Derrick Spafford - Syndenham 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stick it to your forehead, dog, or wherever!

The weather and course conditions were excellent for the 6th annual Sydenham Fall Trail Run this past Sunday.

A record number of 264 runners registered for this year’s race that took place in the town of Sydenham, Ontario. The start/finish is located on the high school track, with the first and last 500 meters going down the main street. The remainder of the course is on the picturesque Cataraqui Trail along the northern shoreline of Sydenham Lake.

Jodi Wendland continued her record breaking ways at Sydenham by winning the women’s race in a new course record time of 30:30. This was 15 seconds faster than the course record she also set in 2009. Second place in the women’s race was Richelle Moore in a time of 31:35, followed by Margarita Sviajina in 33:13 for third. The top female master’s runner was Joanne Armstrong in 34:14.

Jodi Wendland battling with top master Clive Morgan enroute to new CR

In the men’s race, former All-Canadian Cross Country standout Paul Chafe of Sydenham also defended his 2009 title by winning in a time of 26:33, with Scott Takala following in 27:40 and Rob Campbell in third in 28:04. The top master in the men’s competition was Clive Morgan in 30:16.

Paul Chafe extending his lead in the men's race

Complete results are now posted at

Thank you once again to La Sportiva for providing awesome prizing for the race.


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