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Spectator spectacular!

The summer of sport has kicked off, the season for spectating and watching world class sport is upon us. Look no further, Wales has everything you need to keep you entertained! 

We’ve got some great spectator suggestions of thrilling events over the summer that will be well worth a watch…well, we can’t all be athletes! Just in case you’ve had your fill of watching all the ‘normal’ sports we’ve got some alternative and thrilling events for you to watch…For starters hopefully, you managed to catch the exciting action at Principality Stadium for the FIM British Speedway Grand Prix earlier this month.  Yet another year of fast paced action - speeds of over 70mph and no brakes!

If you missed that and motorsports are your thing, then maybe you can make up for it and see Monster Jam which returns to Cardiff on Saturday 3 September. Labelled as the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions it’s guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat!

Long established as an innovative nation our creativity can be seen in many ways, including some of our more alternative sporting events. The World Alternative Games in August are a prime example of our creativity or perhaps it’s more a bit of fun. The main event of the World Alternative Games in Llanwrtyd Wells is the annual World Bogsnorkelling Championships. This year is the 31st annual championship on Sunday 28 August. The event takes place at Waen Rhydd bog on the outskirts of the town and international participants are expected again this year making it a true World Championship. Yes, it’s what you imagine – race to the finish line wading through a bog. Bound to be worth a watch! As if snorkelling alone wasn’t enough, there’s also Mountain Bike Bogsnorkelling (on a specially prepared bike) or the Bog Triathlon. You know, in case bogsnorkelling alone is a bit tame for you.

As the summer holidays draw to a close the adrenaline action will continue. Blue Lagoon in Pembrokeshire welcomes back the RedBull Cliff Diving World Series. Blue Lagoon is stop number 6 of the RedBull Cliff Diving World Series on Saturday 10 September and Sunday 11 September. The circular-shaped former slate quarry, which is now a National Trust site has high cliffs will provide a dramatic backdrop for the divers yet again. Certainly, a spectator's thrill to look forward to seeing, provided you’re not faint hearted!