Monday, October 19, 2009

Sydenham Fall Trail Run - Record Field and New Course Record

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 5th Annual Sydenham Fall Trail Run held on Sunday, October 18, 2009.

A record number of 250 participants competed in the 8km trail race along the north shore of Sydenham Lake on the Cataraqui Trail. The weather was perfect and the fall colours were at their peak.

Defending champion Jodi Wendland had the performance of the day breaking her own course record by 5 seconds in winning the woman’s race in a time of 30:45. Wendland collected $100 cash for the win and an additional $50 for the new course record. Margarita Sviajini finished second in a time of 32:47, followed by Nancy Coke in third in 33:49.

2008 men’s champion Paul Chafe also successfully defended his title winning the men’s race in a time of 26:52. Chafe was followed by Rick Hellard in 28:31 and Clive Morgan in 30:22.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors for making this race possible:
Spafford Health and Adventure –
Dion Running Snowshoes –
La Sportiva Trail and Mountain Running Shoes –
TD Canada Trust – Bayridge Plaza
Stonehaven – Handmade items from Napanee, Ontario
Debbie McKeown Travel and Adventure Writing –
Sydenham Veterinary Services – Sydenham, Ontario
Running Room –
Trailhead –
Hillside Coffee Company –
Hansler Smith Ltd -
Loyalist Kids of Steel Triathlon –
Clearwater Massage Therapy – Sydenham, Ontario 613-572-2106
Peter Montgomery Studio –
Get Out There Magazine –
The Water Store –
Costco –

For complete race results, please visit

Thanks again for a great day and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Derrick Spafford and Sara Montgomery
Race Directors
Sydenham Fall Trail Run


  1. No pressure or anything but just wondering when and if the video and pics will be available.

  2. Keith and Jenn and doing some editing of the video. The whole video process could take a while before getting posted due to the amount of time needed to upload.

    I hope to have some pics up soon. Sadly, we ran out of memory on our camera and only got through about half the field. We'll post what we can soon.

  3. Oh, was that Keith? I thought he looked familiar.