Warrior of the Year Update

We are in the final month of the year and the Warrior of the Year competition for 2017 is still up for grabs. Although Triin Lawrence and Mark Ogden have comfortable leads they are still within reach!
So until we reach the finish line on 12/31 and award plaques to our 4th winners in the male and female divisions I would like to salute those hillbillies who have made the top 10 in their respective end of year leaderboards each full year they have been in our group.

KC Brett, Debra Miccio-Franchi and John Greene have been in the top 10 hills mileage all 4 years we have had the WOTY competition, 2014-2017.
Now that’s consistency!!

Honorable mention goes to Debbi O’Connor Hole and Michael DiBartolowho have tallied 3 years and due to injury and surgery could not crack the top 10 this year. Hopefully you can make a new start in 2018!

Chrissy Miccio Thorp and Michael Oliveri who joined the SHW late in 2014 have both made top 10 in the 3 years they were members for the full year, 2015-2017.
And Mark Ogden has made top 10 in the two full years he has been in the group 2016-2017.

Being consistent on the hills takes some luck, avoiding injury being the biggest challenge, but besides being able, being willing is also a big part of that. Through all the heat of summer and cold of winter these Warriors kept going out there and getting the work in!

Let these folks be your role models for 2018 as we reset the clock to zero on January 1st.
Kudos to all of you!! 🏃🏃🏻‍♀️👏👏👏

Saturday Spotlight- Rebecca Kittrell

Name: Rebecca Kittrell
Age: 44
Hometown: Monticello, NY
Current City: Long Beach
Separated for 6 years (never to return)
Children: Olivia almost 14 and Elijah 12.5
Pets: Jasmine, 10 month old corgie, and Russian Tortoise Jeffrey
Occupation: attorney for developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals

First, Disclaimer: I have only ran the hills once, last winter when Kim Scharoff convinced me to come try them in an effort to get me off my ass after months of doing nothing, and I didn’t complete the full 10K but I plan to be back many times in 2018, so thank you Lou for picking me to be warrior of the week. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Debbie Woloschin

Name: Debbie Woloschin
Age: 57
Hometown: Bellmore
Current Town: Remsenburg
Married: 33 years to Steve
Children: Corey – 26, Jake – 29, Ian – 31
Dog: Sadie – 3
Occupation: Kindergarten teacher
Lou, thanks for asking me to share this week. Whereas most warriors start out by saying they were always active as a child that is not my story. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Deirdre Meehan

Name: Deirdre Meehan (aka DeDee aka Dee)
Age: 49
Hometown: Brentwood
Current Town: Lake Ronkonkoma
Marital Status: Single
Pets: Cider, rescued pitbull
Occupation: Licensed Veterinary Technician

I’ve only been a member of SHW for a year so I was surprised when Lou asked if I’d consider being this week’s WOTW. I’m very quiet and reserved in groups and with people I don’t know well, so I was hesitant to accept his request. After going back and forth with him a bit I decided to step outside my comfort zone and accept the honor, so here I go…. Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Kim Scharoff

Name: Kim Scharoff
Age: 41 (will turn 42 during this week)
Hometown: Merrick
Current town: Long Beach
Marital Status: Single
Pets: None
Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist and Special Education Administrator

Howdy warriors! I haven’t been a hillbilly for even a year yet, so I was honored when Lou asked me to be your WOTW. I don’t get out to the Hills as much as I’d like because of my crazy schedule but love the family atmosphere of the group. Here goes my story… Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Kimberly Bruno

Name: Kimberly (Randel) Bruno
Age: 28 (soon to be 29)
Hometown: Patchogue
Current town: Holbrook
Marital Status: In a relationship
Pets: Tucker, my golden retriever
Occupation: Science Teacher

Hello warriors! I haven’t been a hillbilly for very long yet, so I was honored when Lou asked me to be your WOTW. Most of you know me by my better half, Mike (“hair metal Mike”) Minerva, and in fact he’s a huge part of my running journey. Here goes the rest of my story… Read more

Saturday Spotlight- Robert Haughn

Name: Robert “Bob” Haughn
Age:60
Hometown: Eastport
Current town: Port Jefferson Station
Marital status: Married 35yrs. to Barbara
Children: Greg(34), Erik(28), Lisa(27)
Pet: Abby (German Shepherd – 7)
Occupation: Mini-Bus Driver

First of all…Thanks Lou…for asking me to be Warrior Of The Week. I questioned my ability to entertain the masses but Lou promised everyone would be on the edge of their seats…so the pressure is on all of you to be amused by my ramblings! Read more