The race is on! Snails battle it out in racing championships held at Congham, Norfolk
There are entrants from all around the country who travel to the small village of Congham and the owner (pictured above) of last year’s winning snail was aged just 6!
The rules are nice and simple. Before the race begins, each snail is marked with a number and placed on a racing track highlighted with two concentric circles. Snails are then placed along the inside circle and a Snail Trainer will start the race by shouting ‘ready, steady, SLOW!’. Naturally, the route will be kept well-watered to keep the little molluscs happy. The winner is the first to reach the outside circle which has a radius of 13 inches. The actual race record is two minutes, set by a championship snail named ‘Archie’ in 1995.
There is no doubt that this year’s World Snail Racing Championships will be a great afternoon’s entertainment for all of the family.
Date: 19th July 2014
Timings: Heats start at 2pm. Final commences around 4.45pm.
Entry: FREE event
Venue: the cricket field at Congham, Norfolk (nearest postcode: PE32 1AH)
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