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Congham snail racing championships recognised in Guinness World Records

It’s official! Guinness World Records has recognised the upcoming Snail Racing World Championships due to be held at Congham tomorrow.

The event, which has been held in the village since the 1960s, has been deemed the longest running humane snail-racing world championships by the official site monitoring record-breaking facts and achievements.

This year's championships, the first since their suspension in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, will also feature an attempt to beat the world record of two minutes 22 seconds set by Archie the snail on July 22, 1995.

The race is taking place tomorrow
The race is taking place tomorrow

Extensive research has uncovered notable moments in the event's history, including 250 being the largest number of competing snails, recorded in 2001 and 2002, and trainers, Sue Ryder and Thomas Vincent, notching up two wins over the championship‘s'’s 56-year history.

Tomorrow, snails will again slug it out for the top prize of a tankard of lettuce.

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