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Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling ChampionshipsNorthern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championships

Bog Champions!

This year the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) will once again host the event and will help raise awareness of the importance of our bogs to the environment.

This energetic sport is very popular and gets people literally into the bog. Competitors have to swim up to two lengths of a 60-yard bog drain with the aid of a snorkel, mask and flippers and without using any conventional swimming strokes. Anyone over the age of 12 can have a go.

Local girl Dineka Maguire had been the Champion for 3 consecutive years but in 2013 was beaten by Deirdre Duggan by 0.06 seconds!! Dineka is still a Guinness World record holder for the fastest time to complete the World Bog Snorkelling Championship by a woman is 1 minute 31.90 seconds at Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales on 29th August, 2010 although she smashed that record in 2012 with a time of 1 minute 26.97 seconds.

Ben Christman is the fastest bog snorkeller in the history of the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championships with an impressive time of 1 minute 25.37 seconds.

The total course length for Men’s, Women’s and Relay heats is 120 yards. The Junior and Fun Run heats consist of just one length of the drain. There will be trophies for first second and third. You may dress up for the Fun Run category and there will be prizes for the best (craziest) fancy dress.

Previous Winners

2007

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Conor Wilson

1:48.16

 

1

Alice Patterson

1:50.00

2

Gareth Grindle

2:24.41

 

2

Lisa Partridge

2:13.88

3

Andy Young

2:26.12

 

3

Helen Nutt

2:16.22

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Jonathan Hilliard

0:46.16

 

1

The A-Team

5:58.03

2

Jonathan Wright

0:52.91

 

2

The B-Team

6:54.97

3

Ryan McConnell

0:59.97

 

3

The Custard Chuckers

7:05.00

2008

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Conor Murphy

1:30.66

 

1

Claire Guy

2:21.37

2

Conor Wilson

2:00.00

 

2

Claire Warden

2:37.31

3

Jonnie Odgers

2:02.34

 

3

Patricia McKernan

2:46.53

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Jonathan Hilliard

0:43.22

 

1

The Custard Chuckers

6:00.09

2

Roisin Meredith

0:44.25

 

2

Portadown Bog Racers

6:10.90

3

Mathew Mooney

0:57.25

 

3

Badgers Bog Cubs

6:36.28

2009

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Conor Murphy

1:25.87

 

1

Emma Kerr

2:15.87

2

Jonathan Hilliard

1:41.31

 

2

Katherine Kerr

2:18.47

3

Nick Clarke

2:37.85

 

3

Patricia McKernan

2:57.59

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Dineka Maguire

0:49.25

 

1

The Portadown Dolphins

6:30.75

2

Roisin Meredith

0:50.34

 

2

Funky Dolphins

6:47.87

3

Fiona Meehan

0:50.42

 

3

Down & Dirty

7:36.50

2010

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Kevin Cooper

1:44.78

 

1

Emma Kerr

1:49.19

2

Kyle Matchett

1:53.66

 

2

Alyn Fenn

2:00.84

3

Chris Wilson

1:59.34

 

3

Alison Cardwell

2:03.38

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Dineka Maguire

0:40.72

 

1

The Pretty Penguins

5:59.75

2

Fiona Meehan

0:44.59

 

2

Bog Belles

6:04.78

3

Roisin Meredith

0:48.94

 

3

Monaghan Boggers

6:19.03

2011

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Jonathan Hilliard

1:33.78

 

1

Stephanie Bruce-Smith

2:04.44

2

Chris Wilson

1:56.09

 

2

Laura Speight

2:15.85

3

Matt Armstrong

2:12.38

 

3

Lisa Marie Cooke

3:05.65

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Dineka Maguire

0:42.47

 

1

Ireland’s Finest

5:38.56

2

Lucy Stevenson

1:11.35

 

2

 

 

3

Tom Bowden

1:29.50

 

3

 

 

2012

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Kevin Cooper

1:40.44

 

1

Dineka Maguire

1:34.88

2

Rupert Page

2:05.78

 

2

Emma Kerr

2:02.03

3

Vincent Farrelly

2:22.49

 

3

Ruth McAlister

2:15.63

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Lucy Stevens'on

0:54.83

 

1

No Panic

6:49.81

2

Alannah Stephens'

1:15.75

 

2

Boggle Your Mind

7:07.53

3

Philip Marten

1:35.31

 

3

Snork Chops

9:13.62

2013

Mens' Race

...

Womens' Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

 

Time

1

Ben Christman

1:25.37

 

1

Deirde Duggan

 1:32.00

2

Jonathan Hilliard

1:32.14

 

2

Dineka Maguire

 1:32.06

3

 Tony Einfeldt

1:41.44

 

3

 Georgina Mile

1:53.19 

 

Junior Race

...

Relay Race

Pos

Name

Time

 

Pos

Name

Time

1

Lucy Stevenson

0:50.18

 

1

Bog Rollers

5:14.62

2

Robbie Anderson

0:51.32

 

2

Bog Rats

5:49.87

3

Molly Stevenson

 0:59.16

 

3

Bog Sharks

5:53.75

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