Darn you, Jack Frost. Now you’re messing up sports.
…well, sort of.
An English pub was forced to cancel a charity snail race scheduled for Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete. The Dartmoor Union Inn in southwest England said on its Facebook page, “The cold snap has led to a medical problem with our racers – it’s called hibernation.”
Temperatures across much of Europe are well below normal for the time of year, and England’s public health authority said on Friday that the prolonged cold weather posed a danger to elderly people and young children. And, apparently….snails.
The Dartmoor Union Inn said it planned to reschedule what it had billed as “The 1st International Snail Grand National” in aid of a local air ambulance service, once the weather warms up. Until then, the race participants will continue to be sluggish…
See what I did there? ~ Jason