The Kings Head Canter 5K
Race Start 2013
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.
Race results are now available by clicking HERE.
Having been race director for now 10 years, this was the first year that it has been wet, so we have had a pretty good run over the years. Thanks to all of you for 'braving the elements' and for supporting the event. Hopefully it will be another ten years of sunshine before the next wet day. See you next year on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015.
Well done to all of your that completed the undulating 5km route. The mens winning time this year was an extremely quick 15:23 by Josh Guilmant improving on his 2012 winning time of 15:41. However, Josh just missed setting the course record by just THREE seconds. The course record of 15:20 set way back in 1998 by Geoff Hill still stands! Marathon runner Jon Pepper also recorded a speedy time of 15:34, closely followed by Finn McNally with 15:36.
It was a very close Women's race with Lara Barazzuol winning in a time of 19:03, just three seconds ahead of 2007 womens winner Emma Rollings, with Sue Fry finishing in a time of 19:19.
In the Age Graded over 40 category, the winner was Sally Musson (F60) with a percentage of 87.17% (Time - 21:09). Second was John Lowden (M55) with 83.89% (18:32), and with Peter Kennedy (M60) third with 81.01% (20:08).
East Hoathly Village Team Prize was won by 'Team Creaky' with a combined age graded percentage for the three team members of 176.56%, narrowly beating last year's winning team 'The Runner Beans' who achieved 176.04%. Third East Hoathly Team was 'Team More Mushrooms Vicar' with 154.40%.
Photos to come.
This year is the 17th 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.
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.
Entries are taken up until 10:30 am on the day, however there is a race limit of 275, so to be sure of an entry we recommend entering before the postal closing date of Wednesday 20th August 2014. For postal entries arriving after Wednesday 13th August, the race numbers can be picked up from Chiddingly Village Hall on the morning of the race.
Entries can be made by post (entry form available, click link on left) or online through the SportSystems website. Last date for online entries at SportSystems is Wednesday 20th August 2014. For online entries after Monday 18th August, the race numbers can be picked up from Chiddingly Village Hall on the morning of the race.
In the past around the end of June race entries forms have been sent out in the post to the previous years' entrants. However, due to increased postage costs, this will no longer take place. Please download an entryform HERE for postal entries, or alternatively enter ONLINE to avoid the hassle of cheques, stamped addressed envelope (SAE) and postage costs. (There is an online admin fee of £2).
Fees £8 affiliated, £10 unattached, £8 East Hoathly resident, entry on day £12 but 275 limit.
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. If you would like to join the team, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).