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Stop Press - 2016 Champion!

The 2016 championships were held on 16th July 2016 and this year's winner is a snail called Herbie 2 owned by 45-year-old Colin Voss from Histon in Cambridgeshire. Herbie 2 covered the 13 inch course in 3 mins 25 secs. Colin said “This is fantastic. I am delighted I’m going back in glory. My wife Katrina will help look after Herbie 2 because she is a very keen gardener. Unfortunately last years winner George who was due to defend his title died suddenly the day before the Championships.

2016 Snail Racing Champion


Colin Voss with his winning snail Herbie 2. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd


Herbie 2 the snail winning the 2016 championship. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

 
Video of 2016 championship. Courtesy of Britclip

   
The start - and they are off with crowds cheering. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

   
Some snails were elaborately decorated but Herbie 2 the snail took an early lead. Photos: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

The next Championships will be held on 15 July 2017 on the cricket field at Congham, Norfolk, UK (nearest postcode PE32 1AH).

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