Kings Head Canter 5K

A friendly rural road race, over a point to point course, starting in one East Sussex village and finishing in the neighbouring village.

This year was the 22nd running of the Kings Head Canter 5K. Each year on the August Bank Holiday Monday around 200 runners enjoy the great atmosphere of this well organised event, complete with barbecue and drinks at the finish. And for 2019 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. There were 206 finishers in all categories

The Winners this year, Men…Kevin Moore from B&H AC with a new course record of 14.58 and the Ladies winners were (dead heat) Caroline Hoyte and Maisie Trafford from Arena 80 in a time of 18:03

Well done to all of the 207 runners in Monday’s rather hot Kings Head Canter 5k. Even despite the hot conditions there were some very quick times, including a new course record in the official time of 14:58 achieved by Kevin Moore from Brighton and Hove AC, plus a dead heat in the women’s race between previous winner and current course record holder Caroline Hoyte and Maisie Trafford, both from Arena 80 AC, in a quick time of 18:03. First Over 40 Age-Graded winner was James Skinner (Haywards Heath Harriers) VM45-49, time: 16:12 resulting in a %Age Grade of 89.0%.

A small contingent of the Uckfield Runners took part with 74 year young Pete Wilkes being joined by his 12 year old grand daughter Erin Fordham

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

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic