September 24th 2016 in Limoges was dry and warm, quite sunny, just about ideal for the national finals of the "Courses des Garçons de Café". Around 100 entrants, who must be employed as waiters, race over a town centre course of about 5km carrying a tray of drinks. Liquid levels are measured and there are time penalties for spillage.
There are a number of different categories such as local entrants, ladies, team etc with cash prizes for the winners and runners up. The local entrants were particularly well supported and of course sponsored by the café or restaurant where they work. Major suppliers in the area put on a display with free samples, including drinks.
A great fun day !