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

Jennifer Adelberg

January 10, 2015
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Saturday Spotlight- Jennifer Adelberg

Name:Jennifer Adelberg

Nickname: Jennifer

Occupation: Domestic Diva/Former Audiologist

Married to Marc Adelberg, Pediatric Dentist and wanna be professional Yankees Baseball Player

Children: Jacob, 14, Maya, 10 and Mason 8 (today!!!!)

Let me preface my story by saying I don’t think my life thus far has been overly exciting or interesting but it is mine and I wouldn’t change a thing. I also want to say (and I have said this in many of my comments to your stories) that I see a piece of me in many of your stories. I will admit though, that I am extremely fortunate to never (knock wood) experience sudden loss, tragedy or disease personally. I am grateful for that. That’s not to say I haven’t experienced pain though. Continue Reading →

January 6, 2015
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East Meets West Recap

Even a drab and rainy morning couldn’t keep us from having a great turnout for the Second Annual East Meets West Bi County Challenge!!

9 or so runners ventured in from across the county line to participate with us on the first leg of the two week event. Some have run the hills in the past and some had not. So we welcome newbies John Clifford and Bill Mazza to hillbilly nation! They were ably accompanied by veteran Selden Hills Warrior David Rockitter and I’m sure he regaled them with some war stories. I believe they said they ran the 10K course in 51 minutes so you know they were working hard!! Also running her first hills run in Selden was Sue Cunningham Fitzpatrick. Hope someone kept you from making a wrong turn Sue. That could be fatal!

Also coming in from Nassau was Linda Ottaviano, Joe Runner and Glenn Morse. Two who really can’t be called “newbies” even though they have not run the course since our group was formed in 2010 were Fred Von der Heydt and none other than Mike Polansky!! President of THE Greater Long Island Running Club!! These two gentlemen ran these hills back in the 1980’s and 1990’s when they trained alongside The Bohemia Track Club and The Middle Country Runners. So welcome back!! Hope Adirondack and Berkshire brought back fond memories (nightmares?) of training runs past.

I would like to acknowledge another runner from years gone by who has run the course with us in the past and has recently become a regular again and that is Helma Clavin. Helma is in her 70’s and is a LI running legend and it’s great to see her determination and grit on full display as she works the course!

We also had the December Warriors of the Month celebration with the honor going to Michael DiBartolo and Debra Miccio-Franchi who worked together all month to do what it took to take away the trophy. Make sure Mike gets a chance to take it out on the town a few times Deb!!

And we finished up by celebrating our January birthday warriors with some sweets compliments of Joanne Sharon Styles , Nancy Moritz LaFleur, Christine Thorp and Chris Mozer.

Hope all of you will be back to enjoy the hills again real soon!

January 6, 2015
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December Warriors of the Month- Debra Franchi & Michael DiBartolo

We once again have co winners for the Warrior of the Month for the month of December! Congratulations to Debra Miccio-Franchi and Michael DiBartolo who both ran 90.4 miles on our hills courses to beat out all other challengers!! Hopefully last months winner Kristen Girardi and the both of them can make it down to the hills on Sunday at 8AM to complete the trophy hand off.

Thank you all who participated in the contest this year! Hopefully we will have even more hillbillies competing this year for the coveted trophy when we start anew beginning today for the January Warrior of the Month title!!

Debra MichaelDi

January 3, 2015
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Sign Up for March Madness!

Are you ready for some real “March Madness!?”
As you know the Selden Hills will be front and center for the inaugural “Run For The Hill Of It” 10K road race on Sunday March 29th. However there is another iconic race that weekend that has been and will continue to be an integral part of the Long Island running calendar. The Aspire 10K race in Plainview will be held on Saturday morning, March 28th. It is a race that brings out the best of the best of Long Island’s running community every March. It not only is a challenging 10K course but it is a race that is part of the USATF Grand Prix series of races as well as a race that is part of the Greater Long Island Running Clubs’s Championship Series of races. Many of you will run the first two two races in this series, the SRC 10Mile Run to the Brewery and the Kings Park 15K. So why not make a triple play!


The Selden Hills Warriors and GLIRC have decided that anyone who runs BOTH 10K races that weekend should be acknowledged! A snazzy certificate indicating you completed both races on 3/28 and 3/29/15 bearing the logos of both races will be awarded to those that do the work. These two courses are not easy by any means and accomplishing this will be no easy task for many. But runners love a challenge so make the last weekend in March your personal “March Madness 10K Weekend”!! And if you would prefer to run one and volunteer at the other please consider volunteering at one or the other and cheer your friends on to running glory!!

So sign up and get ready to “Go Mad”!!!!!

warriroroftheyear

January 3, 2015
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Warriors of the Year are Crowned

warriroroftheyearAt this year’s 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Run, the first Warriors of the Year were crowned. Congratulations for KC Brett and Joanne Styles for accumulating such impressive mileage on our challenging course! KC topped the men’s side with exactly 620 miles, while Joanne completed 475.9.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our friendly, motivating competition! Remember, to be eligible for Warrior of the Month (and Warrior of the Year) you must complete a monthly minimum of 24.8 miles (one 10k per week) AND report your mileage to Lou at the end of each month. Review the rules here.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy running new year!