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Stop Press - 2014 Champion!

The 2014 championships were held on 19th July 2014 and the winner was a snail called Wells owned and trained by Zeben Butler-Alldred, aged 5, from London.  Wells completed the course in 3 minutes 19 seconds, a slow time because of the heat. Zeben was on holiday in West Norfolk and named his snail after the local town Wells which he liked.

2014 Snail Racing Champion


Zeben Butler-Alldred with his winning snail Wells. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd


Wells the snail winning the 2014 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 Wells the snail took an early lead. Photos: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

The next Championships will be held on 18 July 2015 on the cricket field at Congham, Norfolk, UK (nearest postcode PE32 1AH).

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