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Kings Head Canter 1998 Finish

Race Finish (1998) at East Hoathly


Congratulations to all runners at the 2021 Kings Head Canter 5K. It was great to see loads of runners giving their all as they ran from pub to pub to finish outside the Kings Head in the village of East Hoathly.

Again this year, the 23rd edition, we had some pretty speedy runners, with the overall winner being Paul Navesey in a time of 15:14. Looking at the results "webpage, which lists all of the winners for all of the years since 1998, as well as there being links to all of the previous years' official results, it indicates that Paul's finish time is the 4th fastest winning time, only 16 seconds slower than the course record time of 14:58. The womens winner was Izzy Coomber in a quick time of 18:22. Tara Shanahan, the 2018 womens winner, very narrowly won the Over 40 Age Graded Percentage category by 0.1%, with 87.3%, with a finish time of 19:08.

Visit the results webpage to view this year's results. After a small glitch with the alphabetical ordering of runners with the same last name, we are confident that the results published tonight (30/08/21) are correct. However, if you do spot an error, please e-mail us and we will correct the published results.

Click the follwoing link: to view an article about Monday's race published on the runabcSOUTH website.

We had an amateur photographer taking photos at today's event.

2021 Finish Photos are now available to view and download for free from Flickr. Click here to view and download at full resolution, so still good quality after cropping.


I particularly like the following 'Action Shot' from the 2021 event.

On behalf of East Hoathly and Halland Carnival Society, thanks for supporting the Kings Head Canter 5K. All income from the race, once expenses are covered, help fund the annual Bonfire night in November. If you haven't visited East Hoathly on Carnival night, I strongly recommended it. You won't be disappointed. It is a great occasion each year.

We look forward to seeing you at the 24th edition of the Kings Head Canter 5k, scheduled to take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August 2022. Stuart Mills, Race Director


A friendly rural road race, over a point

to point course, starting in one East

Sussex village and finishing in the

neighbouring village.


FREE pint of 1648 Brewing Co. beer or soft drink to

ALL finishers, courtesy of the

Kings Head Pub, East Hoathly, East Sussex.

This year will be the 23rd running of the Kings Head Canter 5K. Each year on the August Bank Holiday Monday around 240 runners enjoy the great atmosphere of this well organised event, complete with barbeque and drinks at the finish.

The 4980 metre point to point course is a SEAA measured undulating rural course with an overall climb of 20 metres, starting in Chiddingly and finishing in East Hoathly. 


Jog Shop Brighton vouchers and Kings Head Canter unique trophies for first three finishers in the following categories: Male, Female, and Over 40 Age Graded. (Racemaster98 Age Graded %. Click here to find out more about the Racemaster98 Age Graded % )

Village Team Event. There is a 3 person team competition for people that either live, work or play in East Hoathly. Teams can be made from: an East Hoathly street, a club or business team, or simply a team of friends and family. No matter what age, the result is calculated using Racemaster98 age graded %.


The Kings Head Canter 5K is organised by the East Hoathly and Halland Carnival Society. Any money raised from the race is used to help organise the spectacular Carnival that takes place in November each year. An event well worth attending!

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Photos from the EH&HCS Carnival (Thanks to 'Jimmy the Snaps' for the photos).