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RRace Start 2013

Race Start 2013


2015 Warm Welcome at the Finiah

Race Finish 2015


After having ten years in a row of dry warm weather from 2004 to 2013, this year, similar to last year, was a little bit wet! Although the rain didn't dampen the spirits of the runners or the supporters, as illustrated above, with a warm welcome being provided to all finishers.

There were exactly 200 finishers this year, and as usual, the runners were of all ages and speeds. Jon Pepper reached the Kings Head in East Hoathly first, for his free pint of 1648 beer, in the second fastest time in the race's 18 year history. He finished in the time of 15:22, narrowly missing the course record by just two seconds. The women's winner was Emily Proto in the quick time of 18:25. However, the loudest round of applause was for 82 year old Rosemary Akehurst, who finished the 5km road race for her sevententh time!

Results are now available on the Results page.

Village photographer 'Jimmy the Snaps' was 'snapping' some great shots of the event. Check out his website to see if you were captured within his lens. Photo downloads and prints are available to purchase from the Photoblog folder on:


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 was the 18th 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 4970 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).