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Kings Head Canter 1998 Finish

Race Finish (1998) at East Hoathly


A friendly rural road race, over a point

to point course, starting in one East

Sussex village and finishing in the

neighbouring village.


RACE RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE (Apologies for the delay in getting the results onto the web. Stuart @ Monday 7:25pm)

2023 Results (click here to view results)

Immediately below are three links about the 2023 Kings Head Canter 5K.

An enjoyable youtube video

An excellent article on runabc south

And the race even made Athletics Weekly, a brief report just after halfway down the weekend race summary, at the start of the Road section


Well done to everyone that took part in our 25th Anniversary celebrations. It was great to have a record turnout, with there being 274 finishes, our largest number of finishers in all 25 years. Also excellent to have some runners from the very first event in 1998 come back to run the 5 kilometres again, or to cheer everyone on and enjoy the celebrations.

A big thanks to you all for supporting our village 5K running event this year, and in previous years, and for making the event such a success that it has reached the milestone of 25 years. Raise your souvenir KHC5k glass, for a toast to the next 25 years!

Below is a group photo of the 1998 Kings Head canter 5K 'Originals', which was taken by East Hoathly's resident professional photographer Jimmy the Snaps at the conclusion of the presentations. There were a few other runners from 1998 that attended today, but unfortunately missed the photo opportunity. (I will make a note in my diary for 2048 - 50 years, to take the photo of the 1998 'Originals' at the race start, rather than after the presentations.)

Jimmy's photos from today are available to view and purcahse at a very reasonable price by clicking HERE to access his Kings Head canter 2023 photo folder.

The Kings Head canter 1998 'Originals'


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 was the 25th running of the Kings Head Canter 5K. Yes, 25 years since the first Kings Head canter 5K took place way back in 1998! Since then, every year on the August Bank Holiday Monday (except 2020), the Kings Head Canter 5K has taken place, and in total there have been 4805 runners enjoy the great atmosphere of this well organised event, complete with drinks at the finish. This year there were 274 finishers, taking the total number of KHC5K fninshes to over 5000!

We celebrated the 25th Anniversary Year in style, and many participants from the previous 24 years came back to enjoy the anniversary celebrations.

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).