The Kings Head Canter 5K
Race Start (2013) at Chiddingly
Race Finish (2016) at East Hoathly
After two years of rain it was very pleasing to have the sunshine back for 2016. This year we had a total of 242 finishers with some super speedy times from the front runners who didn't seem to mind the warm temperature.
First place overall was Howard Bristow (Brighton and Hove City AC) with a time of 15:27, just seven seconds slower than the course record of 15:20 set by Geoff Hill way back in 1998, and only two seconds ahead of international marathon runner Kevin Rojas. The winning woman was Rebecca Moore (Chichester Runners AC) who finished in the second quickest ever women's time in 17:12, just two seconds slower than the women's course record of 17:10 set by Caroline Hoyte in 2002, who finished second women this year with 17:55.
It was another great day with the complimentary drink courtesy of the Kings Head Pub, East Hoathly, being very well received by the hot and thirsty runners upon finishing.
Race results are now available on the Results webpage.
Race photos from the day that capture the atmosphere of the finish area and also of around 70 runners finishing can be viewed and purchased at a very reasonable rate, from £2 for a download, on East Hoathly's resident photographer Jimmy the Snap's website. (Please purchase if you would like a copy and please do not just copy the photo from the website. Thanks.) Also a few of Jimmy's photos here on the Photos page.
A video of the finish is also now available to view on YouTube. Click HERE to view.
We look forward to seeing you all back again next year.
Lastly a small news feature on RUNABC South's website.
A friendly rural road race, over a point
to point course, starting in one East
Sussex village and finishing in the
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 19th 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 2016 the race is 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 %.
Canter for Sight. Team Canter for Sight are again taking part in the Kings Head Canter 5K, to raise money for RP Fighting Blindness. To find out more about Team Canter for Sight and the RP Fighting Blindness charity, which the team raises funds for, click here to view the Canter for Sight JustGiving page.
Team Canter for Sight
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!
Photos from the EH&HCS Carnival (Thanks to 'Jimmy the Snaps' for the photos).