Events

Sports in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

World Bog Snorkelling Championships

The most famous of all Llanwrtyd's wacky events. Competitors are allowed wetsuits, snorkels and flippers to traverse a trench cut out of a peat bog, using no recognisable swimming stroke and surfacing only to naviga…
Sports in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Man vs Horse Marathon

The event that kicked off all the craziness in Llanwrtyd Wells, the Man vs Horse Marathon has been held every year since 1980 and has resulted in some tense finishes. Two-legged runners have won only twice, most rec…
Sports in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championship

Specially designed chariots harnessed to two mountain bikes are raced by teams of three during Llanwrtyd's revival of Saturnalia, the Roman festival of misrule. There's a 'best dressed Roman' competition, the devour…
Sports in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Real Ale Wobble & Ramble

In conjunction with the Mid-Wales Beer Festival, every November cyclists and walkers follow waymarked routes (10, 15 or 25 miles for ramblers; 15 or 28 miles for wobblers), supping real ales at the 'pint stops' alon…
New Year in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Mari Llwyd

A revival of the ancient practice of parading a horse's skull from house to house on New Year's Eve while reciting Welsh poetry. The procession leaves from the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells at 10.30pm.