we have been experiencing in the Eastern parts of South Africa this Summer, I would not be surprised if we saw a South African winner of the event in 2009!

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