Welcome to Selden Hills Warrior Training

Welcome to Selden Hills Warrior Training

The Selden Hills are calling! Are you ready to challenge yourself and amp up your training? If so, please join the growing number of runners doing just that on the tough 10k course that has hill upon hill for 5 demanding miles, followed by a flat, fast finish.

Check out our course maps here

Members have the opportunity to participate in celebratory Birthday Runs, the Warrior of the Month friendly competition, Prediction Runs, and many more fun events.

Runners of all abilities are welcome. Our motto is no one runs alone.

Email loulaf0516@aol.com for more information.

Regular group runs are now Sundays at 8am. Please see the Calendar for special events and utilize the Facebook page to schedule all other group runs.

Saturday Spotlight- Anita Distefano

Name: Anita Distefano
Hometown: Bayside, Queens
Current Town: Nesconset
Pets : Bean and Max
Occupation: Elementary Teacher
Favorite Song: Ripple/ Grateful Dead

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I think today everyone is just a little bit Irish. Actually, according to Ancestry.com I just found out that I am 9% Irish!

I’ve never considered myself an athlete. I don’t play sports and as a child, I hated gym class…….but here I am, 50 years old and I am a runner! Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Gabriella Brekne

Name: Gabriella Brekne (a.k.a Gabby/ Craig’s sister)
Age: 28 (29 On 3/13)
Home town: Selden
Occupation: Childcare; Toddler Teacher
Children: Just 14 little ones I give back by 5pm
Pets: Dog Rascal

Hello Friends!
So I’ll be honest when I was asked to be Warrior of the Week I was surprised but excited. I don’t get to the hills much due to a foot issue making me prone to fractures. However I love the support the warriors give and try to visit the hills every now and then! Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Nancy Ann Nowak

Name: Nancy Ann Nowak
Nickname: Nance (rhymes with dance)
Age: 49
Hometown: Mineola, NY
Current Town: Mineola, NY
Marital Status: Single – never been married
Children: Andy (18)
Pets: Jazzy (she’s annoying)
Occupation: Advocate with Disability Rights New York, Trainer with CQL (I accredit programs that work with people with disabilities around the country and certify staff), I am a receptionist with Weight Watchers on Saturdays in Carle Place. Favorite sneakers: I’m transitioning out of New Balance 860s to Altras and eventually Nike FlyKnits Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Neil Friedberg

Name: Neil Friedberg
Age: 51
Hometown: North Massapequa, NY
Current Town: Commack, NY
Marital Status: Married to Jodi my awesome wife
Children: Jordan (17), Camryn (14)
Pets: Meeka the wonderdog, Ari, Marshmallow, Delilah (cats), TJ (fish)
Occupation: Human Resources Director at Festo Corp by day, Photographer when not Human Resources Directing
Favorite kicks is a battle between Brooks and Mizuno
You can find me on Nike Running (Neil Friedberg) Instagram (fotosbyneil) Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Lisa Zgutowicz

Name: Lisa (Lipari) Zgutowicz
Nicknames: Mom, Mommy, Ma, Dr. Lisa, Doc
Age: 45
Hometown: From Setauket now live in Ridge
Marital Status: Married 14 years to Steve
Pet: Jake (chocolate lab), Charlotte (hedgehog), keeper of “The Girls” (egg-laying chickens, not really pets LOL)
Occupation: Chiropractor
I was born at 2:10am on 10/10/1972 (in what was then called Franklin General Hospital) in Franklin Square, NY(11010)…do you see anything interesting here, yet? My lucky number is 10. LOL My first 2 years I lived in Brooklyn in an apartment above my grandparents’ espresso shop. (My dad was born in Sicily and came here at age 8.) We moved to Setauket when I was 2.5 and I attended Three Village schools through graduation from Ward Melville in 1990. Read more

Lou LaFleur Honored with the President’s Award by the Greater Long Island Running Club

Lou LaFleur Honored with the President’s Award by the Greater Long Island Running Club

At the annual GLIRC dinner/dance on Februray 3rd, 2018, our very own Lou LaFleur was honored with club’s President’s Award.

GLIRC president, Mike Polansky acknowledged, “Lou has been a GLIRC Executive Board member for several years and the founder and guiding light of the Selden Hills Warriors, one of the most impressive and active grass roots running groups that has arisen on Long Island or anywhere else.”

Well stated by Mike, and I think we would all agree.









Lou was accompanied by not just his club members, but his family as well.

“It was an honor I will cherish and I had my family there as guests of the club to celebrate with me.”

Lou with wife Nancy, son Brian, daughter Lindsay and son-in-law Matt


The annual GLIRC dinner/dance is an evening of dining, dancing, socializing with your running buddies. This year’s event was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury and included  cocktail hour and buffet, unlimited premium liquors, wine, beer available throughout the evening, sit down dinner, dessert with Viennese Table, plus an International Coffee and Cordial Bar.

If this sounds good to you, be sure to join your GLIRC and be ready for next year!