World Snail Racing Championships






2017 Champion!

The 2017 championships were held on 15th July 2017 and this year's winner is a snail called Larry owned by 41-year-old Tara Beasley from Castle Acre near Swaffham. Larry covered the 13 inch course in 2 mins 47 secs. Tara said “I'm going to spoil him now. He has done so well. I am quite overwhelmed to own the World Snail Racing Champion.” Last year's champion, Herbie 2, defended his title but did not get into the final.

2017 Snail Racing Champion

Tara Beasley with her winning snail Larry. Photo: 2017 Mark Scase. All Rights Reserved.

Larry the snail racing towards the finish. Photo: 2017 Mark Scase. All Rights Reserved.

Video courtesy of Dave Painter, HUTC.

Many children brought snails and were encouraged by snail trainer Neil Riseborough. Photos: 2017 Mark Scase. All Rights Reserved.

Intense media interest as Larry crossed the finish line. Photos: 2017 Mark Scase. All Rights Reserved.

The next Championships will be held on 21 July 2018 on the cricket field at Congham, Norfolk, UK (nearest postcode PE32 1AH).

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