Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2011 Sydenham Fall Trail Run.
Fortunately, the weather held out for us, though the conditions were quite blustery with a strong west wind for the last half of the race. Everyone should be commended for running awesome races in challenging conditions. Good stuff!
210 runners completed the race, with many first time competitors taking part. We love seeing runners who are new to our Sydenham race, just as much as we love seeing our many returning friends.
The men’s race featured a strong battle right to the end with the final decisive break only occurring less than 500 meters from the finish. Felix Lafontant kicked in hard to finish in a time of 30:39, just 10 seconds in front of second place finisher Keith Iskiw. Jack Chubaty finished third overall in a time of 31:14. Top master (40 years and over) competitor in the mens race was Steve Blostein in 31:20.
In the women’s race, Rochelle Moore went out at a solid pace at the beginning and never relinquished her lead to take the women’s title in a time of 32:07. Margarita Sviajina finished second in 32:58, with Myra MacDonald finishing third in 33:48. The top female master was Joanne Armstrong in 34:39.
Once again, we apologize for the bag issue with the UPS shipment not arriving on time for the race, but will notify you by email, website and Facebook when they arrive, and how they will be distributed.
A very big thank you to all of our sponsors who make this race possible:
Spafford Health and Adventure – www.HealthandAdventure.com
La Sportiva Trail and Mountain Running Shoes – www.Sportiva.com
Stonehaven – Handmade items from Napanee, Ontario
Sydenham Veterinary Services – Sydenham, Ontario
Running Room – www.RunningRoom.com
Trailhead – www.TrailheadKingston.ca
Hillside Coffee Company – www.HillsideCoffee.ca
Hansler Smith Ltd – www.Hansler.com
Novelis – www.Novelis.com
Kingston’s Run for Gold – www.kingstonatc.com/kingstonsrunforgold
Also, a very special thank you to all of our wonderful race volunteers:
Jack and Rosemary Spafford (Stonehaven), Brennan Spafford, Heather Spafford, Ali McQuay, Emma Babcock, Kyle Cumpson, Evan O’Neill, Denis Morel and Bob Harding (Denis & Bob’s Rock and Roll Trail Station), Duane Ramsay, Nicole Armstrong, Neil Serres, Jan, Steve Maybury, Monica LaBarge and Kim Bohn (race photos)
Thanks again for coming out and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
See you on the Trails!
Derrick Spafford & Sara Montgomery
Sydenham Fall Trail Run