The Bog Snorkeling

Summary: Don a damp match and a snorkel and take a plunge into the slimy, dark bog filled with peat water, horrible sludge, black scorpion and who understands what else

Despite the fact that physicians have raised concerns about health result against this sport, bog snorkeling acquired enough popularity to even require a world championship of its own. Bog Snorkeling takes place in a 60 backyard trench filled with water. Those who take the least time in finishing the two consecutive lengths of the 60 backyard bog course by snorkeling is declared winner.

The World Championship of Bog Snorkeling takes place every year every August on Bank Holiday at the thick Waen Rhydd peat bog near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales. The very first World Championship of Bog Snorkeling was initially held in 1985. Rivals from various nations don a wet fit and a snorkel and plunge into the slimy, dark bog filled with peat moss, sludge, scorpions, newts, snakes and who knows what else (fine, I’m kidding with the last part).

Other variation of the bog sport also emerged. Like the mountain bicycle bog snorkeling where rivals ride with a mountain bicycle through the bog. The very first World Mountain Bike Bog Snorkeling Championship took place in 2000. Since then, it has actually been a yearly event. Bikes used for this sport are heavily customized, the wheels which are weighted and the metal structure filled with water. There is also another variation which is the Bog Snorkeling Triathlon.

The Bog Snorkeling Traithlon occasion consists of running on a roughly 12 mile track, then a bog snorkeling of around 120 yards through the world famous Bog Trench and a mountain bike flight of roughly 25 miles. The Bog Snorkeling Triathlon have both an individual and a team relay event.

When attended to about bog snorkeling’s health issues, Gordon Green (the creator of bog snorkeling) explains that northern bogs (especially upland bogs in Wales) are acidic adequate to kill most germs. The dark and vicious looking water in spite of the drifting green muck, is safe for swimming as long as there aren’t any dead sheep lying around. Real enough, no severe bog snorkelers to this day have actually gotten ill. He even declared that some natural bogs have fishes in them, particularly trout and chub, although bog swimmers would likely jump out if they see a wicked-looking scorpions. “Oh these scorpions are just safe”, he states well-naturedly while considering rather anxiously on one already holding on to among the post: a flat, black consumer who indeed looked too wicked to be harmless. “They live off bog snorkelers,” Bradburn the regional builder neighboring remarks straight-faced, as he drives the white wood stake into the bottom of the bog with a sledgehammer. “This is their one meal of the year.”

* Note: These black water scorpions are actually harmless. It is often a specimen in the majority of 5th or 6th grade biology classes.

The World Championship of Bog Snorkeling takes place yearly every August on Bank Holiday at the dense Waen Rhydd peat bog near Llanwrtyd Wells in mid Wales. Like the mountain bike bog snorkeling where competitors ride with a mountain bike through the bog. The Bog Snorkeling Traithlon event consists of running on an around 12 mile track, then a bog snorkeling of roughly 120 lawns through the world well-known Bog Trench and a mountain bike flight of roughly 25 miles. When dealt with about bog snorkeling’s health concerns, Gordon Green (the inventor of bog snorkeling) points out that northern bogs (especially upland bogs in Wales) are acidic adequate to eliminate most bacteria. He even declared that some natural bogs have fishes in them, particularly trout and chub, although bog swimmers would likely jump out if they see a wicked-looking scorpions.