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Race Start 2013

Race Start (2013) at Chiddingly


Race Results Now Available

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Race Finish 2017

Race Finish (2017) at East Hoathly

Well done to all of you that ran this morning in rather hot and sunny conditions. We hope you enjoyed the run, and also enjoyed the thirst quenching 1648 beer or softdrink upon finishing, courtesy of the Kings Head Pub

Although some runners found the conditions quite challenging, the men's course record that had stood at 15:20 since the inaugural event in 1998 was broken today with an outstanding time of 15:06 by Finn McNally from Brighton Phoenix. Rebcca Moore (Chichester Runners) won for the second year in a row, in 17:20, just 10 seconds away rom the record of 17:1

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The results are now available on the Results webpage

Jim, our resident village photographer was taking a few photos at the finish. Click the following link to view his excellent photos. He may have got a snap of you finishing. His photos are available to purchase at a very reasonable price.

Jimmythe Snaps Website for photos

We look forward to seeing you back for the 21st edition of the Kings Head Canter in 2018.

Lastly a big thanks to those of you that provided valuable assistance until the first aid nurse and ambulence crew arrived, to the runner that collapsed upon finishing. We are pleased to report that he has now recovered from the severe dehydration and heat exhaustion he experienced.


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 20th 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 2017 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 %.

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.

Canter for Sight Team 2010

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!

Carnival 2006Carnival 2006

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