Course aux Chausses

Semur-en-Auxois FRA

Race Winners (380 runnings)

14 May 2016 --- Regis Raymond-13 --- Margot Treuchot
23 May 2015 --- Nicolas Mary-4 --- Eva Reveillon-4
07 Jun 2014 --- Nicolas Mary-3 --- Raissa Colin
18 Jun 2013 --- Nicolas Mary-2 --- Eva Reveillon-3
26 May 2012 --- Nicolas Mary --- Eva Reveillon-2
11 Jun 2011 --- Regis Raymond-12 --- Eva Reveillon
22 May 2010 --- Pascal Hays-2 --- Anita Duncan-5
30 May 2009 --- Regis Raymond-11 --- Anita Duncan-4
10 May 2008 --- Pascal Hays (FRA) --- Anita Duncan-3

26 May 2007

--- Regis Raymond-10 --- Anita Duncan-2

03 Jun 2006

--- Regis Raymond-9 --- Anita Duncan

14 May 2005

--- Regis Raymond-8 --- Valerie Jallet-2

29 May 2004

--- Regis Raymond-7 --- Valerie Jallet

07 Jun 2003

--- Carlos Lopes (POR) --- Catherine Julien

18 May 2002

--- Regis Raymond-6 --- FranÁoise Mazuire

02 Jun 2001

--- Regis Raymond-5 --- Christine Zanconatto-2

10 Jun 2000

--- Regis Raymond-4 --- n/a

22 May 1999

--- Regis Raymond-3 --- Fabienne Charles-3

30 May 1998

--- Regis Raymond-2 --- Sandra Ollivier

17 May 1997

--- Regis Raymond (FRA) --- Christine Zanconatto

25 May 1996

--- Bruno Zanconato --- Lucie Guenebaut-2

03 Jun 1995

--- Herve Treuchot --- Christine Bianchi-4

21 May 1994

--- Andre Maitrot --- Lucie Guenebaut

29 May 1993

--- Frederic Huerta --- Christine Bianchi-3

06 Jun 1992

--- Fabrice Joumier-3 --- Christine Bianchi-2

18 May 1991

--- Fabrice Joumier-2 --- Christine Bianchi

02 Jun 1990

--- Fabrice Joumier --- Isabelle Pechinot

13 May 1989

--- Alain Pozzobon --- Fabienne Charles-2

21 May 1988

--- Bertrand Leguy-4 + Andre Maitrot --- Fabienne Charles

06 Jun 1987

--- Jerome Benet --- Mireille Lefort

17 May 1986

--- Bertrand Leguy-3 --- Marion Pineau

25 May 1985

--- Bertrand Leguy-2 --- Martine Piron

09 Jun 1984

--- Bertrand Leguy --- Fatima Berrahou

21 May 1983

--- Laurent Leguy-2 --- Martine Vollaire

29 May 1982

--- Jean-NoŽl Gobe-2 --- Sophie Michel

06 Jun 1981

--- Jean-NoŽl Gobe --- JoŽlle Beguin-2

24 May 1980

--- Laurent Leguy --- JoŽlle Beguin

02 Jun 1979

--- nfn Lemontagnier --- FranÁoise Pichenot

13 May 1978

--- Gerard Ragnard  


Notes: This footrace, held in the French medieval town of  Semur-en-Auxois on the CŰtes d'Or in the  Bourgogne region, was first held in 1369. It is held during the religious Feast of Pentecost each year. A Royal Ordinance by Charles V  in 1369 condemned games of chance and encouraged sports events instead.  The race is called the ďcourse aux chausses" -   chausses are  socks or hose. Originally this prize was given by the  "meneurs de búufs", the cattle drovers,  to attract the people to the big cattle market that was held at Semur-en-Auxois during the Pentecost fair.    

Between 1369 and 1566 the race was held but due to wars, plagues, etc it was probably not held every single year.  In 1566 the race became traditional when magistrates of the town allocated prize money (3 livres 13 sols) as a prize. From that date until 1651 the race was held every year. Traditionally the men ran naked which was not unusual in such races at this time.  In 1651, the governor's wife, Marquise d'Origny, was so shocked at this naked footrace that she had the race stopped.

After a break of over three hundred years the race was revived in 1978 and has been held every year since.   The race course is situated in the centre of the medieval city, on the pavement of the streets around the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame, for a distance of 4145 metres. No times are available.


Most Wins (1369/date)

Men

13

Regis Raymond (FRA) 1997-2002,2004-07,2009,2011,2016

Women

5

Anita Duncan 2006-10

Prize Money (ADR qualified runners)
No information on prize money has been received for this race.

Race Time Bias (sec/km
There is insufficient data to calculate the race time bias.

Competitive Level (1990-date)
There is insufficient data to calculate the competitive level.

Last Updated on 20 Aug 2016

Contributors: Thierry Lefeuvre (50)