Instead of using your boost along straight stretches, use it on hard corners you can't swing through. Others will have to regain almost all of their speed slowly, while you boost ahead with ease!
Be sure to master the timing of hook swings! Once you have a good feel of when to release, you can use consecutive swings to gain insane speed.
When more than one player has a Golden Hook, be careful when choosing to use your one. If you hook that player, they can hook you right back. Try to wait for them to use it first, or psyche it out of them.
With this knowledge, you now have a good first step towards becoming an excellent Speedrunners player! Now get out there, give it a go, and climb the ranked ladder. If it helped you out in anyway, or you just enjoyed reading it, please consider donating. It helps me out, and encourages me to write more guides. I hope you enjoy Speedrunners!