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Kings Head Canter 1998 Finish

Race Finish (1998) at East Hoathly


Race results are now available by clicking the link near the top of the Results webpage.


Another great day at the Kings Head Canter 5K with the ever present friendly supportive atmosphere, and the complimentary pint of 1648 beer or sotfdrink, making the 5km run a very enjoyable event.

Really good to see loads of familiar faces back again running, and also good to see plenty of new runners enjoying the event for their first time. As usual some really impressive performances today, and well done to all of your that completed the undulating 5km route. Hopefully see you all next year on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019.

The mens winning time this year was an extremely quick 15:16 by James Westlake. The second fastest finishing time in the 21 editi0ns of the race, just 10 seconds slower than last year's course record time. Second place overall was James Skinner (15:54) with James Turner finishing 3rd in a time of 16:10. (Please note: If you want to run fast, change your name to James!)

The Women's race was won by Tara Shanahan with a winning time of 18:24, 13 seconds ahead of Maisie Trafford (18:37), with 2016/2017 womens winner Rebecca Moore just a further 12 seconds back finishing 3rd in a time of 18:49.

In the Age Graded over 40 category, the winner was James Skinner (M45) who finished second overall, with a percentage of 88.58% (Time - 15:54). Second was Caroline Wood (V55) with 85.33% (20:16), and with Mark Halls (M55) third with 83.87% (18:03).

East Hoathly Village Team Prize was won by 'The Rectory Runners' with a combined age graded percentage for the three team members of 165.84%, ahead of 'Team Cherry' who achieved 160.54%. Third East Hoathly Team was 'The Ron Mills 4.5km Specialist Runners' with 157.74%.

On the photos webpage there is a link to our resident village photographer 'Jimmy the Snaps' website photoblog. Jimmy takes a few photos of a sample of the runners finishing, so check out the photos page to see if there is a photo of you finishing. His photos are usually pretty impressive, so well worth purchasing a print or a digital download, at a good price.


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 beer or soft drink to

ALL finishers, courtesy of the

Kings Head Pub, East Hoathly, East Sussex.

This year will be the 21st 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 2018 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).