Selden Hills Warrior Training


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.

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. Contact us 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.


February 1, 2017
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WOTM January- Mark Ogden

The winner of the January 2017 Warrior of the Month with a total of 249 Selden Hills miles is Mark Ogden!!!
I recall a few years ago we would see Mark walking on Adirondack tossing himself a small ball as he watched us run each week. And now not only is he one of us he is a beast on these hills he calls home as he lives in the neighborhood.
Congratulations Mark!!
The trophy handoff will be on Friday at 8 AM before he runs a Slaughterhouse of course!!!



January 30, 2017
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Memorable Moment by Beth Murray

MONDAY- Memorable Moment
My memorable moment occurred when my 8 year old son, in the summer of 2009 was playing Wii. They made avatars called Miis. Everyone in the family had their own avatar and my kids tried to make them as true to life an image as possible. My son asked me if I wanted to play Wii and he called up my avatar that he had made for me…. she was not “Mommy” she was named……“CHEMO MOMMY” Though holding back tears, this was the moment that I knew I had done everything right. CHEMO MOMMY was bald and had a bright red lipstick smile.


What prompted that memorable moment, the Bald Wii Avatar called CHEMO MOMMY, occurred in March of 2009 at age 43, when I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer.

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January 28, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Beth Murray

Warrior of the Week: Beth Murray
(a.k.a “The Hills’ Sheriff”)

SHW Member Since: May 28, 2015
Age: 51
Occupation : Nurse Practitioner (NP)
& Adjunct Professor Master’s NP Program Stony Brook

Children: Tyler (17), Trevor (15)
Place of Birth: Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Finally I agreed to be WOTW. I’ve been putting Lou off for over a year, worried that as a new runner I just wouldn’t have anything of interest to talk about. I didn’t really have any running related stories. So, be prepared, because I still don’t have many good running related stories.

Let’s get this week started off with some background about myself. Unlike a lot of you youngsters, I have been around for a while, so I do have quite a long backstory.
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January 21, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Kristy Longman

Name: Kristy Longman
Age: 27
Marital status: In a relationship and living with my #1 supporter, Alan.
Occupation: Service Coordinator at an IT company (but actively looking elsewhere) and part-time Brand Ambassador at Blue Point Brewery.
At first I was a bit reluctant to agree to be WOTW because I feel like not a ton of warriors know me. I just had my 1-year hillaversary last month and I always tell Lou that I’m not a morning person, so I seldom make it down to early morning runs. Those of you who go to the track will almost always see me there. I love speed – everything I do in my life is fast-paced. I’m high energy, always on the go, doing a bunch of things at once, am a fast talker, and always am pushing the pace on runs. I guess this is why I became a middle-distance runner, but more on that later.

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January 14, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Wendy Suarez

Hi all and thanks for the opportunity to be your WOTW. My name is Wendy Suarez, age 56 (sometimes I feel like I’m still 25, others like I’m 75). I am fortunate enough to have a great job as a Program Manager for RedIron Technologies (Retail IT Solutions), that allows me to work from home. I get to tell other people to do stuff and then make sure they do it. Kinda cool! I am married to my best friend and dance partner, Oscar. On Valentine’s Day we will celebrate 14 years of marriage (that’s right – I picked that day to make it easy for Oscar to remember, so I would never need to get mad at him for forgetting our anniversary). We have two grown children (my step kids), that live in Houston TX, Oscar Jr., 31yo and Deyanira (aka Sugar), 29yo, who is married to Pablo. I also have beautiful granddaughter, Sophia, 5yo. Hubby and I have four furbabies, Lucky our 14yo mini Schnauzer, and Precious our 14yo cat. We have had both since they were babies. Newly added last year, we also have Mr. Pickles, a 3yo chi-beagle and a 10mo kitten, known as “the Kitty”, aka Paul/Murray/Shadow, because we can’t get a name to stick.

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January 7, 2017
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Saturday Spotlight- Maria Rignola

Name: Maria T. Rignola (I’ve always used my middle initial)

Age: 51
Married to Joe Stanisci just two years ago on Christmas Eve
Children: a 21 year old daughter, Bianca; 2 stepsons, Joey and Mike, 2 daughter in laws, Kay and Allison and 4 grandchildren!

Even though I haven’t run the hills but maybe once in the past 10+ months, I want to thank you Lou LaFleur for keeping me involved by asking me to be wotw! This has motivated me to write this a week ahead of time (on the advice of Lou and a few previous wotw peeps) and actually get back to the hills January 1, 2017 with the help of my girl Chrissy Miccio Thorp. Thank you both.

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January 2, 2017
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Our 2016 Warriors of the Year!!!

It takes not only consistency, perseverance and grit but you also need to remain injury free for the most part to compile the stats there two athletes put up.

Debra Miccio-Franchi won her second consecutive WOTY award with a total of 784.3 Selden Hills miles in 2016. Surpassing her total of 2015 by 6.6 miles. Talk about consistency !!!

And what can you say about KC Brett. It’s not fair to call him a hills machine because he has had his share of boo boos but he bounces right back without missing a beat!
He’s out there three or 4 times a week racking up 15 plus miles at a clip all year long! That’s how you amass 1364 hills miles in 12 months!! He does it all with a smile and I can’t think of a more worthy recipient. He earned this honor for sure!!!