New records set at Bog Snorkelling Championships

275x250.jpg A new speed record has been set at the World Bog Snorkelling Championships... after the bogs were cleaned for the first time in ten years.

More than 150 competitors from around the world had attended the event - now in it's 25th year - near Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, to take part.

Once there they had to see how long it took to complete the 110 metre course by swimming two lengths of the murky - and still very muddy - trench.

Organisers said they'd anticipated fast times as the trenches had recently been cleaned but couldn't believe how much faster it was… we can't believe how murky the bog must have been last year.
275x250.jpg The world record previously held by Joanna Pitchforth (1.38.15), was smashed by local man Dan Morgan of Brecon in an astounding 1:30.66  Last years Junior Winner, Becky Lord, also smashed her own record time of 1:41:56 by finishing in 1:38:01.

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