Kez Mercel & Tigger, Professional Extreme Bog
Every August for the last 20 years, the smallest town
in Britain has been host to the International Extreme
Bog Snorkeling Championships. So far the title has
never been awarded to an Australian.
and Tigger intend to change that, by placing Australia
on the map, and raising money for World Vision in
Youve got to be in it to win.
What? In that? Youre kidding? Its
black, its filthy, and it stinks!
Just like your sense of humour. Get in and fin,
sports are glamorous, some sports attract international
celebrities; Bog Snorkelling attracts a different
sort of people, and that would be Kez and Tigger.
August for the last 20 years, the smallest town in
Britain has been host to the International Extreme
Bog Snorkelling Championships. So far the title has
never been awarded to an Australian. Kez and Tigger
intend to change that, by placing Australia on the
map, and raising money for World Vision in the process.
Kez was asked why she has decided to compete, she
replied Its a dirty sport, but someone
has to do it". And
Tigger? Someone might shout me a drink in the
do people bog snorkel?
People like extreme sports. If you are afraid
of dying, then the only alternative sport was Extreme
Ironing. But who likes ironing?
Because they cant throw dwarfs.
bog snorkelling dangerous?
Ive heard the newts are pretty dangerous,
and there are plenty of those. Are they anything like
only if you open your mouth and swallow. Then
you might die.
does the sport entail?
Competitors have to complete two lengths of
a 60 yard trench cut through the peat bog, in the
quickest time possible, wearing snorkel and fins but
without using any conventional swimming strokes. I
am always unconventional, so well suited for the task.
You get pushed into icy cold sludge, then sucked
down to the bottom of the trench where you get entangled
in the reeds. When you have stopped moving I guess
the course officials drag your corpse out of the way
for the next competitor.
do you intend to win?
By hard work and determination.
By luck. Rather like Australias Ice skating
Gold medal winner.
do you hope to get out of competing?
We hope to raise a lot of money for World
vision. We are also attempting to enter the
Guinness Book of Records by taking part in the Most
entrants for the Bog Snorkelling Championships,
The fastest time for women, and, if we
are successful this year, The most consecutive
note: These guys a ma, and we love it. Keep up the
great work, and go break that world record.
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