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Kings Head Canter 1998 Finish

Race Finish (1998) at East Hoathly

Results are now available to view on our Results webpage.

Well done to all of the 207 runners in this mornings rather hot Kings Head Canter 5k. Even despite the hot conditions we had some very quick tmes, including a new course record in the official time of 14:58 achieved by Kevin Moore from Brighton and Hove AC, plus a dead heat in the women's race between previous winner and current course record holder Caroline Hoyte and Maisie Trafford, both from Arena 80 AC, in a quick time of 18:03. First Over 40 Age-Graded winner was James Skinner (Haywards Heath Harriers) VM45-49, time: 16:12 resulting in a %Age Grade of 89.0%.

We look forward to seeing you back next year for the 23rd edition, scheduled for Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020.

A friency rural road race, over a point

to point course, starting in one East

Sussex village and finishing in the

neighbouring village.


FREE pint of beer or soft drink to

ALL finishers, courtesy of the

Kings Head Pub, East Hoathly, East Sussex.

This year will be the 22nd 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. And for 2019 the race is again part of the Harvey Curtis Sussex Road Race Challenge.

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).