Selden Hills Warrior Training

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December 12, 2013
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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.

Runners of all abilities are welcome. Our motto is no one runs alone. Contact us for more information.

Regular group runs are now Wednesdays at 4:30 and 5:30. Please see the Calendar for special events and utilize the Facebook page to schedule all other group runs.

May 13, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Jane Groneman Kinsella

Name: Jane Groneman Kinsella
Age: 60!!! (How did THAT happen so fast?!)
Occupation: Principal’s Secretary at St. James Elementary School
Married to: Richard Kinsella
Children: Four sons: Jared, 36, Jeremy, 33, Patrick, 31, and Brett, 26
Grandchildren: 3 girls (Yeah, finally girls!) Anna, 11, Beth, 8 and Lyla, almost 6
Happy Saturday, Warriors!! Thanks to Lou for letting me have the honor to “speak my piece”! (You’ll be sorry when I’m done, Lou! LOL!) I would also like to thank Colleen McKillop who brought me to “The Hills” for the first time in 2013! Her enthusiasm for “The Hills” and all the wonderful people connected to them was infectious and I, too, have come to love them both (The Hills and the people)! Continue Reading →

April 30, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Charlie Long

Name: Charlie Long
aka- Daddy, Uncle Charles, Chaz, C.L. Smooth, Ironman!
Age: 42
Occupation:
1. Lineman for Verizon – currently on strike (Construction work where I drive a big bucket truck, climb poles, work on cables & in manholes, etc)
2. Handyman contractor, mainly for Apple
Children: 2 ❤️❤️, Caitlyn 16 in 4 days! & Brianna 14-1/2
Status: Engaged to June Luciano
Siblings: I’m #3 (and coolest) of 4
Pet: Rick Secor
A big “thank you!” to Lou LaFleur for all that he’s done in creating & developing this incredible family of ours! We’re all indebted to you Lou. Like everyone else here, I’m extremely grateful for all of the friendships I’ve gained being a Selden Hills Warrior! Continue Reading →

April 16, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Dean Bruno

Name: Dean “Dino” Bruno
DOB: 6.24.1970
Occupation: Chief Operating Officer @ American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.
Wife: Cathy Bruno
Children: Zip
Dogs: Tucker, Bonnie, & Saoirse
Place of Birth: Bronx, NY
Hometown: Yaphank, NY
Thank you Lou for thinking of and allowing me to share my story. My life has been quite a journey and filled with many an experience. I have some big shoes to fill this week.
My story begins as I’m reading a book about the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in our basement in mid May 2010. The phone rings and I hear my wife, Cathy, speaking to someone. Cathy walks downstairs and conveys that it’s Dr. Bilfinger, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Stony Brook University Hospital. I say hello and he says that he has good news in that I have Hodgkins Lymphoma. Continue Reading →

April 9, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Marcus Mitchell

Name: Marcus W. Mitchell
Married to Pamela “Pam” and two lovely children Jared (aged 9) and Will “the Mayor” (aged 7)
Residence: Holbrook in the County of Suffolk
Occupation: Project Engineer (aka Chief Cook and Bottle-washer)
Firstly, I wanted to thank Samantha Simon for a great week. I also wanted to point out three interesting items we have in common. 1. We both have first and last names that begin with the same letter. 2. Both our first and last names are first names in themselves and 3. We are both incredibly nice people. Continue Reading →

April 4, 2016
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Saturday Spotlight- Scott Mandia

Warrior of the Week: SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT
Scott Mandia Age: 50
Status: Married to Kelly Mandia, two boys age 11 and 8
Occupation: Meteorology and climate change Professor at Suffolk County Community College (Selden)
Favorite hobby: Finding great craft beer to enjoy
“You look like a runner.” That was the typical comment I heard when I attended races and North Country Road Warriors’ (NCRW) club functions with my runner wife, Kelly Mandia, and people found out that I was not a runner. “That is why I don’t run. I’m already there so why do the work?” I replied with a big grin. That all changed three years ago. Continue Reading →

amazing race recap

April 4, 2016
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Selden Hills Amazing Race Recap by Michelle Berg

Each time I think a Selden Hill event can’t top a previous event, I’m wrong. Todays event will certainly be one to talk about in years to come.

When I heard there would be a SHW Amazing Race scenario in our beloved trails, my first thought was “nope.” I’m not outdoorsy, I don’t like dirt and besides Robs Run, I’ve never ran in trails. When I found out I didn’t have to work on the day of the AR, I figured, why not take part? How hard could it be? I should face my fears of being dirty and possibly contracting Lyme disease. Lou and his team of mad people created a route as well as placed team markers throughout the course. The objective, get all your team markers and win win win. 8 teams of fun, fast and fierce folks were assembled.

No surprise Jaime and I were paired. Continue Reading →