Sydenham Fall Trail Run – Results


Men’s race winner Rob Asselstine (photo credit: EJ Murphy)


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2013 Sydenham Fall Trail Run held today in beautiful Sydenham, Ontario.

Competitors were treated to an amazing fall day along the shoreline of Sydenham Lake on the Cataraqui Trail. The scenery was colourful, which made for especially enjoyable running.

Rob Asselstine won the mens race in a time of 27:03, followed by Jeff Mountjoy in 27:59 and Rob Campbell in 28:22. Clive Morgan won the mens masters division in a time of 31:09.

In the women’s race, Morgan Williams took first place in a time of 32:34, followed by Magarita Babkova in 33:43 and Carolyn Coffin in 33:50. Nanae Arai won the women’s masters division in 35:43.

Complete results are now available at overall | age group

Photo gallery #1 (photo credits/EJ Murphy)

Photo gallery #2 (photo credits/E. Harding)
Photo gallery #3 (photo credits/Sara Montgomery)


Women’s race winner Morgan Williams (photo credit: EJ Murphy)

A big thank you to sponsors:
La Sportiva
Clif Bar
Hillside Coffee Company
Running Room
Sydenham Veterinary Services
Dion Snowshoes
CRS Rentals
The Water Store
Spafford Health and Adventure

And a very special thank you to our wonderful race volunteers Jack, Rosemary, Brennan, Heather, Bob, Evelyn, William, Duane, Keith, Mitch, Lynn, Neil, Eliza and Sara.

We look forward to seeing you again next year…and at the snowshoes races this winter!

Derrick Spafford
Race Director
Sydenham Fall Trail Run


  1. Doug Weese says:

    This was my first race ever. Learned a great deal more about running and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to the organizers.

  2. Congratulations Doug!! Thanks for making Sydenham your first race! I hope this is the start of many more races for you.

  3. Cheryl Gallant says:

    Hi there, This was my first race as well, just started running this summer. I beat my own time so was happy for that, know it’s time to “kick it up a notch” for next year. Thanks to you and all the volunteers!

  4. Alright Cheryl! Just love hearing about people getting into the sport and having fun! See you next year!

  5. Derrick,

    On behalf of our Belleville based running club, Running Wild, we would like to thank you for another top notch race! Beautiful scenery, an accurate course, and a well organized race…all the makings for a spectacular event. The gorgeous weather helped too.

    Thanks again for all of your hard work and dedication to the running community.

    Carolyn Coffin

  6. Anonymous says:


    Jenny and I would like to thank you for organizing such an amazing event. This is the first time that Jenny and I have participated in the Sydenham Trail Run and we were very impressed with it. It was extremely well organized, the route was well marked, the view was spectacular, the weather was perfect and the volunteers were amazing. A great event like this one does not happen without a lot of hard work, so thank you very much for all the work that you and the others did in organizing this event. Jenny and I plan on being back next year.

    Congratulations and thanks again

    Nancy Kenmir

  7. Carolyn – Thank you so much for bringing down your group. It looked like everyone ran very well!!

    Nancy – It was great meeting you yesterday. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the race. We’ll have to get you out to a snowshoe race sometime too! :)

  8. Rick Royce says:

    Sara & Derrick;

    I want to thank you and your team for putting on a great race. Everything was perfect; an accurate, well marked course; beautiful weather and scenery; lots of food afterwards; and plenty of draw prizes. This race is a gem. Well done again!!

    Rick Royce

  9. thanks Rick! Glad you enjoyed the day. Congrats on your race!!

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