More than 200 snails participated in the annual World Snail Racing Championship in Congham, Norfolk, on Saturday. Today's championship saw supporters cheer on the little animals, in an event that was intended to raise money for the local church. «The snails race over a thirteen each course. They run from an inner circle to an outer circle, and we race somewhere within the region of 250 snails... Еще every year, sometimes more. The world record is two minutes set by Archie in 1995,» explained a farmer and a snail trainer Neil Riseborough. Lina, one of the visitors confessed, that she is «always really disappointed» if she misses the event.