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Stop Press - 2015 Champion!

The 2015 championships were held on 18th July 2015 and this year's winner is a snail called George, owned by 31-year-old Dale Thorne, from nearby Gayton. George covered the 13 inch course in 2 mins 45 secs. Dale said: "I am thrilled but slightly embarrassed. This is usually won by a child. I think George won because he was fed on good local lettuce."

2015 Snail Racing Champion


Dale Thorne with his winning snail George. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd


George the snail winning the 2015 championship. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

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

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

The next Championships will be held on 16 July 2016 on the cricket field at Congham, Norfolk, UK (nearest postcode PE32 1AH).

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