THE summer heatwave won't stop the World Bogsnorkelling Championships going ahead after recent rainfall filled the dried-out trenches.

Dubbed the "Home of Bogsnorkelling", Llanwrtyd Wells will host the 33rd competition on Sunday, August 26.

Thousands of spectators will descend on Britain's smallest town to watch hundreds of hopeful competitors from all over the world tackle two lengths of Waen Rhydd's 180ft (55m) peat bog.

The current World Record is 1 minute and 22.56 seconds which was set in 2014 by Kirsty Johnson, from Surrey. The current World Champion is Neil Rutter who achieved a time of 1 minute 26.15 seconds in the 2017 championships.

During the Bogsnorkelling weekend, there will be several World Alternative Games events such as Bog Belly Flopping, Ditch Racing, Wife Carrying and Husband Dragging taking place at Waen Rhydd, a short-distance away from Llanwrtyd Wells.