Norfolk

Sidney clinches snail world title at Norfolk fete

With a top speed of 0.003mph (0.005kph) over a 13-inch (31cm) course in Norfolk Sidney the snail raced to achieve the accolade of a world title.

He successfully fought off all-comers in the go-slow championship at Congham in Norfolk on Sunday.

He crossed the finishing line in a leisurely three minutes 41 seconds to claim the World Snail Racing Championship title.

About 200 competitors gathered for the annual event held at the village fete.

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