The crowning of our 2017 Selden Hills Warriors of the YEAR!
So many miles through all kinds of weather day after day, month after month.
On the men’s side we congratulate Mark Ogden! He ran 1701.4 miles on our various hills courses! A simply amazing job and a well deserving winner!
On the ladies side, well the drama here was whether two time winner Debra Miccio-Franchi could put in the miles in her last month to surpass the lead built up by Triin Lawrence who left town mid month on holiday. It was epic to watch her go out day after day with her posse putting in those miles in all kinds of weather. Mostly frigid weather this past week!
But get it done she did! To the tune of 796.9 miles on the hills of Selden. Outlasting Triin by 9.9 miles and taking her third consecutive WOTY Award!
To top it off she also was our Warrior of the Month winner with a total of 170.5 miles in the Month of December!
Congratulations to the both of you!
Details on the WOTY award presentation will be forthcoming next week.
Put 2017 into the SHW archives!
We move on to see what special moments we will create in the coming year starting today!!
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!! 🏃🏃🏻♀️👏👏👏
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!!!
New to the leaderboard for December is Kristyn Lineman.
39 women made the leaderboard this year vs. the 20 that made it for the 9 months we held the competition in 2014. Nice increase by the ladies!!
Their total mileage increased from the 2014 total as well. From 3457.6 to 6194.8. An amazing surge!
So while the men were the overall mileage leaders in 2014 by a margin of 529.8 the women came back and took that honor away in 2015 by a margin of 291.1 And congratulations once again to Debra Miccio-Franchi who was our Warrior Of The Year for the women in 2015!!!
For the men…
New to the last leaderboard of 2015 is Jon Frisch and Mike Russell.
The total number of men who met the minimum mileage for a month at least once was 26.
The total leaderboard mileage for the men was 5903.7 hills miles.
That bested the 2014 totals which were 23 runners and 3987.4 miles, which was only for 9 months out of the year as the WOTM competition did not begin until April 2014
Congratulations to ALL the runners who competed this year!
And congratulations once again to our male Warrior Of The Year Juan Oliveras!!