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.”
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!
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!